Leading pigment manufacturers report they are facing more mandates throughout the world.
Regulatory restrictions have become stronger throughout the chemical industry, and pigments are no exception. Leading pigment manufacturers report that they are facing more mandates throughout the world.
Chris Weighill, VP and GM – ink industry, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments, said that the importance of global regulations, such as REACH, the TSCA reset and the FCM in China, continues to grow for pigment manufacturers.
“For printing inks, new legislation is introduced regularly,” added Weighill. “One example includes the new legislation published in Turkey which aligns its rules on food contact materials with those of the European Union. Turkey also published its own version of REACH, known as KKDIK, which impacts any importer of raw materials into Turkey, including ink manufacturers.
“Controls can differ greatly across the globe,” Weighill pointed out. “These changes can influence reg
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