- Tokan Kogyo switches to biomass ink for gravure printing of paper cups
- Reduce CO2 emissions by 10% starting in July -
In July 2023, Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Tokan Kogyo"), a consolidated subsidiary of Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Ltd., will replace all ink used for the gravure printing of paper cups produced in Japan with biomass ink, which partially uses renewable plant-based materials, with the aim of reducing environmental impact.
Gravure printing products account for approximately 90% of all printed paper cup products produced by Tokan Kogyo. As a result of the switch to biomass ink, CO2 emissions will be reduced by approximately 10% (approximately 40 ton-CO2 per year) from conventional ink, and the use of oil and other exhaustible resources will be reduced by approximately 6.5 tons per year.
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For inquiries about paper cups using biomass ink, please contact
Environment Promotion Group
Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd.
(Website inquiry form) https://www.tokan.co.jp/english/contact/
For inquiries about this press release, please contact
Nakanori / Yazawa
Corporate Communication Group
Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd.