The sharing of knowledge and standards in progress

From Sun Chemical’s Regulatory Newsletter: updated information on important questions and on developments of interest for those operating in the industrial sector of printing inks, paints and related products.

The half-yearly Regulatory Newsletter of Sun Chemical – the global producer of inks – is an initiative that goes beyond normal commercial communication, having the aim of sharing with users, in a clear and transparent way, specific knowledge and expertise, regulatory updates and global policies relating to the raw materials used for food packaging and other consumer goods.

In line with this objective is the declaration of Bob Kendrick, Director Corporate Regulatory Manager of Sun Chemical, who has confirmed the company’s commitment

«to create products that allow customers to easily understand and comply with sector regulations. Our half-yearly regulatory newsletters provide the latest and most relevant information on amendments and updates of global regulations, so that users can anticipate the rules and guidelines of the sector, which so heavily affect their activities ».

And, before going into detail, albeit in summary form, regarding the arguments covered in Sun Chemical’s latest communication, it’s essential to underline the “global” nature of the initiative: the writers collect and report updates from all over the world, in order to offer a reference framework of the continuously evolving sector regulations which is as complete as possible.

Spring Edition

Specifically, the spring 2024 newsletter issued by Sun Chemical is focused on new drafts of regulations and amendment proposals on what many legislative bodies and organisations consider to be potentially dangerous chemicals, carcinogens and other substances in countries throughout the world. The report also provides updates on materials in contact with foods, including nanomaterials and other non-assessed substances for inks, paints and coatings for packaging.

Here below is a summary of the issues covered.

  • The European Commission proposes updates to the definition of “engineered nanomaterials”
  • Update of the regulations for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) at a global level and Australia’s prohibition of various POPs.
  • Update of Swiss law regarding print inks
  • Publication of the report on the assessment of regulatory needs (ARN) for resin and rosin derivatives by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • Repeated delays in the revision of the EU REACH regulation
  • Launch of a new database on chemical substances by ECHA
  • European Commission proposal to restrict chrome (VI)
  • Update of the CLP – classification, labelling and packaging – regulation of substances and mixes
  • Introduction to European Commission antidumping procedures for Titanium dioxide
  • New KKDIK (Turkish REACH) registration deadlines
  • Insertion of Prop 65 of Bisphenol S (BPS) in California
  • Import declaration in India
  • K-REACH modifications
  • Chemical substance regulation project published in Pakistan to control transport and license concessions.

We would like to point out, finally, that Sun Chemical has for a number of years been drawing up a company sustainability report that highlights strategies, services and projects developed according to strict environmental and social ethics. The latest report is available at the address:

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