Sepiax Ink Technology sets a new environmental standard for digital ink – is the writing on the wall for solvent ink?

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Sepiax has succeeded in leveraging its leadership position in the water based resin inks to provide a new standard in the market.

A new regulation, with worldwide validity, affects the identification and safety statements for inks – making life more difficult for those inks containing harmful substances.

The 1st December 2010 saw the transitional period ended and the Global Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) of the United Nations come into effect authoritatively. This affects the identification of the harmful substances on all packaging and in the classification within material safety data sheets (MSDS).

Sepiax has taken this opportunity to provide an upgrade for the popular Aquares print-to-anything ink. Already initiated as an environmentally-friendly product, this new regulation has provided an incentive to eliminate all traces of harmful co-solvents and to substitute entirely “green” alternatives.

"We were very  happy to cope with this challenge, as our core values focus on the provision of truly “green” products" says Karl Ebner, marketing & sales director, Sepiax.

“We were prepared for the implementation of GHS and we were able to give the sales release date for the new Aquares by autumn of last year. This upgrade is completely compatible to the previous formula and can be filled without more ado into already working units.”

“It is a significant point to note, that this now means that MSDS sheets for our inks are not really necessary, as all ingredients are truly free of requirements for safety marking.”

Aquares ink started life as one of the most environmental-friendly ink in the market and we are proud to lead the way in escaping the, sadly, all-too-common practice of "greenwashing"**in the ink segment."

*The 10th edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary defined greenwash as ‘disinformation disseminated by an organisation so as to present an environmentally responsible public image’
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