Product safety of packaging materials

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Abstract

In general, product safety issues are related to food contact materials. However, safety demands do not only concern food packages. Other packages, e.g., for pharmaceuticals, medical ware, toys and electronics, also need to be safe. In Europe, the General Product Safety Directive regulates all consumer products by stating that "only safe products can be placed on the market". It covers any products intended for and likely to be used by consumers, including the products' packaging.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar
Subtitle of host publicationVTT and USDA Joint Activity
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages33-42
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7590-9
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7589-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 22 Sep 200923 Sep 2009

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium
Number263
ISSN0357-9387

Seminar

SeminarWood and Fiber Product Seminar
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period22/09/0923/09/09

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Pitkänen, M. (2010). Product safety of packaging materials. In 2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity (pp. 33-42). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 263 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/symposiums/2010/S263.pdf