INSTITUTE FOR TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

Packaging

Packaging is an important part of a product life cycle and, in view of the quantity produced every year, it is subject to regulatory measures by the European Union. Packaging is assessed in terms of its influence on the product packed, as well as in terms of the environmental aspect, i.e. the environmental impact of the packaging already used.

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SPHERE OF ACTIVITY OF THE TESTING LABORATORY

  • Plastic packaging
  • Rubber packaging
  • Paper packaging
  • Metal packaging
  • Ceramic packaging
  • Wooden packaging

HEALTH SAFETY OF PACKAGING MATERIALS, SENSORY TESTS

  • Evaluation of packaging according to the requirements of the applicable European Union rules (such as Commission Regulation No. 10/2011, Regulation EC 1935/2004) and the requirements of the U.S. FDA rules in the following parameters:
  • Material identification
  • Total migrations
  • specific migrations of monomers, stabilizers, lubricants, elements, primary aromatic amines
  • Sensory tests
  • content and migration of heavy metals
  • content of MOSH saturated hydrocarbons and MOAH aromatic mineral oils 
  • assessment of non intentionally added substances (NIAS)
  • Microbial contamination tests
  • Miscellaneous tests arising from the relevant regulations for certain foil and packaging materials

Assessment of packaging and materials for manufacture of packaging according to requirements of Český lékopis (Czech Formulary) (Pharmacopoea Bohemica) and European Formulary (European Pharmacopoeia), Chapter 3, Packaging and packaging material, which specifies requirements for pharmaceuticals packaging:

  • Polyolefins (PP, PE, PP/PE)
  • PVC
  • PET
  • Silicone elastomer and oil
  • Glass containers

PACKAGING AS WASTE

  • Evaluation of packaging according to the requirements of the European Directive 94/62/EC concerning the packaging waste in the following parameters:
  • Content of heavy metals

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Ing. Vera Vilimkova

Ing. Sarka Kopeckova

MUDr. Beata Frydrychová

Ing. David Grebeníček


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Institute for Testing and Certification, Inc.
Testing division
trida Tomase Bati 299, Louky, 763 02 Zlin
Czech Republic

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Ing. Vera Vilimkova