Will drive up the use of the inks for ease of visibility of their products’ traceability tags and regulatory certifications.
Shem Oriere, Africa Correspondent01.04.23
A government-backed harmonized regulatory framework on coding and marking of roofing sheets is being enforced in Eastern Africa thus creating opportunity for increased consumption of labelling inks in the region.
The stringent harmonized regulations were drafted to govern the manufacture and trade in galvanized and corrugated roofing iron sheets by the East African Community (EAC), an intergovernmental organization composed of seven countries in the Great Lakes region of East Africa.
The common rules, now enforceable in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi, could also see many roofing material manufacturers install coding and marking systems, hence driving up the use of the inks for ease of visibility of their products’ traceability tags and regulatory certifications.
Although no precise data is available on current market status of Eastern Africa’s coding and marking inks, the harmonized legislation and associated industry compliance requiremen