Silicone Materials

Silicone Materials

Various substances are used in silicon production. Many of them can go to the food. At the EU level, there is no specific harmonised arrangement that determines the requirements for food-incontact materials and silicone used in goods.

However, there is a European guide about silicon that comes into contact with food.

One of them is the Resolution Res AP 2005 (5) published by the Council of Europe. This resolution contains a list of substances available in silicon production. The list is not a positive list of authorized items, but can be used to withstand when evaluating the measures to be taken when using the items. In addition, the resolution specifies a limit value of 10 mg / dm2 for total migration. All materials that come into contact with food and products made of silicone must meet this limit.

Silicones are within the Substance and Material Groups with Special Legislation or Planned To Create Special Legislation.