Siegwerk is one of the leaders in ink systems and varnishes, serving different customer segments such as flexible packaging, tobacco, labels, conventional sheetfed, paper and board, and others. “As the world’s leading trade show for graphic and industrial print, drupa is an ideal touch point for exchanging information and ideas with our customers,” says Hugo Noordhoek Hegt, president – packaging EMEA at Siegwerk.
As a member of the German Paint and Printing Ink Association (VdL), Siegwerk will support the association’s ‘Link to ink – The combined know how’ programme during drupa with presentations about packaging safety and general ink composition given by Siegwerk experts. Digital and in particular inkjet printing will be one of the leading topics over the next few years. Using its expertise in ink technology and its wide application know-how, Siegwerk is today expanding its business into the inkjet ink market – initially, for labels and, secondly for packaging applications too. The company has extended its research and development capabilities and has built a dedicated inkjet laboratory at its Technical Center in Annemasse (France) to drive the development of inkjet inks that meet the requirements for printing process efficiency as well as the functionality of printed materials.
An increasing number of printers are opting for LED UV technology regardless of the printing process used. With its potential for eco-efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and productivity advantages, it is definitely one technological advance of recent years that will drive future development in the printing industry. With Sicura Nutriflex LEDTec, the first low migration LED UV flexo series for food and pharma packaging, Siegwerk is now also addressing the growing demand for low migration products for food packaging applications. Further expansion of applications will enable printers to use LED UV inks for the full range of products.
Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.