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AIMPLAS Creates Regulatory Trademarks for Safe Reusable Food Packaging

Published on 2022-07-08. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability and Bioplastics   

AIMPLAS Trademarks for food packagingAIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, has created the Designed to be Reusable trademark based on Regulation (EC) 1935/2004, Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, Regulation (EC) No 282/2008, as well as recently issued dishwasher resistance standard UNE 53928:2020.

Regulations Promoting Circular Economy

This trademark certifies that a product is designed to be safely reused after several washings and that it has passed the tests required for a product to be considered reusable in terms of food safety. The trademark also validates the product’s functionality.

The tests a product must pass before being awarded the trademark include different analyses, such as a dishwasher resistance testing for at least five dishwasher cycles, a non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) risk assessment, as well as migration tests to guarantee migration to food does not present a risk to human health. Sensory tests are also carried out to ensure that reuse of packaging does not modify food’s organoleptic characteristics.

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Trademark Advantages

Packaging manufacturing companies that have been awarded the trademark have a competitive edge in terms of transparency and food safety.

For consumers who use the packaging, the trademark is a certificate of product safety and sustainability. Promoting reuse provides many advantages for the environment, including a clear reduction in the amount of waste (which might have been poorly managed), the use of fewer resources and a drop in greenhouse gas emissions.


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