Migration of additives from plastic food contact materials

  • Description of the research topic

    Additives are often used in the plastics industry to protect the material both during and after the manufacturing process. As these compounds are likely to migrate into foodstuff, the substances used as additives in the production of food contact materials are highly regulated by the European Union. In regulation 10/2011/EC specific migration limit (SML) values were set and obligatory migration studies were enacted. Despite the existence of the regulation a lot of questions arise concerning the migration and the migration studies. For example: Food simulants were introduced and assigned to different types of food in order to simplify the migration studies. But do they mimic closely enough the corresponding food types?
    How can migration studies of the plastics be futrther simplified? What about the degradition products of the additives?

    Thesis supervisor: Zsuzsanna Eke

    Required language skills: English

    How to Apply?

    If you are interested apply here: [PhD] György Hevesy Doctoral School of Chemistry – Eötvös Loránd University (elte.hu)

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  • Funded: Not Funded

    Master Degree: Required

    Duration: 4 Years

    Full/Part Time: Full Time

    Starting Date: 06 September 2021

    Deadline to Apply: 31 May 2021

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