• FABES For­schungs-GmbH

    for ana­ly­tics and evaluation
    of mass transfers

    Schra­gen­hof­str. 35
    D‑80992 Munich

  • +49 (0) 89 149009–50
  • +49 (0) 89 149009–80


FABES For­schungs-GmbH was foun­ded in 1997 by Dr Otto Pirin­ger, Dr Moni­ka Rüter and two other part­ners with the aim of buil­ding up a com­pa­ny with a high level of exper­ti­se that would con­ti­nue to include rese­arch in addi­ti­on to com­pli­ance work. Dr Pirin­ger was, among other things, head of the Pro­duct Safe­ty and Ana­ly­tics Depart­ment of the Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tu­te for Food Tech­no­lo­gy and Pack­a­ging for many years and had more than 50 years of expe­ri­ence in the field of mea­su­re­ment and theo­re­ti­cal esti­ma­ti­on of migra­ti­on pro­ces­ses from poly­mers and other matri­ces in cont­act media. He was a mem­ber of the Com­mis­si­on for Con­su­mer Pro­ducts of the Fede­ral Insti­tu­te for Risk Assess­ment (BfR) in Ber­lin for 25 years. Dr. Rüter was an employee of the same Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tu­te for many years and has been the mana­ging direc­tor of FABES tog­e­ther with Dr Pirin­ger sin­ce 2008. Curr­ent­ly, the manage­ment is for­med by Dr Rüter and Dr Man­fred Oßber­ger. Dr Oßber­ger has been an employee of FABES sin­ce 2008. At pre­sent, the team con­sists of just under 20 employees who have been able to suc­ces­si­ve­ly expand the main acti­vi­ties sin­ce the begin­ning. FABES is the initia­tor of important com­pli­ance assess­ment com­pon­ents that are used as stan­dard nowa­days. The con­sis­tent use of Ten­ax for the simu­la­ti­on of migra­ti­on to dry food, the simu­la­ti­on of the “set-off” effect through pri­or sto­rage of the samples, scree­ning methods for “NIAS” and the intro­duc­tion of an ana­ly­ti­cal packa­ge for the con­for­mi­ty assess­ment of recy­cled mate­ri­als inten­ded to come into cont­act with cos­me­tic pro­ducts are worth men­tio­ning. The use of algo­rith­ms to esti­ma­te migra­ti­on by means of soft­ware pro­grams (“model­ling”) should also be high­ligh­ted I this frame­work. Here, it is important to FABES to com­bi­ne mea­su­re­ment methods and the use of mathe­ma­ti­cal models in order to be able to car­ry out assess­ments of any kind as rea­li­sti­cal­ly as possible.