TAT Indelible Inks have been revamped to make them even more eco-and user-friendly.

Shachihata has consistently sought to manufacture and sell products that are safe for people and the environment. The TAT products are no exception. Our TAT Special Inks, which are very popular in the industrial sector, do not contain any chemical substances whose manufacture or use is prohibited anywhere in the world.
Moreover, Shachihata always moves swiftly to meet new standards, which are becoming stricter by the day.
Our efforts have been rewarded by the trust of our customers. We have made the following improvements to upgrade a number of TAT ink products to ensure they meet even higher standards of safety.

TAT Indelible Inks for metal and plastic, and some TAT Special Type Inks and Solvents have been upgraded to make them more eco-friendly. TAT ink products conform to below regulations.

  1. Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive
    A directive of the European Union that restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The sale of electrical and electronic equipment that contain certain levels of (1) lead, (2) mercury, (3) cadmium, (4) hexavalent chromium, (5) polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and (6) polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) is banned. Member states have enacted domestic laws to comply with RoHS, and corporations are required to abide by domestic legislation.
  2. End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive
    A directive of the European Union that addresses the recycling of end-of-life vehicles with the aim of preventing the disposal of hazardous substances. Vehicles sold in the EU after July 2003 may not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium.
  3. Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (GHS)
    The GHS is designed to alert workers and consumers to the potential dangers of chemical products by classifying chemical products according to the danger or toxicity of the product, including whether they are carcinogenic or flammable, creating a standardized system for labeling that makes this information clear to users, and providing safety data sheets.
  4. Perfluorooctane sulfonates (PFOSs) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
    Recent studies have pointed to a buildup of perfluorooctane sulfonates and perfluorooctanic acid, which do not readily decompose, in wild animals and the environment. Based on these findings, limits have been placed on PFOSs and PFOA as a new environmentally hazardous substance (persistent organic pollutant).
  5. Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH)
    Introduced in June 2007 in the European Union, REACH is the most far-reaching restriction on chemical substances. The regulation requires manufacturers and importers to gather information on the properties of chemical substances of which they handle one ton or more annually and register the information with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Chemical products lacking registered safety data will be excluded from the market. During the first phase, which covers the first three and a half years after the regulation’s enactment, companies must register data on substances of which they manufacture or handle 1,000 tons or more annually.

TAT Stamp Pad designs have also been redesigned to facilitate use.

  • The body of the stamp pad is made of recycled polybutylene terephthalate plastic and is thus environmentally friendly.
  • The new lock fixture features a more attractive design and enhanced ease of use.
  • Packing has been introduced to ensure that the chamber is air-tight and the ink does not evaporate.
  • Each product will come with instructions in English, Chinese, and Japanese.