Siegwerk to showcase its packaging expertise at Interpack’s ‘components 2017’

Siegwerk will exhibit at this year’s ‘components 2017’, a supplier trade fair organised as part of the Interpack exhibition, May 4-10 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Visitors to the fair can get in touch with the company’s experts at Booth E13 in Hall 18 to learn more about its packaging inks and services or to discuss packaging print innovations and trends.

“Offering optimum solutions and products that meet the individual needs of every single customer is key for us at Siegwerk,” said Hugo Noordhoek Hegt, president EMEA at Siegwerk. “We are always ‘Focused on your needs. Therefore ‘components’ is an ideal touch point for sharing ideas as well as discussing challenges and new requirements with our customers. This kind of lively exchange helps us understand our customers better and focus our R&D efforts to continue shaping the future of packaging.”

Siegwerk focuses on continuously expanding its offering for the packaging market. In line with the company’s goal of providing solutions for all packaging applications – such as enhancing its portfolio in order to become a full-range provider to packaging printers – Siegwerk completed a number of strategic investments during the last year. The company has, for example, built a laboratory dedicated to the development of customised inkjet solutions, opened a brand new Blending Centre for the production of water-based inks and expanded its local presence in China by opening its new Packaging Ink Solution Center – to just name a few examples of the company’s latest investments aimed at driving the future of packaging.

The company has already launched several solutions that were developed to help customers keep track of future-focused industry trends. The first LED UV flexo inks for food and pharmaceutical packaging, UV inkjet inks for labels, sustainable water-based inks for paper and board applications and a new ink range for gravure printing, based on a polyurethane binder system and free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), are just a few examples.

Siegwerk recently made a commitment to the widely discussed topic of digitalisation in order to take account of inevitable changes in good time.

“We just established a new digital business unit to understand how customer proximity and big data can help us improve our services to customers, to enhance the work of our sales teams and to initiate new infrastructure projects designed to generate worldwide synergies,” added Herbert Forker, CEO of Siegwerk.

To drive its own digital transformation forward, Siegwerk partners with etventure, a digital consultancy and start-up builder, to facilitate increasing communication between the company, other digital innovation centres and start-up organisations.

Siegwerk’s presence at ‘components 2017’ will be a touch point for discussions and conversations about current packaging print requirements and solutions as well as future trends.