Pigments and paints make everyday life’s products colorful and attractive for consumers. When pigments are not dissolved, dyes are widely dissolved in a particular environment. Pigments and dyes in food-in-contact applications are mainly applied as components of masterbatches or printing inks, such as colorants. Both applications are not covered by harmonised European legislation.
The European Plastic Regulation No. 10/2011 (EU) and the Turkish Food Codex Food Contact Plastic Materials and Materials Communiqué (Communiqué No: 2019/44) accept the use of colorants subject to national legislation.