Siegwerk India goes toluene-free

By 12 Mar 2018

Packaging ink manufacturer, Siegwerk India, has taken another significant step towards product and consumer safety by moving to toluene-free inks. Accordingly, the company, with its manufacturing plant in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, will stop manufacturing inks with this particular solvent. Elsewhere in the world, the Germany-headquartered Siegwerk had adopted this policy much earlier.

The company said that the unfavourable toxological and organoleptic properties of toluene are the driving factors in moving away from the solvent.
According to Ashish Pradhan, chief executive officer, Siegwerk India, in the manufacturing of products supplied by Siegwerk, toluene or raw material containing toluene are not used as intentionally-added ingredients.
“Siegwerk has a strong commitment to safe inks to all kinds of applications and has, as a result, committed to toluene-free production in India,” Pradhan said, adding, “The Siegwerk Bhiwadi site is now toluene-free and doesn’t use toluene in the manufacturing process.”
Pradhan added that to ensure compliance and rule out any possibility of cross-contamination, Siegwerk India has established adequate controls to guarantee the inks delivered to customers are toluene-free.
Committed to safe printing inks for packaging applications, today, the company is a global leader in providing product safety guidelines and has a product team exclusively dedicated to this.



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