• 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

Migratest© EXP

MIGRATEST© EXP is based on nume­ri­cal algo­rith­ms that allow the cal­cu­la­ti­on of the mass trans­fer of migrants from pack­a­ging mate­ri­als to e.g. food, cos­me­tic or phar­maceu­ti­cal pro­ducts. MIGRATEST© EXP gives you a deeper insight into the migra­ti­on pro­ces­ses taking place in your pack­a­ging. MIGRATEST© EXP is con­stant­ly updated and fur­ther deve­lo­ped. In addi­ti­on, the soft­ware has been adapt­ed to the latest spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons of the Pla­s­tics Regu­la­ti­on (EU) No 10/2011.


  • Simu­la­te the time- and tem­pe­ra­tu­re-depen­dent migra­ti­on of a sub­s­tance from a pack­a­ging lay­er of e.g. pla­s­tic or paper and card­board or a mul­ti­lay­er com­po­si­te into a food, food simu­lant or other fil­ling mate­ri­al for time inter­vals ran­ging from seconds to seve­ral years.
  • Compa­re the results obtai­ned with the SMLs (spe­ci­fic migra­ti­on limits) from e.g. the Uni­on list of the Pla­s­tics Regu­la­ti­on (EU) No 10/2011 and ther­eby learn whe­ther a (new) expe­ri­men­tal test is neces­sa­ry or not.
  • Esti­ma­te the time-depen­dent reduc­tion of a migrant’s con­cen­tra­ti­on in the layer(s).
  • Cal­cu­la­te the “maxi­mum initi­al con­cen­tra­ti­on” of a sub­s­tance in the finis­hed pro­duct that leads to migra­ti­on at the level of the SML in the food or fil­ling material.
  • Cal­cu­la­te in a simp­le way to what ext­ent the migra­ti­on of a sub­s­tance is influen­ced by a chan­ge in tem­pe­ra­tu­re, lay­er thic­k­nes­ses or by the addi­ti­on or rem­oval of a lay­er and to what ext­ent this lay­er repres­ents a func­tion­al bar­ri­er, for example.


The soft­ware uses nume­ri­cal algo­rith­ms and mate­ri­al-spe­ci­fic con­stants to cal­cu­la­te the migra­ti­on of com­pounds. For this pur­po­se, the Pla­s­tics Regu­la­ti­on (EU) No 10/2011 pro­vi­des infor­ma­ti­on on the limit values of mono­mers and addi­ti­ves, simu­lants assi­gned to food­s­tuffs and test con­di­ti­ons (time/temperature). This infor­ma­ti­on is also stored in the data­ba­ses of the soft­ware. Some data on dif­fu­si­on and dis­tri­bu­ti­on coef­fi­ci­ents or AP values are available, for exam­p­le, in the book “Pla­s­tic Pack­a­ging – Inter­ac­tions with Food and Phar­maceu­ti­cals” (Wiley-VCH; 2008) and are also part of the JRC model­ling guidance.

Important information

Get to know MIGRATEST© EXP!

You are wel­co­me to down­load a tri­al copy of the soft­ware from the FABES home­page for one month.

In addi­ti­on, FABES offers work­shops in which you can get to know the pro­gram in more detail. The first ques­ti­ons can alre­a­dy be model­led. The work­shops can take place at your com­pa­ny, at FABES or online.

If the purcha­se of the soft­ware is not wort­hwhile for you for ope­ra­tio­nal reasons, then we also offer the ser­vice of car­ry­ing out the assess­ment for you. You will then recei­ve a detail­ed report. Cont­act us and bene­fit from the FABES data­ba­se, which is more com­pre­hen­si­ve than the one inte­gra­ted in the soft­ware. You will recei­ve a cor­re­spon­ding offer with a request for the infor­ma­ti­on neces­sa­ry for the estimation.


You would like to order MIGRATEST© EXP, test it or have a ques­ti­on? Or are you inte­res­ted in car­ry­ing out an assess­ment or in a FABES work­shop? Then plea­se fill out the form com­ple­te­ly and send it to us. We will then get in touch with you as soon as possible.