What does this mean for us and our customers?

Certain substances have been shown to be a significant cause of allergic reactions in consumers who are sensitive to fragrances. To ensure that such consumers are adequately informed, the presence of these substances should be indicated on the list of ingredients.

The purpose of this additional labeling is to inform sensitive individuals who have been tested and know which ingredients to avoid.

Currently, 26 “fragrance allergens” must be included in the list of ingredients, even if they are components of a perfume, a flavoring or a complex ingredient. Labeling is mandatory if the substance is present in the cosmetic product above certain threshold concentrations, which are different for leave-on and rinse-off products. The new regulation extends this list to over 80 allergens.

FRIKE Internal is a specially created task force that is now working hard on this issue, as around 1,000 raw materials are affected and now need to be examined. Examples of affected raw materials include perfume oils, extracts, tinctures and essential oils. Affected customers will be informed of any changes and adjustments in good time.

Transition periods and deadlines are as per publication in the Official Journal of July 27, 2023.

The date of entry into force of the new regulation was August 16, 2023, but there is a transitional period until July 31, 2026 for placing on the market (production or import into the EU). The transitional period for making products available on the market (sale and withdrawal of products) runs until July 31, 2028. The detailed implementation and guidelines for the law are currently being discussed. The FRIKE GROUP is monitoring this and has simultaneously begun implementing the extended allergen list in the internal computer system.

What other effects will this have?

The extension of the list of allergens will lead to new challenges in regulation and implementation. Consumers with allergies will have to remember many new and complicated names for one and the same type of allergen. At the same time, there will be space problems on labels due to the very long list of ingredients.

Ronnie Heusser, Head of Sales Business Unit Care
«Looking for advice or a quote? I’m your point of contact, from the initial idea to the finished product.»
Share article

Contract filling of aerosols as foams, sprays and gels

We use bag-on-valve technology for contract filling in various areas of application. Compared to conventional aerosol technologies, bag-on-valve offers a longer shelf life, optimum spraying capabilities, complete emptying of the can, hygienic cleanliness thanks to separate areas for propellant gas and product, and the use of environmentally friendly gases.

• Filling quantities from 15 liters to 50 tons, and from small test markets and sample filling to fully automated large-scale production.
• Filling volumes: We fill cans made of aluminum, PCR aluminum, tinplate or, on request, glass with quantities of 10 ml to 1000 ml.
• We use various gases: Propane, butane, trimethyl ether, high-density substances, air, oxygen, nitrogen, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide.
• Several fully automatic filling systems are available for filling aerosol cans as foams, sprays or gels at high speeds of up to 80 units per minute.
• Measurements are carried out by volume and by weight.
• Affixing data to the container: We can also label RFID chips on the line for storing data sheets, product information, etc. (competition to QR code)
• Various sealing methods: Cans can be sealed using various methods, including induction, heat or simply by pressing on sealing film.
• Automatic labeling in various shapes: rounded, on the front and back or all the way around.

Your Swiss contract manufacturer with expertise in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals

The FRIKE GROUP is the largest independent contract manufacturer in Switzerland and produces private label products and branded products for national and international customers. As a full-service partner of expertise, our core competencies lie in the development of innovative and sustainable products, their manufacture and bulk production, filling, packaging and regulatory services.

From sourcing to shipping and everything in between: As a contract manufacturer, we offer you a complete service. Each of our five locations has its own development laboratory, so we can guarantee high Swiss-made productivity and comprehensive expertise. Customers in all our sectors – cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals – benefit from rapid technology transfer. Let’s work together to make your product ideas a reality.

Ronnie Heusser, Head of Sales Business Unit Care
«Looking for advice or a quote? I’m your point of contact, from the initial idea to the finished product.»
Share article