The European Printing Ink Association

Microplastics in printing inks and printed products

This information note explains the status of the REACH restriction proposal on intentionally-added microplastics and the limited extent of its relevance for printing inks, varnishes and printing products.

CLP / GHS: A new system of classification and labelling for chemicals

A new regulation is changing the way hazards are communicated for chemical products like paints, printing inks and artists’ colours.  The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (“CLP”) brings the European Union/European Economic Area into line with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), and in time the old European system will be replaced completely by this worldwide standard.

Customer Information Note- CLP Regulation : Lower Classification Limits for Eye / Skin Irritation

This information note explains the effect on the classification and labelling of certain products as a result of the changeover to the CLP Regulation in Europe.

Customer Information Note: Changes to the classification of some offset printing ink colours

This note explains how the classification of some inks may be amended by changes in the classification of some commonly-used pigments.

Substances of Very High Concern: Customer Information Note

This note explains the identification of substances as SVHC under the REACH Regulation and the related communication obligations for suppliers of printing inks.

Substances Included in the CoRAP Customer Information Note

This note explains the regulatory status of substances listed in the Community Rolling Action Plan, established by ECHA for evaluation under REACH, and clarifies the circumstances of their use in printing inks by EuPIA members.

EuPIA Guidance note : Labelling of treated articles

Printing inks and related products which contain biocides for preservation are ‘treated articles’ according to Article 58 of the Biocidal Products Regulation.  This note clarifies the related obligations for ink makers, but also for their customers (printers).