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Food safety is one of the key topics of the food and food-related industries. Our webinars allow you to communicate directly with our Henkel food safety experts from the corresponding fields and keep you up to date on crucial topics, among others migration testing, adhesives in food packaging, risk assessment of NIAS, food contact legislation or mineral oils. Register for our free webinars and benefit from pure expert knowledge.

In 2017, we have scheduled 10 global webinars in English language and 8 webinars especially for Latin America in Spanish and Portuguese language. In addition, we offer 5 webinars on various topics for North America in English language.

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Global webinars in English language

Assessing the Risks of Food Contact Materials

Toxicological evaluations and risk assessments are the Toxicology group's contribution to food safe packaging. Investigating toxicological properties of substances and formulations, the search for toxicological data and conducting quantitative structure activity relationship analyses (QSAR) are only few examples of the large service portfolio that the toxicological department is offering. The key objective is that no risk to human health originates from Henkel's food contact materials. In his webinar, Dr. Jörg Feesche will dive deeper into this topic.

Topic: Assessing the Risks of Food Contact Materials
Speaker: Dr. Jörg Feesche, Henkel Corporate Toxicology Group

The webinar will take place on March 8, 2017.
09:00 AM & 04:00 PM CET (Central European Time)

Migration Testing in Flexible Packaging

In this advanced interactive webinar, Dr. Dennis Bankmann will focus on migration testing in film and foil lamination. He will explain the legal background of migration testing and will talk about the specific considerations for reactive polyurethane adhesives. Furthermore, he will present in detail the common pitfalls in migration testing and will give best practices how to avoid these pitfalls.

Topic: Migration Testing in Flexible Packaging – Points to consider
Speaker: Dr. Dennis Bankmann, Product Development LOCTITE LIOFOL, Europe

The webinar will take place on March 29, 2017.
09:00 AM & 04:00 PM CEST (Central European Summertime)

Basics in Migration

In this interactive webinar, Dr. Andre Weiss will talk about what migration means and how it occurs. Another important topic will be the measurement and evaluation of migration. Furthermore, he will discuss which role adhesives play in migration.

Topic: Basics in Migration – Adhesives in Food Packaging
Speaker: Dr. Andre Weiss, Henkel Corporate Analytics - Lab Instrumental Analytics

The webinar will take place on May 17, 2017.
09:00 AM & 04:00 PM CEST (Central European Summertime)

Coldseal Coatings for Food Packaging

According to a 2012 report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the subject of mineral oil hydrocarbons in food, there are numerous sources of food contamination by mineral oil components. Mineral oil is composed of thousands of various substances with totally different toxicological risk. In this webinar, Dr. Monika Tönnießen will be talking about the challenges concerning mineral oil hydrocarbons in food packaging.

Topic: Mineral Oil Components in Food Packaging Adhesives – Essentials you need to consider
Speaker: Dr. Monika Tönnießen, Henkel Adhesive Technologies - Product Safety Europe, Food Contact

The webinar will take place on May 31, 2017
09:00 AM & 04:00 PM CEST (Central European Summertime)

Coldseal Coatings for Food Packaging

Brian Stephenson will discuss coldseal coatings in indirect and direct food contact applications. He will describe factors influencing the choice of the coldseal and the pattern used. Finally he will explain testing protocol and analysis carried out to ensure the coldseal adhesive is suitable for food packaging.

Topic: Coldseal Coatings for Food Packaging
Speaker: Brian Stephenson, Product Development LOCTITE LIOFOL water-based products, Europe

The webinar will take place on June 20, 2017
09:00 AM & 04:00 PM CEST (Central European Summertime)

Risk Assessment of NIAS in Food Contact Adhesives

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) is a designation for all substances that are present in food packaging materials which are not added as part of the formulation work of the suppliers. Such compounds are either - often unavoidable - impurities and reaction side products contained in films, inks and adhesives or substances that are formed in the application. In their webinar, Dr. Monika Tönnießen and Dr. Andre Weiss will dive deeper into this topic.

Topic: Risk Assessment of NIAS in Food Contact Adhesives
Speaker: Dr. Monika Tönnießen, Henkel Adhesive Technologies - Product Safety Europe, Food Contact & Dr. Andre Weiss, Henkel Corporate Analytics - Lab Instrumental Analytics

The webinar will take place on September 20, 2017.
09:00 AM & 04:00 PM CEST (Central European Summertime)

Primary Aromatic Amines

In this interactive webinar, Helga Garmann  will focus on primary aromatic amines (PAAs) in flexible packaging. She will describe their formation and methods for detection and measurement. Finally, she will demonstrate how to minimize the risk and will talk about Henkel’s solutions for flexible packaging applications.

Topic: Primary Aromatic Amines – Everything you need to know
Speaker: Helga Garmann, Product Development Polyurethane Adhesives, Europe

The webinar will take place on October 11, 2017
09:00 AM & 04:00 PM CEST (Central European Summertime)

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Food Contact Statements

On European level, there is no specific legislation for each group of food contact material available. Food contact statements for adhesives are very important communication tools within the supply chain. These statements give detailed information on the result of our risk assessment and point out where the responsibility of our customers starts.

Topic: Food Contact Statements – How to read and apply
Speaker: Dr. Monika Tönnießen, Henkel Adhesive Technologies - Product Safety Europe, Food Contact

The webinar will take place on October 25, 2017
09:00 AM & 04:00 PM CEST (Central European Summertime)

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In this interactive webinar, Dr. Andre Weiss will talk about methods for advanced migration testing with regard to food safe packaging. He will explain the influence of different migration conditions on the outcome of migration tests. Finally, he will demonstrate a screening test strategy.

Topic: Advanced Migration Testing for Food Safe Packaging Solutions
Speaker: Dr. Andre Weiss, Henkel Corporate Analytics - Lab Instrumental Analytics

The webinar will take place on November 8, 2017
09:00 AM & 04:00 PM CET (Central European Time)

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Adhesives in Food Contact

Increasing globalized markets require a globally aligned food safety commitment. However, there is no uniform food contact legislation on global level, but very different regional and local laws and regional standards. In this webinar, Dr. Monika Tönnießen will be talking about the different aspects of global food contact legislation in relation to adhesives.  She will explain most important aspects you need to consider for multi-regional products.

Topic: Adhesives in Food Contact – Fundamentals of Global Legislation
Speaker: Dr. Monika Tönnießen, Henkel Adhesive Technologies - Product Safety Europe, Food Contact

The webinar will take place on November 29, 2017
09:00 AM & 04:00 PM CET (Central European Time)

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Webinars for Latin America in Spanish and Portuguese language

Aminas Aromáticas Primárias

Neste webinar interativo, Guilherme Fernandes falará sobre aminas aromáticas primárias (AAPs) em embalagens flexíveis. Ele irá explicar a sua formação, métodos de detecção e medição. Por fim, as soluções da Henkel para aplicações de embalagens flexíveis demonstrarão como minimizar o risco.

Tema: Aminas Aromáticas Primárias - tudo o que você precisa saber
Apresentador: Guilherme Fernandes - Desenvolvimentos de Produtos PU

O webinar acontecerá em 15 de março de 2017
às 11:00 da manhã (BRT)

Aminas Aromáticas Primarias

En este webinar interactivo, Carlos Motta presentará sobre las aminas aromáticas primarias (AAPs) en embalajes Flexibles. Describirá su formación y métodos de detección y medición. Por fin demostrará como minimizar el riesgo hablará sobre las soluciones Henkel para las aplicaciones en embalajes flexibles.

Tema: Aminas Aromáticas Primarias - todo lo que necesita saber
Presentador: Carlos Motta - Desarrollo de Productos

El Webinar tendrá lugar el 6 de abril de 2017
a las 11 de la mañana (BRT)
 

Adesivos Hotmelt Seguros para Embalagens de Alimentos

Neste webinar interativo, Sergio Mattos fornecerá informações detalhadas sobre diversos aspectos dos adesivos hotmelt para aplicações de embalagens, como a visão geral da legislação, conceitos da migração e regras gerais para garantir que os hotmelts sejam seguros para as embalagens dos alimentos.

Tema: Adesivos Hotmelt Seguros para Embalagens de Alimentos
Apresentador: Sergio Mattos - Desenvolvimento de Produtos HM

O webinar acontecerá no dia 24 de maio de 2017
às 11:00 da manhã (BRT)

Testes de Migração em Embalagens Flexíveis

Neste webinar interativo avançado, Guilherme Fernandes focará em testes de migração em laminação de filme e alumínio. Ele explicará os requerimentos legais dos testes de migração e falará sobre as considerações específicas para os adesivos de poliuretano reativo. Além disso, apresentará em detalhe as falhas comuns nos testes de migração e dará melhores práticas sobre como evitar essas falhas.

Tema: Testes de Migração em Embalagens Flexíveis
Apresentador: Guilherme Fernandes - Desenvolvimentos de Produtos PU

O webinar acontecerá no dia 9 de agosto de 2017
às 11:00 da manhã (BRT)

Ensayos de Migración en Empaques Flexibles

En este avanzado webinar interactivo, Carlos Motta se enfocará en ensayos de migración para laminaciones de film y aluminio. El explicará los requerimientos legales de los ensayos de migración y hablará sobre las consideraciones específicas para adhesivos de poliuretano reactivo. Además presentará en detalle, los peligros comunes en los ensayos de migración y dará las mejores prácticas para evitar estos errores. 

Tema: Ensayos de Migración en Empaques Flexibles
Presentador: Carlos Motta - Desarrollo de Productos

El Webinar tendrá lugar el 30 de agosto de 2017
a las 11 de la mañana (BRT)

Declarações de Contato com Alimento

Não existe legislação específica disponível para cada grupo de materiais de contato com alimentos. Declarações de contato com alimentos para adesivos são ferramentas de comunicação muito importantes dentro da cadeia de suprimentos. Estas declarações fornecem informações detalhadas sobre o resultado da nossa avaliação de risco e indicam onde a responsabilidade de nossos clientes começa. Sabrina Nonato irá se aprofundar mais neste tópico.

Tema: Declarações de Contato com Alimento - como ler e aplicar
Apresentadora: Sabrina Nonato - Assuntos regulatórios e segurança de produtos

O webinar acontecerá em 21 de setembro de 2017
às 11:00 da manhã (BRT)

Adesivos Hotmelt Seguros para Embalagens de Alimentos

Neste webinar interativo, Sergio Mattos fornecerá informações detalhadas sobre diversos aspectos dos adesivos hotmelt para aplicações de embalagens, como a visão geral da legislação, conceitos da migração e regras gerais para garantir que os hotmelts sejam seguros para as embalagens dos alimentos.

Tema: Adesivos Hotmelt Seguros para Embalagens de Alimentos
Apresentador: Sergio Mattos  - Desenvolvimentos de Produtos HM

O webinar acontecerá no dia 18 de outubro de 2017
às 11:00 da manhã (BRST)

Registro gratuito!

Aminas Aromáticas Primárias

Neste webinar interativo, Guilherme Fernandes falará sobre aminas aromáticas primárias (AAPs) em embalagens flexíveis. Ele irá explicar a sua formação e métodos de detecção e medição. Por fim, as soluções da Henkel para aplicações de embalagens flexíveis demonstrarão como minimizar o risco.

Tema: Aminas Aromáticas Primárias - tudo o que você precisa saber
Apresentador: Guilherme Fernandes - Desenvolvimentos de Produtos PU

O webinar acontecerá no dia 22 de novembro de 2017
às 11:00 da manhã (BRST)

Registro gratuito!

Webinars for North America in English language

The Food Contact Notification Program can be confusing. Henkel will provide attendees more specifics on FDA requirements for assembling a submission, including describing the substance, the technical effect of the substance, analytical requirements, toxicological information requirements and exposure calculations.

Topic: Deep Dive into the FDA’s Food Contact Notification Program
Speaker: Dr. Grant Kenion

The webinar will take place on July 26, 2017
at 11:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

Ensayos de Migración en Empaques Flexibles

An overview of food legislation for Mercosur - a consortium of countries in South America established to eliminate trade barriers between its member states.  An overview of the regulations for these countries in South America with large economies, such as Brazil and Argentina, will be presented. Similar to the EU, multinational converters need to understand the similarities and differences in regulations in this region.

Topic: Overview of Mercosur Regulations
Speaker: Dr. Guilherme Fernandes

The webinar will take place on September 13, 2017
at 11:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

Ensayos de Migración en Empaques Flexibles

Regulations governing food packaging adhesives are continuing to evolve. The webinar will review current regulations pertaining to adhesives and coatings. As the food packaging industry becomes more and more global each year, this is a jurisdiction of ever increasing importance to US-based converters. The information will be presented by Dr. Monika Toenniessen, a recognized expert and Henkel's leading authority for EU food packaging regulations.

Topic: Overview of EU Food Packaging Regulations for US-Based Converters
Speaker: Dr. Monika Toenniessen

The webinar will take place on October 17, 2017
at 11:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

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China's Food Safety Law covers over 130 National Standards and 125 Industry Standards for food packaging materials.  It covers one of the largest jurisdictions in the food packaging industry.  This webinar will review changes made in the GB-9685-2016, which is the most recent revision of the GB-9685-2008.  Since there are official English translations for only some, not all, of the regulations and the work that goes into compliance. This is an excellent chance to get an easy-to-understand overview.

Topic: Introduction to Chinese Regulations for Food Packaging
Speaker: Nini Lin and Wen-Gie Siew

The webinar will take place on November 15, 2017
at 11:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

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FDA regulations for coatings can be confusing and identifying the correct regulation for most cold seal applications can be difficult. As an example, 21 CFR 175.300 is referenced in many other areas and is intended for repeat use articles and direct food applications on aluminum foil. Is it 21 CFR 175.105, with a consideration of incidental edge contact, or a direct food contact application? These and other coatings topics will be covered in this webinar.

Topic: Understanding FDA Regulations for Coatings
Speaker: Dr. Grant Kenion

The webinar will take place on December 7, 2017
at 11:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

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