Our Pigment Operating Committee (POC) is discussing current regulations focusing on the use of pigments in printing inks. Within this context, the focus is both on printing inks used for non-food and for food contact materials (FCM). Especially FCM involve critical health and environmental aspects and have become the most extensive subject of regulations.
Our activities in detail:
We started collaboration with Swiss and German authorities in order to define the purity required for printing inks used in food contact materials
Our companies clarified which organic pigments are relevant and which information is needed to evaluate the safety for this applications
We are now collecting all available data and creating new ones when necessary
We aim to have all relevant products for our companies as part of the updated positive lists of allowed ingredients for printing inks