Senior Staff Researcher Toxicology
Anna Steneholm is an experienced industrial toxicologist with regulatory expertise (e.g. REACH, CLP, food contact materials (FCM)), who has worked in the petroleum industry for more than 10 years. She represents Nynas AB, Stockholm, in the European petroleum trade associate Concawe, where she also acts as the chairman of the Health Management Group and is an active member in the Mineral Oil Task-Force and the Toxicology Group. She is also a member of the FEICA Paper and Packaging Technical Working Group.
Use of safe raw materials: Mineral oils in adhesives, including food contact materials
Mineral oils are very versatile petroleum substances which can be used in many applications, including holtmelt adhesives. To ensure the supply of safe raw materials to customers, the oil industry has agreed on common criteria on how to assess the hazard of substances during the production process and how to demonstrate a safe product for the intended use. Many of these criteria and specifications have later been incorporated into regulations.
In recent years, mineral oils have been in focus as a possible contaminant in food. Here, many misunderstandings have resulted in additional work for many stakeholders throughout the supply chain. This presentation intends to shed light on the different types of mineral oils, specifications and the intended uses, including FCM. This will allow the formulator to choose a safe raw material for the specific application.
Thursday, 13 September 2018, 14:00 - 14:30