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Working Group 5
Overall migration test methods for polymeric coatings on metal substrates
Working Group 5 is no longer active. After completing the initial drafting of the document for the
assigned Work Item it was transferred to Working Group 1 to complete.
The document, CEN/TS 14235 Determination of overall migration from polymeric coatings on metal
substrates
, has been approved, ratified and published (see above).
The CEN/TS contains test methods intended to be performed on materials and articles consisting of
metal substrates with polymeric coatings, to establish compliance with the overall migration limit
expected to be incorporated in a future European Commission `coatings' Directive.
The test methods determine overall migration from metal articles with polymeric coatings intended
for contact with acidic and fatty foodstuffs.
At the meeting in 2000 between CEN Management Centre and the European Commission/EFTA, it
was decided that as the Commission has not yet produced the `coatings' Directive this Work Item
should initially be produced as a preliminary/temporary ENV standard (now to be a CEN Technical
Specification
CEN/TS).
It is expected that the CEN/TS will not be replaced by an EN standard until the European
Commission has produced the `coatings' Directive and any requirements for overall migration testing
have been fully identified.
Working Group 6
Overall migration test methods for polymeric coatings on cellulosic substrates
Working Group 6 is no longer active having completed all work required on the assigned Work Item.
The current positions and progress on the Work Item are given below:
The test method: Determination of overall migration from polymeric coatings on cellulosic substrates
has been approved by CEN members, ratified, implemented and published as CEN/TS 14234.
The CEN/TS contains test methods intended to be performed on materials and articles consisting of
cellulosic (paper and paperboard) substrates with polymeric coatings, to establish compliance with the
overall migration limit expected to be incorporated in a future European Commission `coatings'
Directive.
The test methods determine overall migration from cellulosic materials with polymeric coatings
intended for contact with fatty foodstuffs. A `Guide ` has also been produced. The CEN/TS is a
composite document consisting of the `Guide' and the test methods.
The document has been produced as a CEN/TS, for similar reasons quoted for the Working Group 5
Work Item.
It is expected that the CEN/TS will not be replaced by an EN standard until the European
Commission has produced the `coatings' Directive and any requirements for overall migration testing
have been fully identified.
Working Group 8
Test methods for BADGE and BFDGE plus reaction products, and NOGE