Plastic recycling, more eco-friendly packaging are areas of interest for ink companies.
David Savastano, Editor07.09.20
Throughout the world, environmental mandates of packaging are increasing. Plastic recycling and compostability are concerns, as are ink migration into packaging. The Asia-Pacific region is no different in these regards, and ink manufacturers are working to meet these standards for their customers.
Hirofumi Ozaki, department manager of T&K Toka’s Overseas Department, said that stricter environmental standards are certainly on the rise.
“Of course, REACH, POPs and other requirements are increasing, and many countries are proceeding to set the law for chemical substances such as chemical inventory,” Ozaki added. “Although there is currently no impact on our ink sales, we feel it is an urgent task to prepare eco-friendly products.”
Katsuya Tanaka, GM – International Operations Department of the Corporate Planning Division of Sakata INX Corp., noted that environmental pollution is a problem in many new
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