As one of the region’s largest conferences aimed at the flexible packaging industry, 150 experts and professionals from around the world will meet to discuss emerging trends and to share ideas for new developments.
“The summit is a good platform to learn about experiences from various sectors of the printing and packaging industry, enabling attendees to exchange ideas, expand their knowledge and gather inspiration to further shape the future of flexible packaging in the region,” said Jane Manley, GM Southeast Asia North at Siegwerk. “For Siegwerk it is a great opportunity to further raise our local profile as the expert for safe and sustainable inks while highlighting the general importance of safety and compliance in food packaging.”
In addition to local packaging associations and various global experts across the supply chain, Jatin Takkar, head of product safety and regulatory at Siegwerk, will deliver a presentation about safe packaging inks, giving insights into challenges, legal requirements and future needs.
Takkar will raise awareness of the potential risks originating from packaging inks which contain different chemicals, some of which may be harmful if they migrate and come into contact with packed food.
Toluene, a chemical known for its unfavorable toxicological and organoleptic properties, has recently been faced with regulatory bans as well as global brand owners banning toluene as an ingredient for food packaging applications. Takkar will present a case study on toluene inks and their impact on consumer safety, society and the environment to better illustrate the need of safer packaging inks. Siegwerk has implemented a full ban on the usage of toluene and other raw materials containing toluene in its ink formulations intended for nutrition, pharma and hygiene packaging applications.