Siegwerk’s toluene free inks for food packaging safety

Hosted a media conference in Dhaka to create awareness

174
Siegwerk
Siegwerk’s toluene free inks for food packaging safety. Photo Siegwerk

Siegwerk, one of the leading suppliers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications worldwide, continues its global commitment to product and consumer safety by providing customers in Bangladesh with the highest quality products and services. Siegwerk hosted a media conference in Dhaka to create awareness among stakeholders about the adverse effects of toluene and the need to switch to toluene-free packaging inks for food safety and consumers’ health.

Siegwerk has been aware of the need for safe packaging inks for many years and has made ink safety one of its guiding principles. The company is one of the global leaders in providing product safety guidance and has an expert team exclusively dedicated to this.

Siegwerk
Toluene free inks.
Photo Siegwerk

Toluene has earned disrepute globally for its dangerous toxicological profile. The manifold adverse effects make it an issue related to consumer safety, occupational safety, and environmental safety. Due to its developmental toxicity, toluene is officially classified as CMR category 2 (suspected of damaging the unborn child) in the EU.  Furthermore, when printing with toluene-based inks, there is an imminent risk of residual toluene in packaging being transferred to the packed food and beverages which impacts the organoleptic properties of the product thus leading to food quality and safety as well as legal compliance issues. The outlined concerns of toluene are the reason why global brand owners have restricted or even completely banned the usage of toluene in ink formulations intended for food packaging material of their products.

Speaking at the media conference Ashish Pradhan, president of Siegwerk Asia, said “Siegwerk has a strong commitment to safe inks for all kinds of applications and has, as a result, committed to toluene-free production in Siegwerk facilities across the globe.” Pradhan added “We have extended this commitment to our customers in Bangladesh. Siegwerk Bangladesh has been supplying toluene-free inks to customers since inception.”

The impact, resilience, and growth of responsible packaging in a wide region are daily chronicled by Packaging South Asia.

A multi-channel B2B publication and digital platform such as Packaging South Asia.is always aware of the prospect of new beginnings and renewal. Its 16-year-old print monthly, based in New Delhi, India has demonstrated its commitment to progress and growth. The Indian and Asian packaging industries have shown resilience in the face of ongoing challenges over the past three years.

As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.

In an admittedly fragmented and textured terrain, this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing support communication – in our impactful and highly targeted business platform. Tell us what you need. Speak and write to our editorial and advertising teams! For advertisement ads1@ippgroup.in , for editorial info@ippgroup.in and for subscriptions subscription@ippgroup.in

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here