Polyurethane adhesives do not contain Primary Aromatic Amines (PAAs). However, in specific circumstances and when the adhesive is not fully cured, they can be formed by a reaction.  Consequently, the adhesive user has to be made aware of the potential formation of PAAs and their responsibility to ensure full curing of the adhesive layer.

FEICA updated its recommendation to adhesive suppliers and users on the assessment of PAAs in polyurethane adhesives intended to be used in food packaging. The recommendation includes advice to the downstream user as regards the limits to be respected for PAAs.

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FEICA is the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry.

FEICA is a member-oriented, value-driven organisation representing the European adhesive and sealant sector. The association is committed to continuous improvement in its efficiency and effectiveness, and ensures a vigorous industry by:

  • Engaging with legislators and providing guidance to the industry on EU regulatory affairs and the safe use of our products
  • Fostering sustainable development within the industry
  • Providing advocacy and a platform for industry dialogue and knowledge sharing
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FEICA Recommendation to Adhesive Suppliers and Users on The Assessment of PAAs in Polyurethane Adhesives Intended to be Used in Food Packaging.

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