Insignificant releases of metals from flat glass products

April 2019 - Glass for Europe

Insignificant releases of metals from flat glass products

A new study confirms the insignificant health hazard linked to the release of metals from flat glass products. While the European Commission is considering reviewing the Foods Contact Material Directive on Ceramics (84/500/EEC) and contemplates to enlarge the scope to glass products, a new study undertaken by the Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro reports undetectable or

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Insignificance of metals migration in European flat glass products

  A new measurement campaign confirms the insignificance of metals migration in European flat glass products For understandable public health concerns and environmental considerations, European authorities are keen to ensure that heavy metals are not released in food. Metals are not intentionally added in clear soda-lime silicate flat glass, except for aluminium[1], therefore their presence

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Position Paper on food contact materials

April 2019 Position paper on food contact materials   The European Commission is currently reviewing the existing regulatory framework on food contact materials, in particular Directive 84/500/EEC[1] for ceramic articles. Among the discussed features of a possible legislative revision are: The potential extension of the Directive’s scope to glass materials and articles, A significant reduction

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Maximising energy savings from glazing | EPBD brochure

Press release Maximising energy savings from glazing A fresh brochure by Glass for Europe to support the development of window- and glazing-proof building codes Brussels, 16 March 2019: Glass for Europe releases today a fresh publication on the Energy Performance of Building Directive, Maximising energy savings from glazing. The purpose of this brochure is to

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