David Savastano, Editor03.23.20
There is a lot of interest in sustainability and regulatory matters among ink manufacturers and their suppliers. Increased mandates from brand owners and government bodies have been part of it, but more importantly, it seems that there is also a sense of responsibility for the environment and health and well-being of people throughout the world.
The regulatory landscape continues to change. Recently, the European Union has put out a ruling classifying titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a category 2 suspected carcinogen by inhalation. That has important ramifications for the ink industry, and George Fuchs, director of regulatory affairs and technology for the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), and I detail these in “EU’s Titanium Dioxide Ruling Sparks Concern."
The theme of sustainability runs throughout our March/April 2020 issue. “The North American Top 20 Report,” which starts on page 22, “Pigment Industry Focuses on Sustainabilit
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