Evidence of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) relevant substances in polymeric food-contact articles sold on the European market

@inproceedings{Puype2015EvidenceOW,
  title={Evidence of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) relevant substances in polymeric food-contact articles sold on the European market},
  author={Franky Puype and Jiř{\'i} Samsonek and Jan Knoop and Marion Egelkraut-Holtus and Markus Ortlieb},
  booktitle={Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment},
  year={2015}
}
In order to confirm the possibility that recycled fractions from the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) stream were illegally entering the European market in black polymeric food-contact articles (FCAs), bromine quantification, brominated flame retardant (BFR) identification combined with WEEE-relevant elemental analysis and polymer impurity analysis were performed. From the 10 selected FCAs, seven samples contained a bromine level ranging from 57 to 5975 mg kg(-)(1), which is… CONTINUE READING