SIRANE’s flexible packaging division uses only water-based inks, coatings and adhesives – and at the heart of this are our multi-million-pound water-based printing presses.
The increase of consumer-driven environmental concerns and increase of awareness in issues surrounding sustainability has drawn more attention to the problem of solvent-based inks in the flexible packaging industry, and our water-based inks are as environmentally friendly as it is possible to be.
VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are found in the solvent-based inks and cleaning solvents used across the printing and packaging industry. Research has indicated that VOCs are harmful to the human body. We are targeting this issue from the source by changing to our eco-friendly water-based inks.