MOCA materials (Food Contact Materials and Objects) are regulated both at the national and European level for a safety reason: being precisely intended for food contact, they must not contain hazardous components.
MOCA regulation is based on Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004, which establishes general requirements for all materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Regulation (EU) 10/2011 focuses on plastic materials, defining their specifications and migration limits. These concern the amount of chemicals that can migrate from the plastic material to food without compromising its safety.
In 2020 the regulation was updated: in that year, the European Commission introduced Regulation (EU) 2020/1245 amending Regulation (EU) 10/2011. This new regulation contains updated provisions for the authorization of new substances, conformity assessment, and verification of plastic materials based on best practices and new scientific knowledge.
We refer to plastics because this is the material we use for ADFlex’s food-grade pipes.
Here are the involved products:
- ADFLEX CRYSTALCLEAR Atox
- ADFLEX CRYSTAL RETEX SL Transparent
- ADFLEX CRYSTAL RETEX ML Transparent
- ADFLEX CRYSTAL RETEX HL Transparent
- SANIFLOW White
These products consist of a plasticized PVC inner layer (contact side), a polyester yarn reinforcement, and a plasticized PVC outer layer (except for ADFLEX CRYSTALCLEAR Atox, which has only the plasticized PVC inner layer).
All these products comply with Regulation (EU) 10/2011 as amended, Regulation (EU) 2020/1245, Directive 2002/72/EC, 2007/19/EC as amended, Regulation (EC) 1895/2005, Regulation EC 2023/2006 (GMP), Regulation 1935/2004/EC. This is as far as European regulations are concerned, but they also comply with Italian regulations such as D.M. 21/03/1973 and subsequent amendments and revisions and DPR 777/82 (and subsequent amendments and revisions).
Where substances regulated by regulations are present, such as in the case of Terephthalic acid,bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester, their concentration is lower than the legal limits.
For more information, write to our technical department.