Over the years, Siegwerk has continuously invested in the expansion of its digital printing segment and created a solid base for significant commercial success. By acquiring Agfa Graphics’ UV inkjet business for packaging and label printing in March 2018, Siegwerk has significantly strengthened its existing UV inkjet portfolio. Today, the company offers a unique variety of high-quality UV inkjet solutions for all application areas in label and packaging printing including standard and sensitive applications as well as primers and OPVs suitable for various scopes.

Texte AlternatifWith 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. Siegwerk’s portfolio covers both UV inkjet solutions for a wide range of applications including self-adhesive labels, wet-glue labels for beverages, direct printing on 3D-packaging objects or blister and aluminum lids for pharma and food products as well as customized water-based inkjet ink solutions for tissue printing and digital printing on flexible packaging. For the company, customization goes beyond classical color matching, it also involves optimization of adhesion, mechanical and chemical resistance properties as well as assessment of migration risks.

Besides, the company expects water-based inkjet to become the future technology of choice for digital printing of flexible packaging. Even though there are still some significant technology barriers and challenges that need to be overcome, Siegwerk is already working intensively on the development of water-based inkjet inks for packaging applications like flexible packaging, tissue or corrugated board.

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