This glossary provides definitions and explanations for commonly used terms in packaging inks and coatings technology
The term low migration was introduced more than fifteen years ago. It was used to characterize inks for food packaging that were formulated in order to meet migration limits required for food packaging applications and safe use. In light of advances which are reflected in the 2016 revision of the EuPIA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), this term is no longer used by EuPIA.
Nanoscale pigment particles: Analysis of the migration behaviour from printing ink layers of printed food packaging into food
The German Paint and Printing Ink Association VdL commissioned a study investigating the migration of nanoscale pigment particles from printing ink layers of printed food packaging into food. Following the wide range of analytical methods used in this study, no migration of nanoscale pigment particles could be detected from ink layers of printed food packaging into food. Therefore exposure of consumers to nanoparticles from the dried and cured ink layers may be excluded.