Sees excellent opportunities ahead for digital printing for labels, packaging and more.
David Savastano, Editor05.03.18
In 2016, Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA announced its entry into the field of inkjet inks with its opening of an R&D laboratory for water-based and UV digital ink facility in Annemasse, France. In 2017, Siegwerk followed by launching a new digital ink manufacturing facility there.
Inkjet is a natural fit for the billion-dollar ink manufacturer, as digital printing is making inroads into packaging, driven by the demand for shorter runs, regionalization and personalization.
In a significant move, Siegwerk has acquired Agfa Graphics’ UV inkjet assets for the single pass packaging and labels industry, including a selected OEM customer list, IP and services. Agfa will continue its efforts in other digital ink segments.
“With this deal, we are bridging the best of two worlds. Agfa Graphics owns an incredible intellectual property in the domain of UV curable digital inks for packaging. While we will continue to rely on Agfa’s existing strong
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