Jakarta, Indonesia, September 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Siegwerk, one of the world’s leading suppliers of printing inks and coatings for packaging and labeling applicationsls, hosted a seminar on packaging inksnot Jakarta in cooperation with the Indonesian Packaging Federation (IPF) today. The purpose of the event with the title “Securing the future with safe packaging” aimed to address food packaging safety issues and raise awareness among brand owners, regulators and processors., printers and other key stakeholders on the importance of safe packaging.
During the seminar, Siegwerk not only underlined the importance of safe food packaging, especially for product and consumer safety, but also underlined the crucial role of printing inks and coatings in this context. The message was clear: in order to provide safe food packaging with appropriate inks containing solvents, pigments and other safe components, it is imperative to adopt a robust regulatory approach and to comply at all stages of the chain. supply.
As IPF Executive Director, Mr. Henky Wibawa delivered the opening speech setting the framework for the seminar.
Other important personalities the participants were for example:
- Dr. Deksa Presiana, Apt., Mr. Kes, Food Safety Standards Team Leader – Indonesian FDA
- Dr. Ing Herry Purnama, R&D director, PT. Amcor Flexibles Indonesia
- Mr. Putut Pramono, Packaging Technical Advisor, PT Nestlé Indonesia
Mr. Janarthanan Nallasura, Managing Director, South East AsiaSiegwerk highlighted the need for new and stricter standards for food packaging due to the high consumption of packaged food in Indonesia. “There is an urgent need to move from outdated and critical practices to advanced and safe modes of food packaging compliance,” he stressed.Ensuring packaging compliance is a complex challenge as it requires supply chain stakeholders to collaborate and work together to provide safe packaging for food products. »
Dr. Jörg-Peter LanghammerHead of Global Product Safety and Responsibility has Siegwerkadded further that“pPackaging safety remains a very important topic and no food is safe without proper packaging. However, ensuring packaging safety requires the entire supply chain to follow transparency and an integrated approach.“, he clarified. “The packaging value chain is complex and responsibilities must be shared. This is whyCreating sustainable and safe food packaging with toluene-free solvent-based ink solutions and meeting stringent global regulatory and product safety requirements are part of Siegwerk’s commitment.
As a globally operating ink manufacturer, Siegwerk knows what it takes to develop safe and coating solutions for all kinds of packaging applications. With a deep commitment to product safety and responsibility, the company strives to provide the safest inks and coatings in the world. To date, Siegwerk has established itself as a global leader in safe packaging solutions and has already helped many brand owners with its expertise in food safety and systematic processes to ensure regulatory compliance and avoid risk. of food contamination.
Leveraging its global network of dedicated safety experts for both regulatory compliance and brand owner requirements, Siegwerk ensures that all inks and coatings are always suitable and safe for their intended end applications. In order to support this ambition, the company constantly adapts its product portfolio to the latest scientific discoveries, while integrating market trends and customer needs. Today, for example, Siegwerk not only exclusively offers toluene-free packaging inks, but also helps printers to switch to these safer solutions and thus meet the growing demands of brand owners banning the use of toluene in ink formulations for their food packaging materials. . It is indisputable that toluene is associated with many adverse effects, making it an issue related to product safety and liability as well as occupational and environmental safety.
Siegwerk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printing inks and coatings for packaging and labeling applications. Based on 200 years of expertise, we provide custom solutions for all types of packaging needs – from functional and eye-catching to safe and durable. As a family business since the sixth generation, we have long been aware of our responsibility towards future generations. Under the motto “rethINK packaging”, we are therefore actively driving the transformation towards a circular economy by developing environmentally friendly solutions that enable the circularity of packaging. Here, more than 30 national organizations and around 5,000 employees worldwide guarantee high-quality products and personalized support worldwide. Learn more about www.siegwerk.com
Bagatelle AuréliaProduct Safety and Responsibility Manager, Siegwerk Southeast Asia
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