ACTEGA Kelstar and ACTEGA WIT announce the inauguration of a joint NAFTA Innovation Laboratory. The new facility will not only accommodate ACTEGA Kelstar’s R&D and technical service labs for the aqueous, UV and fountain solution product lines, but will also be home of the newly formed Innovation Team.
“Our brand new, state-of-the-art lab facility emphasizes our continued commitment to superior products and services for the printing industry,” said Jim Wittig, vice president of innovation, who will lead this team. “Due to the continuous flow of innovative products as well as improved quality control, the ACTEGA graphic arts customers will significantly benefit.”
Mr. Wittig, one of the most skilled and knowledgeable formulators of coatings for the graphic arts industry, will be accompanied by Dr. John Arnold, who adds extensive knowledge and experience in the formulating of UV-curable coatings and adhesives. The teams bring a total of 60 years of experience to the newly-formed organization and jointly hold 10 patents. The Innovation Team will focus on the development of cutting-edge technologies for both ACTEGA WIT and ACTEGA Kelstar customers.
This new lab facility represents an investment of close to $1 million. It is scheduled to accommodate up to 14 chemists and technicians, thus creating new high-qualified job opportunities for the community.