The primary purpose of food packaging is to maintain the safety and quality of food. Over the past decades, food safety concerns have spurred international regulations regarding the materials used in sensitive applications such as packaging. Some plasticizers, particularly phthalates, have attracted attention and created an atmosphere ripe for exploration of new or alternative materials. Plasticizers are used extensively in food packaging products, such as flexible film, molded trays, adhesives and sealants, and coatings and inks. This article, written by Edward M. Petrie (EMP Solutions) will help you to select the best plasticizer for food packaging adhesives.