Environmental Compliance

Environmental Inks

Screen Printing Inks
QCM uses in-house testing equipment and recognized 3rd party analytical laboratories like Bureau Veritas to test select ink products for restricted components.  Further, QCM Inks thoroughly screens components for use in the development of new ink products.   Based on the information and representation given to us by the suppliers of the materials, 3rd party verification and internal quality control,  QCM Inks can state the following:

QCM Inks Screen Print Plastisols inks and water base with product designations: ATP, AX, DIS, DP, GL, MTL, PERM, QMX, STR, TSP, WOW and XOLB are formulated to be Non-Phthalate in compliance with California Assembly 1108, Oeko-Tex 100 and Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act  HR 4040.   They are manufactured without the following phthalates, di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP),  benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), Di-iso-butyl phthalate (DIBP), and Dimethylphthalate (DMP), including all other esters of ortho-phthalic acid)  to be in compliance with the above standards.                        

Further; QCM Inks Screen Print Plastisols and water base inks with product designations:ATP, AX, DIS, DP, GL, MTL, PERM, QMX, STR, TSP, WOW and XOLB are formulated to be in compliance with the Consumer Products Safety Act, Title 16, Part 1303 regarding lead products and CPSIA HR 4040 regarding lead content. These products are manufactured to contain less than 0.009% lead as formulated. They are formulated to be in compliance with the heavy metal provision of ASTM F-963 and EN 71- 3:1995  regarding the safety requirements for toys and the specification for migration of certain elements and are formulated with ingredients that do not contain Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) or any  polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAK), TBBPA, DecaBDE, or HBCDD 

QCM Inks Screen Print Plastisols and water base inks series listed above are also formulated with ingredients that do not contain:

  • Chlorofluorocarbons(CFC)
  • Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO)
  • Nonylphenol (NPEO)
  • Octylphenol Ethoxylates (OPEO'S)
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAK), TBBPA, DecaBDE, or HBCDD
  • Organotins
  • Latex
  • Ozone depleting chemicals according to CONEG 

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QCM INK COMPANY SCREEN PRINT INKS

                                                            Environmental Inks - January 12, 2015


QCM Screen Printing Inks, Screen Print Plastisols, and water base with product  designations: AP, ATP, AX, DIS, DP, GL, MF, LFP, MTL, P5, PERM, QMX, RD55, STR, TSP,  WOW and XOLB:

QCM uses in-house testing equipment and recognized 3rd party analytical laboratories like Bureau Veritas to test select ink products for restricted components. Further, QCM Inks  thoroughly screens components for use in the development of new ink products. Based on the  information and representation given to us by the suppliers of the materials, 3rd party verification  and internal quality control, QCM Inks can state the following:

QCM Inks, Screen Print Plastisols, and water base inks series listed above are formulated to be Non-Phthalate in compliance with California Assembly 1108, Oeko-Tex 100 and Consumer  Products Safety Improvement Act HR 4040. They are manufactured without the following  phthalates, di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate  (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), Diiso-butyl phthalate (DIBP), and Dimethylphthalate (DMP), including all other esters of orthophthalic  acid) to be in compliance with the above standards. 

QCM Inks, Screen Print Plastisols, and water base inks series listed above are formulated to be in compliance with the Consumer Products Safety Act, Title 16, Part 1303 regarding lead  products and CPSIA HR 4040 regarding lead content. These products are manufactured to  contain less than 0.009% lead as formulated. They are formulated to be in compliance with the  heavy metal provision of ASTM F-963 and EN 71- 3:1995 regarding the safety requirements for  toys and the specification for migration of certain elements and are formulated with ingredients  that do not contain Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) or any polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAK),  TBBPA, DecaBDE, or HBCDD. 

QCM Inks, Screen Print Plastisols, and water base inks series listed above  are also formulated with ingredients that do not contain: Chlorofluorocarbons(CFC), Alkylphenol  ethoxylates (APEO), Nonylphenol (NPEO), Octylphenol Ethoxylates (OPEO'S), Polycyclic  Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAK), TBBPA, DecaBDE, HBCDD, Organotins,Latex nor any Ozone  depleting chemicals according to CONEG.

 

California Proposition 65:
QCM Inks, Screen Print Plastisols, and water base inks series listed above are also formulated  with ingredients that do not contain any chemicals known to the state of California to cause  cancer or reproductive toxicity. 

European Directive of the Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS):
QCM only orders materials that are heavy metal, cadmium and mercury free from our suppliers.  Based on representation given to us by the suppliers of the materials we use to manufacture the  QCM Screen Printing Inks, the inks we ship to you contain less than 0.1% of any lead  compounds, mercury, or hexavalent Chromium, and therefore should meet the RoHS  requirements. QCM does not use any flame retardant materials in the inks (no PBBs, no PBDEs).  We do not use any Cadmium pigments in our inks. 

Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC):
QCM is aware of the REACH regulations and has met the past deadline proposals by the  European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA) for the items on the Substances of Very High Concern  (SVHC) list. Based on information from our raw material suppliers and chemical review of our  formulations for screen printing ink, the QCM Screen Print Plastisols and water base inks  identified above are not formulated with any of the SVHC chemicals (including those added  December, 2014) and none are intentionally added during the manufacturing process.

EC 850/2004, Persistent Organic Pollutants:
The above QCM Screen Print Plastisols and water base inks do not contain any Persistent  Organic Pollutants as listed in EC 850/2004. This includes short chain chlorinated paraffins  (SCCP) and PFOS. 

Federal Republic of Germany:
2nd Ordinance implementing the alterations to the Consumer Goods Regulations (15 July, 1994)  or German Ban on AZO Colorants:  The azo dyes listed in the above regulations are not used by QCM to produce QCM Screen Print  Plastisols and water base inks.  No disperse dyes are used to produce QCM Screen Print Plastisols and water base inks.  No nickel containing compounds are used in the manufacture of QCM Screen Print Plastisols and  water base inks.

Dodd-Frank S-1502:
The above QCM Screen Print Plastisols and water base inks do not contain any Conflict Minerals  (Gold, Tungsten, Tantalum, or Tin), as described in Dodd-Frank S-1502. QCM neither knowingly,  nor willingly, nor intentionally adds Conflict Minerals to these products.

Other:
The above QCM Screen Print Plastisols and water base inks:
· Are formulated with ingredients that do not contain Latex.
· Are formulated without Ozone depleting chemicals according to CONEG.
· Are made in the USA.
· Are formulated without animal by-products or insects.
· No animals were used in the development or testing.
· Do not contain (Dimethylfumarate (DMFu) or Organotin compounds.

If there are specific questions, call QCM at (800) 438-5134.

QCM Company, Inc.:

Kimberly C. Leitch

Environmental Coordinator

 

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