ALARA is the abbreviation for "as low as reasonable achievable". Working according to the ALARA principle in terms of food contact means that all possible migrants should be reduced to the minimum level necessary to achieve the intended technical effect.
The Henkel analytical center in Düsseldorf offers its analytical services to all business units of Henkel, as well as to external customers. It supports Henkel products throughout their whole life cycle: from research via product development to production, product management, sales and technical customer service. The analytical services are as varied as the Henkel product range, from adhesives to laundry products and cosmetics. Depending on the requested information, the analytical center has all techniques available to investigate raw materials as well as finished goods, check specifications or perform failure analysis.
Antioxidants are often used in thermoplastic systems like hotmelt adhesives in order to prevent thermo-oxidative damages (degradation, skinning, discolouration) of the adhesives especially when they are in molten state. Antioxidants which are commonly used are of rather low molecular weight, e.g. phenolic antioxidants, thiosynergists or phosphites. Henkel uses, for products with possible food contact, only antioxidants which are listed in the plastic regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and in the respective FDA regulations.
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