Organic Peroxides used in polymer products coming into contact with food- and drinking water.
Leo Nijhof; Nouryon
A short introduction covering Nouryon and its product portfolio for the polymer industry will be given. Main topic will focus on the Approval Processes concerning Organic Peroxides related to Food Contact and Drinking Water Materials. More specific the presentation highlights the requirements to get an organic peroxide approved for use in food contact materials as set by the European food contact regulations. Although organic peroxides (aids to polymerization) are not yet in the scope of the regulation on food contact polymeric materials, the EU requirements are nonetheless applicable when asking for an approval in Member States. The approval processes for organic peroxides in the Netherlands and Germany are discussed.
The second part of the presentation tries to enlighten the current complex situation in European regulations on drinking water materials.