IANESCO carries out a complete range of services in response to your needs

In this sector of activity, the laboratory works:

  • For manufacturers, processors and users
  • On diverse types of materials
  • Plastics
  • Ceramics / glass / enamelled objects
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Rubber
  • Silicone
  • Cork…

Of the numerous tests carried out, in particular we do:

  • Overall migration in different simulant liquids, as called for in EU regulations 10/2011
  • Specific migration in simulants (Limit of Specific Migration)
  • Measurement of monomers and additives
  • Measurement of antioxidants
  • Measurement of aromatic amines
  • Measurement phthalates
  • Residual concentrations in the material (QM)
  • Measurement of heavy metals in packaging
  • Identification and quantification of residual solvents
  • Sensory analyses (Robinson Test)
  • Microbiological analyses
  • Tests of the fungistatic effect of materials
  • Research into biocides (paper/cardboard)
  • Research into residual biological contamination (packaging)
  • Research into micro-organisms capable of developing in an alcoholic medium (cork)

    IANESCO, a benchmark in Europe

    It is because we have been working for more than 30 years in the packaging and food contact materials sector, that several thousands of businesses seek our help.

    We can give you support for your tests in France or abroad, in accordance with the regulations in the European Union, the United States of America or in Japan.

    As a laboratory, our principal mission is to give our clients a report on inertness proving the suitability of their materials for food contact at different stages:

    • At the point of development of materials or packaging
    • When a problem arises in the course of production
    • Just before sale (final validation of the material /packaging)
    • When the validity of the report has expired (a report is valid for 5 years)
    • When regulations change
    • For holding documents required for British Retail Consortium or International Food Standard audits

    This inertness report must be supplied for each transaction; the final consumer has to be assured that the material he is using conforms to regulations.

“As regulations become increasingly strict and complex, our teams make it a point of honour to respond to your questions.

Our great experience in the field of food contact allows us to suggest the most appropriate tests in that context in order to verify the inertness of materials in real-world conditions.”

That is IANESCO service.