Siegwerk to display customised inkjet inks at InPrint 2018

Ink major Siegwerk announced its presence at InPrint 2018, exhibition of print technologies for industrial manufacturing to be held at Milan, Italy from 20 November to 22 November 2018.

16 Oct 2018 | By Sriraam Selvam

The company will showcase various application samples provided by customers and partners to demonstrate the wide-ranging possibilities of its inkjet ink solutions for personalised packaging and label applications.

“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”, said Matthieu Carni, director business unit inkjet at Siegwerk.

“InPrint is a small but leading trade show for technical demonstrations of inkjet system developments and new approaches. 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,” added Carni.

Siegwerk’s inkjet offering includes UV inkjet solutions for both standard and sensitive applications as well as primers and OPVs suitable for several scopes.

According to the company, 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 the company offers water-based inks, for single pass large width printing on flexible packaging, tissue and corrugated applications.

With Sicura NutriJet the company for example provides an inkjet ink series for sensitive food and pharma packaging that works with different inkjet printing head technologies. Sicura Jet low-odor Siegwerk also offers the only non-CMR UV inkjet inks that are designed for printing labels for household, hygiene and industrial packaging.

“We strongly believe that UV inkjet will become a mainstream printing technology for label applications and moreover expect some long-term opportunities for UV inkjet especially in the direct-to-pack printing market”, explained Matthieu Carni. “Besides, we expect water-based inkjet to become the future technology of choice for digital printing of flexible packaging.”

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.