Users of raw materials are often left with the task of assessing the data and resolving the classification discrepancies.
Sneha Bhatia, George Fuchs and Gregory Pace03.15.19
Printing inks are formulations of mixtures made from “raw materials,” which are comprised of chemical substances. A common problem in chemical hazard classification of mixtures is assigning the appropriate chemical classification and resolving discrepancies in classification.
It is often found that the same printing ink chemicals may be classified differently by different suppliers. The discrepancies in chemical classification stem partially from differences in classification of chemicals across various countries, data availability, interpretation of data and different concentration cut-offs.
As such, users of the raw material are often left with the task of assessing the data and resolving the classification discrepancies.
This is a crucial issue, especially for chemicals that may be classified as CMR (carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins). To provide clarity and eliminate confusion in the customer base (i.e. printers), the NAPIM SDS Evaluation
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