Food Contact Materials Physical Properties Testing

Physical properties testing expertise includes key physical property characteristics for a wide range of materials. Our team can support Food Contact Materials physical properties testing. Below are some physical properties testing as per related standard.

  • Cookware - Domestic cookware for use on top of a stove, cooker or hob under testing standard EN 12983-1.
  • Ovenware -it is tested based on standard EN 13834. EN 13834 specifies safety and performance requirements for items of ovenware for use in domestic ovens. It is applicable to ovenware regardless of materials or methods of manufacture. This package includes all applicable testing except chemical testing.
  • Dishwashing resistance --Mechanical dishwashing resistance of utensils is tested under EN 12875. Part 1: Reference test method for domestic articles.
    EN 12875 Part 1 specifies a test method to assess the resistance of domestic articles made from ceramic, glass, glass ceramic, vitreous enamel, metal and plastics against the combined chemical, thermal and mechanical stresses of mechanical dishwashing in domestic dishwashers.
  • Microwave resistance , Materials and articles in contact with food stuffs - Test method for the resistance to microwave heating of ceramic, glass, glass-ceramic or plastic cookware under testing standard EN 15284.
    EN 15284 Microwave resistance test for the determination of the resistance to microwave heating of cookware made of ceramic, glass, glass-ceramic or plastics. It is applicable to articles that are intended for multiple re-use in a microwave oven.
  • Thermal shock resistance ---Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs - Test methods for thermal shock and thermal shock endurance. A physical and mechanical standard for ensuring the performance of glass material according to EU standard.
    EN 1183 Thermal shock resistance for brittle materials, for example glass, glass-ceramics and ceramics intended for use in ovens or as tableware.
  • Vacuum Water Bottle --Materials and Articles in Contact with Foodstuffs - Insulated Containers for Domestic Use, the testing standard is EN 12546-1 , Part 1: Specification for Vacuum Ware, Insulated Flasks and Jugs.

Testing requirements :

  • Pouring:No stains caused by spluttering shall occur when liquid is poured out of the insulated container.
  • Stability:At any level of filling from empty up to its nominal capacity, the insulated container shall not overbalance when placed on a 10 degree-inclined plane.
  • Heat Loss:Pre-heat the container for 5 min with 95degree Celsius hot water. Empty the container and immediately fill it again with 95degree Celsius hot water. Leave the container for 6 hours at 20degree Celsius, then check the water temperature.
  • Thermal Shock:Fill the container with 15degree Celsius water. Leave for 5 min, then empty and re-fill it with 95degree Celsius hot water, again for 5 min. Empty and check if the filler is intact.
  • Stopper Leakage & Seal Leakage:No leakage or drop in water level shall occur after filling the container with water for a certain period of time.
  • Impact:The container shall not break after being made to drop from a certain height.
  • Handle:The handle shall not be damaged in the weight loading test.
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