FoodContact glass fiber solutions for reinforced thermoplastics*Owens Corning - Innovation for Living Home
Coffee machines include many components which come into contact with the water and coffee, either for multi-serve drip-filters, single serve with pod- open systems, single serve capsules-closed systems, single serve, espresso capsules and fully automatic espresso.» learn more
By definition, most kitchen appliances are in contact with food (chef & food mixers/processors, bread and waffle makers, steamers & cookers, etc).» learn more
Most of the houseware applications are kitchenware and cookware» learn more
Segments of the food processing industry include machinery used for processing and packaging food and beverages, large scale baking, dryers, meat processing and large scale food mixing.» learn more
The main applications which make up this water contact market are water meters, water pumps and valves/fittings.» learn more
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Compliance with European Union (EU) plastic regulation applies to all stages of the supply chain including the intermediate stage up to the starting substances. The declaration of compliance, and supporting documentation must be available at all marketing stages other than the retail stage. It must be available at the importer level which is the marketing stage for imports.
Food contact materials and articles inspection and enforcement is executed by EU member statesï¿½ national authorities. Violation of the regulations could be subject to the penalties foreseen in the regulation.
Our purpose is to raise the awareness of regulations within the supply chain and help our customers stay compliant. Owens Corning is bringing solutions to the market that are compliant with EU regulations. We will provide the product and required certification you need to be in compliance.
As an OEM or molder, you must assure that your articles meet the applicable requirements of EU regulation 10/2011: compliance of the composition, compliance with overall migration limit and applicable specific migration limits, and are manufactured according to GMP regulation. You must also issue a declaration of compliance, per Annex IV of the Regulation and maintain supporting documentation in your files. Such supporting documentation would include the declarations of compliance of the various upstream suppliers in your supply chain.
When it comes to drinking water, one must understand the difference between drinking water distribution network infrastructure and drinking water as used in household appliances, which is considered food.
Water distribution network materials fall under national regulations, not at the EU level. However, there is work in progress to move towards one regulation covering the EU and is expected to have some similarities with the food contact regulation, i.e. reference to positive lists.