Home > overview analytical services > XRF // X-ray fluorescence analysis > plastics, rubbers > Chlor in Lebensmittelverpackungen

Determination of chlorine content in packaging materials for food

 

Our Services for you:

 

  • XRF-screening and qualitative detection of chlorine in food packages as an indicator for the presence of platicized PVC. 

 

For further information on platicizers contained in PVC please refer to the pages of the Umweltbundesamt (German Federal Environmental Industry).

Introduction to the issue

 

If chlorine can be detected in food packages, it might indicate that the packages partly or mainly of PVC, polyvinyl chloride.

 

Even vinyl chloride, the starting material of PVC, is carcinogenic and mutagenic, i.e. is able to produce a change in genetic material. But further harmful substances are involved in the production of PVC. The phthalate plasticizers contained in plasticized PVC are harmful to your liver and kidney and are also suspected of causing cancer.

 

Plasticized PVC in food packages is problematic if a contamination of the food is not prevented by protecting layers. Plasticized PVC should not be used in connection with fatty food because phthalates are quickly absorbed by fat. The same applies to baby food.

 

 

 

 

Positive detection of chlorine in food package

Standards and guidelines for XRF-analysis of chlorine in food packages

  • DIN 51418-1:2008-08 - X-ray spectrometry - X-ray emission- and X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) - Part 1: Definitions and basic principles
  • DIN 51418-2:2015-03 - X-ray spectrometry - X-ray emission and X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) - Part 2: Definitions and basic principles for measurements, calibration and evaluation of results

Asbestos Analysis0

Reliable analysis of asbestos with SEM/EDXORDER NOW!

Order inquiry & contact

  • Phone: +49 (0)5505 // 940 98-0
  • fax: +49 (0)5505 // 940 98-260

News

Apr 30, 2019

Impregnation of outdoor clothing - Göttinger Tageblatt reports about MeyerundKuhl

MeyerundKuhl Spezialwäschen GmbH, based in Hardegsen, cleans and impregnates outdoor clothing for customers throughout Europe. The Göttinger Tageblatt reports on the successful start-up with which we recently developed a test method for the decontamination of asbestos in firefighting clothing. ... read more

Apr 16, 2019

Meet CRB at the 8th symposium "Der Bausachverständige"

Our experts welcome you at the 8th symposium "Der Bausachverständige" (The Building Expert) in Cologne on June 5. The focus of this year's event is on indoor pollutants radon and asbestos. ... read more

Mar 4, 2019

Test method developed for asbestos decontamination of firefighters' clothing

In fire situations, firefighters are exposed to a variety of hazardous substances, including asbestos. In cooperation with the MeyerundKuhl specialist laundry, CRB has developed a test procedure to check whether fire-fighting textiles can be sufficiently decontaminated by washing and impregnation. ... read more