News: Unfair advertising with our certificates
Recently, we have been made aware of a reference to one of our certificates made by the company C&T Matrix regarding the use of the product Speed X for direct contact with food. We demanded of them to desist, but to no avail. We have not performed any corresponding examination for the company C&T Matrix and, thus, neither evaluated nor certified their product with regards to the direct contact with food. We expressly caution you against the use of said product in direct food contact.
News: Obituary Dr. Armin Hingerl
Deeply saddened and profoundly moved, we bid farewell to our long-time employee and colleague
Dr. Armin Hingerl
who passed away on November 11, 2021.
In him, we have lost a strong leader, a constantly approachable and supportive colleague - and not least a friend. We will sorely miss his nature, his optimism as well as his strength.
As the head of our laboratory, he has played a key part in shaping the image of ISEGA for the last 20 years. The laboratory owes its current competence and size to his tireless personal commitment. The same loyalty with which he treated the company and the management also made him stand up for his laboratory staff.
Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife Anke and his two children Charlotte and Phillip, who have had to let their husband and father go way too early.
The traces he left behind will remain - in the company, as well as in our hearts. In our memory, he will live on as a special part of our lives.
Management and staff
of ISEGA GmbH, Aschaffenburg
News: Inclusion of the sensitizers Pergafast and Bisphenol S (BPS) in our routine testing scope for paper and board
With the upcoming revision of Recommendation XXXVI, additional limitations will be imposed on components in recovered fibres intended to be used as raw material for paper. Among these are colour developers such as Bisphenol S and Pergafast. Consequently, we have widened the scope of our analysis method for establishing compliance with Recommendation XXXVI for our clients.
This new analysis scope will be applied automatically; our clients do not have to expressly order the new scope. In the field of the monitoring recycling contaminants, we are also covering the components EDAB and EHDAB, which have been limited in France for some time.
Feel free to contact your project managers for more information!
NEWS: Accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018
The continuation of our accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 has presently been confirmed after a successful transition audit. The accreditation scope you are familiar with to, including the scope pertaining to medical devices under consideration of the requirements in accordance with Directive 93/42/EEC, has once again been fully acknowledged by the German Accreditation Body DAkkS. As proof of competence, we were granted accreditation certificates by official notice in December 2020.
NEWS: Certificate forgery
We have been sent a forgery of the ISEGA certificate no. 43011 U 18 that is currently in circulation. The products HS and NHS from Amusen Filter Paper Co., Ltd. were neither tested in 2018 nor approved by us for the given purpose. We expressly advise against the use of the certificate.
falsified certificate (PDF 1 MB)
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.
D-ZE-14160-01-00U (PDF 1 MB)
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: A picture paints a thousand words
It has come to our attention that there are flyers and websites circulating that promote their products with a "ISEGA Approved for Direct Food Contact" logo. We would like our clients and all interested buyers to note that this logo was not created or authorized by us and does not make any statment relating to our certificates of compliance or stamps. We expressly distance ourselves from this sign and do not aceept any responsibility connected to its use.
We gladly award our signet "Product Safety with Letter and Seal" for products which have been successfully certified by us. It always comes with the registered number of the respective certificate of compliance so that all parties involved can easily trace to which extent and based on which regulations the product is approved for food contact.
NEWS: ISEGA diversifies field of ecology
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.
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.