China will phase out ink factories with annual output below 300 metric tons and those that use benzene, a chemical known to cause cancer and other diseases, in making ink solvents, China Securities Journal reported Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The move is in line with the government’s call to eliminate outdated capacity. However, small ink factories using advanced, pollution-free technologies are excluded. Wuxi in Jiangsu province, Foshan in Guangdong and Zhejiang province have begun implementing the policy, the report said.
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