Polyethylene Terephthalate

Keeping light-weighted PET bottles user-friendly and safe: Sidel

Keeping light-weighted PET bottles user-friendly and safe: Sidel

By Rachel Arthur

Laboratory testing simulates the conditions light-weighted PET bottles have to endure throughout the supply chain, meaning any issues can be rectified before the product is used in the market. Once a bottle is released, addressing problems can be very...

EFSA safety evaluation ‘PET-M’ recycling process

EFSA evaluates the safety of ‘PET-M’ recycling process

By Jenny Eagle

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the recycling processes for plastic waste, according to Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with foods and amending Regulation (EC)...

Avantium must now wait for the decision from the European Commission, expected next year

Avantium’s partners include The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA

Avantium passes EFSA food contact application

By Joseph James Whitworth

Avantium’s food contact application for the monomer used to create polyethylene furanoate (PEF) has been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).


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