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Highest purity for sensitive applications

Our contribution to consumer health and safety in food contact materials and toys

Authorities repeatedly impose strict regulations to ensure consumer safety in such sensitive applications as food contact materials and children's toys. The dedicated BASF Colors & Effects pigment portfolio fulfills the latest regulatory requirements backed by our regularly updated Food Contact Statements (FCS) for printing and Food Contact Certificates (FCC) for plastic applications. With our expertise in pigment manufacture technology and product toxicology, we offer comprehensive support for our pigments. We facilitate our customers' compliance along the entire value chain in sensitive applications.

Colors and Effects Sensitive applications Contribution consumer safety

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Our measures for safe pigments in sensitive applications


We set the standard for sensitive application testing e.g. NiAS, GRAS and migration limit

Colors and Effects Sensitive applications Benchmarking

High chemical product purity

Colors and Effects Sensitive applications Sustainable

Compliant with global regulations, e.g. FDA 21, EC 1935 and Jhospa

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Broad portfolio for all sensitive applications

Colors and Effects Sensitive applications Comprehensive

Expertise in various markets, e.g. printing and plastics

Colors and Effects Sensitive applications Experienced
Key strengths
  • In-house expertise in manufacturing technology and product toxicology
  • High purity pigments
  • Compliance with global food contact regulations
  • Groundbreaking test methods
  • Broadest portfolio with active support in sensitive applications



For a vast range of sensitive applications


Ensure food safety with pure pigments for food packaging material. Rely on our portfolio for food packaging printing like flexography, offest and rotogravure.

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industry printings

Make your applications safe with our colorants used in toys and plastic food packaging such as flexible and sleeve packaging.

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industry plastics

Enable safe agriculture coloration in applications like seed dressing, seed coating, fertilizer or non-crop applications!

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Further applications

Our pigment portfolio meets the requirements for certain other sensitive applications such as pharmaceutical packaging, cosmetic packaging and medical devices.

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