Certified UV coatings for the indirect food contact

  • Certified for the indirect contact to dry and fat-including foodstuffs without the use of a barrier
  • Compliant with the Nestlé “Guidance Note on Packaging Inks“ (exception: oven/microwave)
  • Based on photoinitiators listed in EuPIA Suitability List of Photoinitiators and Photosynergists for Food Contact Materials and part of the SR 817.023.21, list A
  • Exclusive use of higher (>2) acrylated monomers and binders

FoodClass® combines all requirements that are currently made on UV coatings
for legally compliant food packaging.



The safest way to apply UV coatings on food packaging is to provide a barrier. However, if there is no barrier available, just suitable UV coatings come into question corresponding to applicable food packaging regulations. In contrast to dedicated water-based coatings, UV coatings can be used for the indirect food contact only. FoodClass® by ACTEGA relies on those raw materials that can be well integrated into the coating, are low-migration and suitable for food packaging.

For FoodClass, we count on high-molecular photoinitiators. However, we also evaluate all other components of the coating, such as binders, monomers and additives.

Dr. Hans-Michael Lenz Head of QC, Environment and Product Safety

FoodClass® at a Glance

FoodClass® coatings comply with:
  • Nestlé “Guidance Note on Packaging Inks“ (exception: oven/microwave)
  • EuPIA Suitability List (please find the new 2019 edition here)
  • Swiss Ordinance (SR 817.023.21)
  • Framework Regulation EU No. 1935/2004
  • Plastic Directive EU No. 10/2011 (PIM)
  • Regulation (EG) No. 1895/2005
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (EC) No. 2023/2006

FoodClass® coatings provide:
  • Use of selected raw materials
  • Exclusively higher (>2) acrylated monomers and binders
  • External certification by an accredited testing laboratory

FoodClass® coatings offer:
  • Individual production line
  • Conformity with EuPIA GMP
  • Compliant packaging of coatings

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