Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, will exhibit from November 20 to 22 at this year’s InPrint Italy 2018, the leading international exhibition of print technologies for industrial manufacturing.
The company will use this opportunity to present its customized inkjet ink and service portfolio including its latest developments and innovations for digital printing. Siegwerk will present various application samples provided by customers and partners to demonstrate the wide-ranging possibilities of its inkjet ink solutions for personalized packaging and label applications.
Since its move into the inkjet ink area a few years ago, Siegwerk is today offering analog inks to printers and inkjet inks to equipment manufacturers both for packaging and label applications. The company always attaches great importance to building long-lasting cooperation with business partners. It is an ideal touchpoint for the company to share ideas, discuss newest challenges and ongoing projects with customers and other industry partners as well as position itself as leading printing ink provider also for inkjet solutions.
“With the right OEM and industry partners on our side, we are able to jointly shape the future of packaging printing and further drive inkjet printing for labels and packaging applications”, explains Matthieu Carni, Director Business Unit Inkjet at Siegwerk, the company’s partnership approach. “InPrint is a small but leading trade show for technical demonstrations of inkjet system developments and new approaches”.
From the company’s perspective, UV and water-based inkjet are the most promising technologies. Two areas where Siegwerk already focuses its activities today. UV inkjet fits with narrow web printing on relatively thick material such as labels, direct-to-pack as well as aluminum blisters and offers good coding and marking options for packaging.
UV inkjet inks offer clear benefits for narrow web single pass applications as they cure fast and can be quickly processed, are scratch- and abrasion-resistant and moreover create high-gloss prints ideal for label applications. When looking at absorbent materials with a porous surface or very thin non-absorbent polymer films water-based inks are naturally offering great opportunities, making water-based inkjet the most promising inkjet technology for single pass large width printing on flexible packaging, tissue and corrugated applications.
Siegwerk has continuously invested in the expansion of its digital printing segment and created a solid base for significant commercial success. Over the last 3 years the company has invested several million euros to specially build up its development, production and testing capabilities in inkjet technology.
After inaugurating a dedicated inkjet laboratory in 2016, Siegwerk introduced its first designated inkjet ink production facility in 2017. Going forward, the company will continue to invest significantly in new equipment transforming its French site in Annemasse to the driving force for future inkjet ink solutions. With this year’s acquisition of AGFA’s UV inkjet ink subsection for single pass packaging and label inks Siegwerk further extended its global reach in this young market segment.