Lysopure organic pigments make colored food packaging safer
Food-safe pigments with exceptional color and purity
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Lysopure’s high chemical purity helps keep food packaging safe.
Primary aromatic amines (PAA) occur as contaminants in azo pigments and may pose a health risk if they migrate into food from colored food contact materials such as packaging and napkins. Numerous international regulations exist including the European Union regulation (No 10/2011) and the Swiss ordinance on materials and articles (817.023.21, annex 1.III.6), have been implemented specifically to prohibit the release of PAAs into food in detectable quantities.
To minimize this risk of potential exposure to harmful substances subject to migration, Ferro has developed the Lysopure high purity line of organic pigments for use in food contact packaging.
A healthier solution.
“Ferro has great expertise in migration analysis and is equipped to assess migration tests according to different standards and applications, including EN 645; Bfr XVVVI and EU 10/2011,” says Pierre Boulangue, Technical Service Manager at Ferro. This migration analysis expertise was critical in the development of the Lysopure line.
The range of pure pigments used in Ferro Lysopure is based on a strict selection of raw materials, advanced processing techniques, and an internal quality control process performed on every batch. Only those food contact materials listed as approved substances are used; each batch is systematically checked for PAA, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), and non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) in the pigment content.
Plenty of color possibilities
Lysopure comes in seven colors ranging from greenish-yellow to bluish red, allowing for full coverage of the color spectrum.
In addition to excellent aesthetic effects, the high purity profile of Lysopure pigments allows Ferro’s customers the following advantages:
- Meet more stringent and ever-evolving regulations in terms of possible migration.
- Give their customers a secure statement regarding the inks being used, as PAA content is monitored and only approved additives are implemented.
Lysopure is ideal for use in tissue ink and bakery paper. It can also be used in any application in which the purity profile is of concern, such as indirect food contact packaging, fingerpaints, non-woven materials, and other plastic applications.
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