In an article published on February 21, 2017 the European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) industry association Petcore Europe announced that it has joined forces with the European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW) and Soft Drink Europe (UNESDA) to drive compliance with the regulation on food contact plastics (EU) No 10/2011 regarding non-intentionally added substances (NIAS). The industry associations have signed a non-disclosure agreement “to work together as an integrated bottle value chain from virgin PET to preforms, bottles and r-PET,” Petcore Europe informed. The newly formed PET Industry NIAS Group (PING) “will evaluate NIAS test methods, risk assessment and produce an industry wide accepted process,” Petcore Europe further explained. PING commits to finding solutions to reduce or remove any identified unacceptable risk.

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Petcore Europe (February 21, 2017). “PET bottles value chain joins forces to deliver European NIAS compliance.