Siegwerk is expanding its portfolio of low migration UV printing inks with the launch of its SICURA Nutriflex LEDTex ink series. The launch makes the the company the first in the market to offer LED UV printing inks for food and pharmaceutical packaging. 

“Siegwerk regards LED UV curing as one of the growth drivers in the market. Overall we anticipate a volume-related switch from conventional UV to low migration UV inks in the printing market in 2016,” says Rolf Montag, product manager of the Narrow Web Business Unit at Siegwerk Switzerland AG. “A further expansion of applications will enable printers to use LED UV inks for their full range of print jobs.“

The new SICURA Flex LEDTec ink range is based on the company's SICURA Nutriflex 10 series. In contrast to conventional UV emitters that feature mercury vapor lamps, LED diodes only emit the light of a very limited spectral range, which avoids very high-energy IR radiation as well as hazardous UVB and UVC rays.

UV power is available as soon as an LED UV system is activated, so the process does not require any warm-up phase. Other benefits include: energy efficiency, low heat generation and long service life of LED UV lamps.

Drupa attendees can learn more about Siegwerk's products and services from May 31 to June 10 at Booth A58, Hall 3. 


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