Industry Q&A: Inks, coatings and adhesives fine-tuned for safety, performance
A: ACTEGA WIT (formerly Water ink Technologies) sees the current market in recovery from last years’ low-growth position. Most market segments are showing growth from narrow web, wide web and corrugated. We are cautiously waiting to see if this trend will continue through the rest of 2010 and into 2011. In June we began the process of combining our operations with those of ACTEGA Radcure. The combined company will be called ACTEGA WIT and offer a complete line of inks, coatings and adhesives, including laminating adhesives for flexible packaging.
Q: What are you hearing from customers?
A: One area where we are seeing growth is in the narrow web printing and converting of pouches. The short-run capabilities provided by narrow-web converters is finding applications in specialty pouch products and products with multiple stock-keeping units. Within our product line converters are using our laminating adhesives plus our low-migration overprint varnishes and adhesives.
ACTEGA WIT, Inc.