The BIS announcement to ban Toluene in Food Packaging inks, is a landmark development. The steps taken by BIS towards promoting food safety are very commendable and progressive. We welcome this move. India will now join the list of countries that do not use Toluene in food packaging inks.
Siegwerk has banned the use of Toluene across global operations, including India a few years ago. This self-regulation is in line with Siegwerk’ s commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen. Siegwerk has made significant investments in its process and machinery to change to toluene free production ensuring zero cross contamination from Toluene based products.
This also means our products are already meeting the toluene ban regulations and customers will benefit as they do not have to experience any down time, that could have otherwise resulted due to adjustments in the process/ upgrading of technology, to meet the regulatory requirements.
Siegwerk has always been on forefront of packaging safety and hence offers inks which are free not only from Toluene but also Ketones. Siegwerk Inks are formulated to be Non-Toluene and Non Ketone (NTNK).– Ashish Pradhan, President, Siegwerk India and Greater China.
Source : Siegwerk Press Release