Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, will exhibit at this year’s Labelexpo Europe 2017, stand A17, hall 6, September 25-28.
By providing a combination of ink performance, high product safety, support and guidance Siegwerk is making every effort to help its customers address upcoming trends, and to meet their specific needs with its ink solutions.
“It’s always our goal to provide customers with the best and most efficient solution and to support each individual situation,” explains Michael Mueller-Samson, head of BU narrow web EMEA, Siegwerk. “That’s why platforms like Labelexpo are ideal touch points for us to share ideas and discuss new challenges with our customers and other industry experts,” continued, Mueller-Samson.
Siegwerk attaches great importance to open dialog with its customers. Understanding the customer’s needs is key to the company identifying trending topics and open issues that enable it to channel its R&D activities into the market segments of the future.
Siegwerk has already launched several solutions that were developed to help customers keep track of future-focused industry trends. It offers, for example, a complete range of migration optimised inks, gloss and matte varnishes, as well as metallic inks for all printing processes that are BPA-free, and meet the needs of food and other sensitive packaging applications.
“Our latest developed ink series for UV flexo printing is called Sicura Nutriflex PRO. It offers highly pigmented colours that are HD-certified, while being suitable for all food and pharma-related applications,” explained Rolf Montag, product manager BU narrow web, Siegwerk. “Furthermore, our UV offset series Sicura Nutriboard 2, for paper and selected films, as well as Sicura Nutriplast 2, for plastics, are both excellent ink solutions for heavy-duty applications.”
Siegwerk will also showcase the latest developments of metallic inks and different OPVs of its Sicura Nutriflex LEDTec range – a migration optimised LED UV flexo series for food and pharma packaging launched on the market.
The Sicura Nutri Jet UV-Inkjet works with different inkjet printing head technologies and delivers the same CMYK colour positioning as flexo inks. The company adds the only non-CMR UV-inkjet inks that are designed for printing labels for household, hygiene and industrial packaging to its offering with the Sicura Jet low-odour.
This UV printing ink system was awarded a Gold Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certification by the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA). When formulating its inks, Siegwerk is not only looking for optimum performance but also to ensure that inks are safe to use.
The company also offers guidance and support services such as process optimisation, complexity reduction and efficiency gains for printing shops. Siegwerk provides on-site consulting in order to help improve the performance of customer sites. For narrow web and sheetfed printing the company focuses on ink room management as well as the conception and installation of dispensers. Training can be conducted at Siegwerk or at the customer site as desired.