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20. Zeller+Gmelin GmbH


Schlossstrausse 20
73054 Eislingen, Germany
Phone: +49 7161 802-0
Fax: +49 7161 802-355
Internet: ZG Europe:; ZG US:

Sales: $100 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: Dr. Uwe Dreyer, division manager, Printing Inks, Germany; Marcus Ruckstaedter, sales director, Printing Inks; Robert Paukner, sales director, Germany; Norman Wunsch, sales director, Export.
Number of Employees: Approximately 375 in printing inks.

Comments: Headquartered in Eislingen, Germany, Zeller+Gmelin GmbH is a specialist in UV inks and varnishes for packaging, labels and commercial printing, among other markets. Zeller+Gmelin has a worldwide footprint, with operations in 10 countries, including subsidiaries in Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Mexico, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK and U.S.

One recent area of interest for Zeller+Gmelin is low migration UV inks for food packaging. As a leader in direct container printing for tubes and cups, Zeller+Gmelin has developed its UVACURID T81 Ink Series, a low-migration ink series for tube printing. It offers excellent ink transfer, high gloss and color strength and gloss and good adhesion.