Top Companies Report

22. Chimigraf Ibrica, S.L.


22. Chimigraf Ibérica, S.L.
Polígono Ind.
C. Compoitor Carcassí, 6-8.
08191 RUBÍ, Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 586 2334
Fax: +34 93 699 2152

Sales: $40 million (€33 million) (Ink World estimate).

Major Products: Water- and solvent-based flexo inks; solvent-based gravure inks; UV, eco solvent and solvent inkjet inks; UV varnishes.

Key Personnel: Ugo la Vale, president; Armand Marcé, general manager; Rafael Doblas, export director; Antonio Lopez, sales and technical director.

Number of Employees: 150 (Ink World estimate).

Comments: Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Chimigraf Ibérica, S.L. specializes in water-, solvent- and UV-based inks for flexo, gravure and inkjet.

UV continues to be an excellent growth market for Chimigraf Iberica. By manufacturing its own pigment dispersions in-house in UV monomers, Chimigraf Iberica controls the batch-to-batch consistency and quality of its pigment dispersions.The company continues to expand its UV offerings. Its Power SP series is ideal for single pass inkjet printing for wood and wood laminate decoration, paper, PE, PET, glass and corrugated packaging.

The Power V4 series is a Flex-rigid UV curable inkjet inks for flexible substrates such as banner vinyl or self-adhesive vinyl, plus other flexible and semi-flexible substrates such as polyolefin, vinyl substitutes, PET, and PC.

The Power 2H series offers excellent adhesion onto a wide range of rigid substrates such as acrylics, rigid PC, foam boards, corrugated boards, metals and glass, and its toughness provides good results under cross-hatch adhesion testing.

The UV LED market is becoming increasingly attractive, and the company has recently developed its Energy V2 series, which offers good adhesion to rigid substrates such as acrylics, rigid PC, foam boards and corrugated boards, as well as to semi-flexible substrates such as polyolefin, vinyl substitutes, PET, and PC.

On the solvent-based inkjet side, Chimigraf Iberica’s eXtreme v2 inkjet inks are specifically designed to become Chimigraf’s universal solvent ink for a wide range of super wide format printers.

Rainbow inks, which have high optical density for intense colors, are designed for HP Scitex TURBOJET (TJ8300) and IDANIT printers. Inks compatible with HITACHI print heads. RAINBOW inks have high optical density for intense colors, improving the standards of the HP ink.

An eco-solvent ink for indoor and outdoor applications, ecoPure v2 is a new plug and print for Roland printers with Epson DX4 and DX5 printheads. Conquer inks are mild-solvent-based drop-on-demand inkjet inks, while Imaging inks are mild-solvent-based inkjet inks compatible with Konica Minolta 510 printheads. Resistant inks are mild-solvent based inkjet inks that are designed to print on Mimaki JV33, JV5 130S,160S and 320S printers.

Chimigraf Iberica is expanding its export operations, including to India, where the company appointed Silversheen Inks and Coatings as its distributor.