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Product Safety Statements

Sustainability

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Product safety is and remains the most important and challenging aspect in packaging. As a global expert in product safety, supporting consumer and environmental protection is one of our top priorities. That’s why we not only attach great importance to stringent safety and environmental standards, but also to transparency along the value chain.

Below please find a comprehensive range of relevant product information that enable you to always be on the safe side when using our products. The materials are divided into the following 6 categories: 

 

  • REACH
  • Frequently enquired substances
  • Ink industry exclusion lists of toxic substances
  • Ethics, social responsibility and Circular Economy
  • Compostable and biodegradable packaging
  • Food packaging safety

REACH

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization

REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use and deals with the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical substances. REACH requires the systematic collection of information about the hazardous properties of chemicals in use e.g. as towards toxicity to humans as well as to the environment.

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REACH Customer Information 362 365 363 364
REACH SVHC 43948 43947 43949 43950

Frequently enquired substances

Important information along the entire value chain.

Siegwerk assists its customers and all the partners of the whole value chain to manage exclusion, restriction or risk assessment of substances and elements in printed matter. The documents presented here largely apply to all Siegwerk products and provide reliable answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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2-Ethylhexanoic acid 307 310 309 308
Anthraquinone 225 226 228 227
Arsenic and arsenic compounds 159 160 162 161
Asbestos 217 218 220 219
Azo dyes_PAAs 257 259 260 258
Azodicarbonamide and semicarbazide 163 164 166 165
BADGE BFDGE NOGE 299 300 301 302
Benzene 232 233 235 234
Biocides 265 268 266 267
Bisphenols (bisphenol A, bisphenol F and others) 269 272 270 271
Boric acid_borates 167 168 170 169
California Proposition 65 list 43963 43962 43964 43965
Carcinogenic petroleum distillates 330 332 333 331
Chlorine and other halogens 338 341 339 340
Conflict Minerals_en 261 - - -
Copper and zinc 214 - 216 215
Diisopropylnaphthalenes (DIPN) 175 176 178 177
Dimethyl fumarate 171 172 174 173
Drug precursors_Regulation (EC) No 273/2004 on drug precursors 179 315 180 290
Food allergens 350 352 351 378
Formamides (various) 181 182 184 183
GADSL (Global Automotive Substance) List_190226_EN.pdf 278 279 - -
Genetically modified materials and printing inks and related products 353 356 354 355
Glycol ethers and their acetates 251 252 254 253
Heavy Metals_Coneg-PPWD 263 262 264 281
Latex and natural rubber 303 304 306 305
Low molecular weight PI for non-food applications 342 345 343 344
Melamine _cyanuric acid_ammeline_ammelide 282 283 285 284
Mesylate esters (methyl sulfonic acid esters) 185 186 188 187
Methylethylketone (MEK) 211 256 213 212
Mineral oils in printing inks and varnishes 43967 43968 - -
Naphthalene, 2-methylnaphtalene and 1-methylnaphtalene 189 190 192 191
Nickel 316 317 319 318
Nitromusk compounds such as musk ketone and musk xylene 193 194 196 195
Nonylphenol and other alkylphenols (C5-C9 alkyl chain) 291 294 292 293
Organotin compounds of concern (TBT's, DBT's,MBT's) 247 248 250 249
p-Phenylenediamine 221 222 224 223
PAH's_Pak's_Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons 244 245 246 255
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) of concern 393 394 396 395
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) 324 325 327 326
Pesticides 273 276 274 275
Phthalates 346 349 347 348
Quaternary surfactants 201 202 204 203
RoHS Directive Global 236 237 239 238
SIN (Substitute It Now) 389 390 392 391
Styrene 240 241 243 242
Sulphur dioxide and sulphites with allergenic potential 205 277 207 206
Thiuram mix components 229 230 231 -
Titanium dioxide customer information 401 402 - -
Toluene and other volatile aromatic hydrocarbons 320 321 323 322
Toxic halogenated compounds_dioxines-PCB-ozone depleting 311 312 314 313
Triclosan (5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol) 286 289 287 288
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) 366 369 367 368

Ink industry exclusion lists of toxic substances

Exclusion lists in the printing ink industry.

These exclusion lists of materials have been based on health and safety matters in the day-to-day production and marketing of printing inks and associated products employing Good Manufacturing Practices.

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Declaration of Conformity to the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA) Exclusion Policy 379 382 380 381

Ethics, social responsibility and Circular Economy

We implement our values concept (Code of Business Conduct).

Siegwerk has taken a clear position on sustainability and Circular Economy, is committed and fully aware of its ethic and social responsibility. Environmental, health and safety standards apply at all Siegwerk locations and Siegwerk and its employees operate on the basis of a “Code of Business Conduct”.

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Ethics, social responsibility and Circular Economy 334 337 336 357

Compostable and biodegradable packaging

We are aware of our environmental responsibility.

Compostability and biodegradability of printing inks is related to the environmental responsibility. “Compostability” in relation to printing inks for packaging has in any case to be seen in conjunction with the compostability of the substrate. But as a rule, current printing ink technologies and product families are eligible for the production of printed compostable packaging. The legislation and technical background is stated in the document.

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Suitability of Siegwerk printing inks for the production of compostable packaging 358 359 360 361

Food packaging safety

Safe with security - information with substance.

Packaging is essential for preserving food quality. Moreover, it is printed for product presentation and can also provide information on product features, food ingredients and nutrition facts. Printed layers can also assist in various additional technical features. The quality and safety of food will only be safeguarded if everybody along the packaging and converting chain assumes respective responsibilities within the existing legal framework. Information on food safety in general, but also with regard to regulations and standards applicable to our inks for food packaging, can now be found under mySiegwerk.

 

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Corona Virus Information 329 - - -
Selection of Migration Optimized UV Systems 295 296 298 297