Technical Working Group on Functional Barrier
Founded to respond to concerns about the safety of ABA co-extruded sheets in food contact applications.
Technical experts from ALIPLAST, LINPAC, Klöckner Pentaplast, MP3, COEXPAN-Montonate & observers from two more member companies, coordinated by food contact experts from EuPC.
Conduction of an anonymous survey to collect all available risk assessment analysis on ABA PET sheet.
Drafting of a Harmonized Protocol for the Assessment of Functional Barrier Technology and exploring options to scientifically validate this protocol.
Obtaining a standardized, scientifically based protocol which can be used by PSE members to demonstrate the compliance for food contact of their products. Possible development towards a quality trademark.
Business Information System
Setting the minimal technical and quality standards for PET sheets.
Design and promotion of quality marks
Dialoguing with standardisation authorities.
Research-and-development and promotion activities, possibly with funding from the European communities
Lobbying for technical standards
Development of new applications for the products in question
Monitoring of the activities in the field of PET sheets
Commitment to recycled content - in average 70 % of rPET by 2025