Top Companies Report

19. Zeller+Gmelin GmbH


19. Zeller+Gmelin GmbH
Schlossstrausse 20
73054 Eislingen, Germany
Tel: +49 7161 802-0
Fax: +49 7161 802-355
ZG Europe:;

Sales: $92 million (€75 million) (Ink World estimate)

Major Products: UV web, sheetfed, narrow web label and waterless offset inks; UV flexo and letterpress narrow web inks; UV rotary screen inks; UV inks for pre-formed plastic containers; UV inks for primographic printing of narrow web in-line cartons and labels; metal decorating inks; EB and LED inks; and a range of security inks for document authentication.

Key Personnel: Andreas Mahlich, managing director, sales and marketing; Rolf Schneider, managing director operations; Walther Jerusalem, managing director finance; Dr. Uwe Dreyer, head of printing inks division, Germany; Marcus Ruckstaedter, sales director; Damon Geer, vice president sales, ZG USA; Dr. Christel Mueller and Dr. Heinz Schweiger, technical directors.

Number of Employees: Approximately 375 in printing inks.

Comments: Zeller+Gmelin GmbH (ZG), an Eislingen, Germany-based specialist in UV inks and varnishes, continues to thrive in the growing UV market, as the company develops new products, including low migration UV inks for food packaging.

R&D is an important emphasis at Zeller+Gmelin, and the company recently launched its Nuvaflex Series of UV flexo inks. Nuvaflex inks are silicone- and wax-free, and rival offset quality by enabling fine line screens and reverses to be printed at low BCM counts, while minimizing film weight. The series also offers the ability to adhere to difficult film, as well as low viscosity and free flow rheology, low odor and extractable components, varnish-like gloss, minimal to no plate swelling and speeds of more than 700 feet per minute.

In an important personnel move, Dr. Uwe Dreyer joined Zeller+Gmelin as the head of its printing inks division, Germany.