Survey of the occurrence of 1,6-hexanediol diglycidyl ether in food contact materials: A LOUS 2012 - 2015 follow - up project

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This project is a survey of the occurence of 1,6-hexanediol diglycidyl ether (HDDGE) specifically in food contact material on the Danish market

This survey clarifies that HDDGE is listed on an inventory for possible use in printing inks food contact materials, but that is not used by European producers and importers. The substance is not allowed for use in plastic materials for food contact. One Danish company reported a possible use of HDDGE in coating of drinking tanks and pipelines. This is the only use of HDDGE confirmed in relation to food contact materials in Denmark.

The project is following up on a previous survey under the Danish EPA’s LOUS-review (Environmental Project no. 1472).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen K
PublisherDanish Ministry of the Environment
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-93178-71-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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