Dr Elke Andresen
Member of the FEICA Paper & Packaging Technical Working Group, Food Contact Officer, Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs
Dr Andresen obtained a Doctorate in chemistry from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She joined Mydrin, which was subsequently acquired by Bostik, as a development chemist in 1997. Since 2010, Dr Andresen has worked in the field of food contact regulation in Bostik’s Regulatory Affairs team, representing Bostik at several industry associations in Europe. She joined FEICA’s Paper and Packaging Technical Working Group in 2010 and, since 2017, has represented FEICA on the Packaging Ink Joint Industry Task Force (PIJITF).
Global challenges for packaging adhesives
Consumers are becoming more conscious about chemicals in food and food packaging. This has had a big influence on the market. Several substances have come under pressure and industry is working together to develop a common approach. Growing awareness within the market has also been observed globally, particularly in China, where FEICA is actively advocating on the new legislation for adhesives in food packaging to support members and downstream users who sell into this market. In this presentation, Elke will explore industry initiatives on cyclic esters, dioxane and Glymo, and examine the Chinese standard for adhesives for food packaging.
Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 14:30 - 15:00