Welcome to ISEGA
We are a modern analytical laboratory as well as an acknowledged certification body for a multitude of issues and areas of daily life.
Chemistry – Physics– Microbiology – Sensory analyses – Compostability
ISEGA – at a glance
ISEGA has been a research institute in the field of paper, board and food packaging for 50 years now.
Our laboratory provides a wide range of analysis services in the fields of enviroment, materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and materials testing.
The good quality of a product can lead to the issuance of a certification in the form of a declaration of compliance after a successful examination.
We might be able to offer you a prospect for your future.
NEWS: We are doing a lot to remain at your disposal
ISEGA is making a great effort to keep things going in these difficult times and remain at our clients’ disposal. At the same time, we naturally strive to preserve the health of our employees. For the time being, we have implemented a two-shift-system to prevent all of our staff being present at the same time. Where possible, some have been sent into home office.
We ask for your kind understanding and thank our employees, who support the company in these trying times and shoulder all these restrictions. We wish you all the best and solid health!
Events: VFV Lecture Event 2020 postponed
The yearly Lecture Event of the VFV "Trends in the field of European Food Packaging" offers interesting presentations on various topis related to food packaging manufacture, converting and analysis. The Lecture Event 2020 set to take place on 28 April 2020 has been postponed for an as yet unknown time.
The VFV Lecture Event 2021 is scheduled for 13 April 2021. We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you at our next event!
NEWS: Falsified test report
A falsified test report for the company CHTC JIAHUA NONWOVEN CO.,LTD in WaGou New Village, Pengchang, Xiantao, Hubei, P.R. China for a nonwoven Polypropylene SMS Blue Nonwoven 50 g/m² is in circulation.
We have issued a test report (no. 18570/1) and a certificate (no. 959 P 18) for the above-mentioned company, but only for a nonwoven fabric (50 gsm SMS blue hydrophobic) with the product code M50B81-1.
falsified test report
Events: Looking back on the VFV Lecture Event on 2 April 2019
The 150 participants were offered information about the current evaluation of food contact materials in presentations held by national and international experts on 2 April 2019 in Aschaffenburg. Against the backdrop of the Aschaffenburg Castle, the event also afforded a welcome opportunity for personal professional exchange with the colleagues present from the whole breath of value-added chain.
NEWS: Accreditation according to DIN ISO/IEC 17065
We are pleased to announce the successful continuation of our accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065:2013 until 2023. It was confirmed with the receipt of our new accreditation certificate to the extent you are already familiar with by the German Accreditation Body DAkkS.
NEWS: ISEGA supports you on your way towards the BPI compostable label
ISEGA qualified for a new certification program launched by DIN CERTCO and the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI). Since march 2018, we can offer you all tests required for a certification of your compostable products according to ASTM D 6400 and ASTM D 6868 for the US and Canadian market.
NEWS: Another brazen certification fraud
It has come to our attention that another falsified ISEGA certificate of compliance is currently in circulation. The product Fleischpapier from company Hellblut GmbH & Co. KG was neither tested nor approved by us for the given purpose.
Certificates are unfortunately likely to be falsified whenever the products are not suitable for the intended purpose and would not have been compliant with the respective regulations during testing. We can only urge extreme caution when you encounter such products.
NEWS: Accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025
The successful continuation of our accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 until 2022 has been confirmed with the receipt of our new accreditation certificate to the extent you are already familiar with by the German Accreditation Body DAkkS.
NEWS: ISEGA diversifies field of compostability testing
Controversial discussions about disposable plastic bags, increasing use of bioplastics for packaging as well as the evaluation criteria for compostable materials in general led to a rising significance of non-industrially compostable materials.
In this regard, DIN CERTCO launched the certification program 'Products made of compostable materials for home and garden composting' which is based on the standards NF T51-800 and AS 5810. In January 2017, ISEGA gained full authorization to conduct all comprised tests.
Training: ISEGA Customer Workshop
Since our last customer workshops were very well received, we have been getting an increasing number of enquiries to hold such a general training focussing on "packaging in contact with food" also for our English-speaking clients. Are you a newcomer in this field and are interested in such a workshop?
Events: Poster Presentation at the ILSI Symposium
We will present our results on the extraction of dialkylketones as hydrolysis products of diketenes from paper and board in comparison to the migration into fatty foodstuffs at ILSI's 6th International Symposium on Food Packaging from 16 to 18 November 2016 in Barcelona. It will also be discussed how this pertains to the evaluation of migration limit values.