VOC Free Ink Trend by Christian De Rueda in ICMA June Issue 2018
“Manufacturers, designers and banks are trying to reduce the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the global plastic card industry.
Certain regions of the world already provide a strict legacy environment when it comes to the use of chemical products and VOCs. Industries in the United States and the European Union can prevent the use of VOCs by creating legal frameworks. By working on Directive 1999/13/EC on the limitation
of emissions of VOCs due to the use of organic solvents in certain activities and installations,
the European Union fosters the eviction of VOCs. There is currently a gap between different
parts of the world in terms of using solvent products or not, with or without VOCs. As a result of new laws and taxes in some parts of the world, as well as new health, social and environmental ambitions, industries using inks with VOCs will have to modify their processes in the next few years… ” ↓ Read More ↓