Norner test laboratory for food and healthcare industry

Food and Healthcare

Norner offers testing of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and medical devices.

  • The testing is performed according to the harmonized EU regulations: Commission directive and amendments.
  • Norner carry out a wide range of testing service related to packaging and medical applications.
  • Norner cooperate with other laboratories and technology centers which enable us to offer an even broader range of test and development services.

The healthcare market has stringent requirements for product safety, quality and consistency.

  • Norner has broad knowledge in international regulations.
  • The authorities require extensive documentation regarding regulatory compliance for materials used in pharmaceutical applications.
  • Norner has long experience in polymers used in healthcare packaging and medical devices. Being an independent plastics institute Norner operates as a cooperation partner to clients.

We give advice regarding selection and testing of different  polymer grades available in the market for medical applications. Read more about Healthcare - innovative polymer solutions.

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Norner has a high level of expertise in testing. Read about other testing service areas.

Food & Pharma testing

Pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices. Norner has broad knowledge in international regulations.

The healthcare market has stringent requirements for product safety, quality and consistency.

  • Norner has broad knowledge in international regulations.
  • The authorities require extensive documentation regarding regulatory compliance for materials used in pharmaceutical applications.
  • Norner has long experience in polymers used in healthcare packaging and medical devices. Being an independent plastics institute Norner operates as a cooperation partner to clients.
  • Norner has leading expertise in plastics and packaging including additives, catalysts, monomers, polymer structure and characterization. 
  • Our expert group has broad knowledge in international regulations for polymers used in food contact and medical applications as well as REACH regulation.

 

We offer:

Polymer long term stability studies

  • Advanced polymer analytic methods are used to follow if any changes in polymer structure, composition and properties is taking place during exposure in defined media and conditions.
  • Polymer degradation studies (ref. ISO10993-13)
  • Chromatography testing

Polymer additive and composition analysis

  • Detailed polymer composition and additive analysis  in order to confirm compliance to Eur. Pharmacopoeia regulation regarding additives
  • Chromatography testing

Investigation and detection of potential contaminants/foreign matters in products

Quality control and product consistency

  • Raw material  batch- to- batch quality and consistency
  • Final product control
  • Chromatography testing
  • Rheology testing

Wide range of analytical and chemical services

  • Analysis of additives and monomers in packaging
  • (EC) 1935/2004, (EU) 10/2011, REACH and FDA expertise
  • Overall migration testing according to EN 1186
  • Identification of possible SML components
  • Specific migration testing according to EN 13130
  • Notification services for US and EU food contact regulations
  • Heavy Metals in toys
  • Analysis of volatiles

 

We give advice regarding selection and testing of different polymer grades available in the market for medical applications.

 

 
Broad knowledge in international food regulations

Norner assists companies with Food Contact Regulatory services.

The authorities require today documentation to demonstrate that regulations are fulfilled.  This makes it increasingly important to understand the food contact regulation, make assessments and perform chemical analysis.

As an independent plastics institute Norner operates as a cooperation partner to clients and is determined to develop and deliver sustainable solutions and reliable results. 

  • Norner has leading expertise in plastics and packaging including additives, catalysts and monomers.  
  • Our expert group has broad knowledge in international regulations, such as food contact, medicals, toys, utensils, water pipes and REACH.
  • We know how to influence product development, design, and manufacturing process via the additives to the actual processing and packing application. 

Norner carries out a wide range of services relevant to packaging, medical and consumer goods.

 

We offer:

  • Analysis of additives and monomers in packaging
  • (EC) 1935/2004, (EU) 10/2011, REACH and FDA expertise
  • Overall migration testing according to EN 1186
  • Identification of possible SML components
  • Specific migration testing according to EN 13130
  • Notification services for US and EU regulations
  • Analysis according to European Pharmacopeia
  • Testing according to other standards
  • Analysis of Bisphenol A
  • Analysis of Phthalates
  • Heavy Metals in toys
  • Odour and taste testing
  • Analysis of volatiles
  • Compliance of Materials for Drinking and Potable Water
  • Analysis of odour and fogging for automotive
Norner offers migration testing of materials and products

Plastic materials intended to come in contact with food need to be tested accordeding to EU regulations.

  • Our laboratories provide migration testing of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
  • The testing is performed according to the harmonized EU regulations: Commission directive and amendments.
  • Norner has a network of partners in packaging testing and analytics for additional tests. 

 

Migration testing areas:

Overall migration testing according to EN 1186

  • Aqueous food simulants by total immersion
  • Aqueous food simulants by cell
  • Aqueous food simulants by article filling
  • Substitute tests into iso-octane and 95% aqueous ethanol

Specific migration testing according to EN 13130

  • Determination of 1-octene and 1-hexene in food simulants
  • Determination of selected additives in food simulants

Chemical analysis of additives

  • Qualitative identification of additives contained in polymers and packages
  • Quantitative analysis of additives with SML in polymers and packages

  

Norner is a member of:

  • Emballasjekonvensjonen (EK)
  • Faggruppe for matvarekontakt og migrasjon

Norner has the knowledge to assist you with NIAS (Non-Intentionally Added Substances) requirements.

After NIAS (Non-Intentionally Added Substances) was introduced as a concept in the Plastic Regulation for food contact materials (EU 10/2011) there has been increased focused in the industry.

Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 gives a clear definition for NIAS

  • Any impurity in approved substances used
  • Reaction intermediates formed during the production process
  • Decomposition products
  • Reaction products

The production of food contact materials (FCM) can never be free of NIAS. FCM are often very complex, e.g. multilayer, combination of different materials, use of adhesive and printing inks. The challenge is to know the presence of what types of NIAS that are present in the FCM. Another challenge is how to analyse NIAS because they will be present in low concentrations (should be max. 0.01 ppm).

Norner has long experience in work with FCM and may help you solve your challenges with NIAS in FCM, both by pro-active approach and by analytic expertise. 

Our experts support you with international regulations for polymers used in food contact and medical applications.

The healthcare market has stringent requirements for product safety, quality and consistency.

  • The authorities require extensive documentation regarding regulatory compliance for materials used in pharmaceutical applications.
  • Norner has long experience in polymers used in healthcare packaging and medical devices. Being an independent plastics institute Norner operates as a cooperation partner to clients.
  • Norner has leading expertise in plastics and packaging including additives, catalysts, monomers, polymer structure and characterization. 
  • Our expert group has broad knowledge in international regulations for polymers used in food contact and medical applications as well as REACH regulation.

 

Norner services:

Testing of European Pharmacopoeia standards

The European Pharmacopoeia is a collection of quality standard for medical substances aimed for testing. We offer testing of materials for medical segments.

Polyolefines

  • Polyethylene without additives for Containers for preparations for Parenteral and for Ophthalmic Preparations
  • Polyethylene with additives for Containers for preparations for Parenteral and for Ophthalmic Preparations
  • Polypropylene for Containers and Closures for Parenteral and Ophthalmic Preparations. Plastic additives

Polymer long term stability studies

  • Advanced polymer analytic methods are used to follow if any changes in polymer structure, composition and properties is taking place during exposure in defined media and conditions
  • Polymer degradation studies (ref. ISO10993-13)
  • Chromatography testing

Polymer additive and composition analysis

  • Detailed polymer composition and additive analysis  in order to confirm compliance to Eur. Pharmacopoeia regulation regarding additives
  • Chromatography testing

Investigation and detection of potential contaminants/foreign matters in products

  • Microscopy centre
  • Chromatography testing

Quality control and product consistency

  • Raw material  batch- to- batch quality and consistency
  • Final product control
  • Chromatography testing
  • Rheology testing

Wide range of analytical and chemical services

  • Analysis of additives and monomers in packaging
  • (EC) 1935/2004, (EU) 10/2011, REACH and FDA expertise
  • Overall migration testing according to EN 1186
  • Identification of possible SML components
  • Specific migration testing according to EN 13130
  • Notification services for US and EU food contact regulations
  • Heavy metals in toys
  • Analysis of volatiles

 

We give advice regarding selection and testing of different  polymer grades available in the market for medical applications.

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