PolyOne Corporation announced that it has received several sustainability-related compliance and regulatory product certifications for Wilflex Textile Printing Inks. As part of the “PolyOne Sustainable Solutions” portfolio, Wilflex ink solutions are recognized as compliant with major non-profit, regulatory, and legislative directed requirements.
“At PolyOne, we are committed to helping customers grow their business with safe and environmentally sound solutions. We have worked very hard to develop a solutions portfolio that meets both marketplace requirements and applicable regulatory requirements to help customers succeed in today’s rigorous regulatory climate,” said Scott Craig, general manager for PolyOne Wilflex Inks.
Wilflex screen-printing inks are formulated to meet compliance standards, and are supported by an effective system of controls to ensure consistency lot after lot. PolyOne Wilflex maintains comprehensive procedures for raw material review to support compliance programs.
These certifications enable printers to meet regulatory and quality specifications, creating value for customers without sacrificing production performance. New for 2014, Wilflex has expanded testing to include full test reports for Oasis Waterbase ink portfolio including formaldehyde, APEOs (alkyl phenol ethoxylates), heavy metals, and other non-preferred substances. Additionally, Wilflex expanded test reports for lead and phthalate within the Epic™ non-phthalate ink portfolio.
Wilflex inks have passed third party testing for 2014 product compliance and regulatory standards, including:
• Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (Eco-Passport).
• CPSIA 2008.
• Brand-owner driven Restricted Substance List “RSL” requirements.