Printing inks

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

Working together for safer colorants