Siegwerk, a global provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, will present its latest ink developments at Labelexpo Americas 2018.
Visitors can meet with Siegwerk’s experts at Booth 5923 to discuss label and package printing innovations, trends and learn more about the company’s inks and services.
“At Labelexpo we will give visitors insights into our newest ink developments,” says Tom Hammer, head of technical marketing at Siegwerk. “We will debuting our new Sicura Flex ORBIS ink series, a new generation of UV flexo inks especially developed for pressure sensitive paper, film labels as well as unsupported films and shrink sleeve applications.”
Sicura Flex ORBIS offers high color strength and low viscosity for an improved print performance at higher speeds. It is a monochromatic base ink series that provides an expanded color gamut that increases productivity.
“We will also commercially launch a new water-based lamination system called HyperLam, as well as a new system of metallics called Aqua Sparkle X at the show,” Hammer said.
Furthermore, Siegwerk will highlight the latest enhancements to popular brands such as Ultra Pro, Film III and Poly Screen III systems. These inks have been adjusted to require low maintenance with improved printability to assure quality and consistent printing for better productivity and reduced waste.
Siegwerk offers an extensive UV ink portfolio for food compliant applications, which the company will also showcase at Labelexpo.
“All our low migration UV inks offer outstanding printing properties, optimal curing results and safe fulfillment of legal requirements,” Hammer said. “They show a high degree of strength and resistance for different packaged products and are suitable for printing at high production speeds.”
Siegwerk has already noted a gradual volume switch from conventional UV to migration optimized UV inks, such as Sicura Nutriflex 39-10, and expects LED UV curing to continue being one of the growth drivers throughout the printing industry. Further expansion of LED UV ink applications will enable printers to use the technology for the full range of products.
With its Sicura Nutriflex LEDTec product range, Siegwerk already offers a well-established, migration-optimized LED UV flexo series for food and pharma packaging, especially addressing the growing demand for low migration products in the area of food packaging applications.
Siegwerk will also have interactive live demos of FastMatchTM, a web-based color management software program for accurate ink formulations. FastMatch is available for water-based and UV inks and can utilize the user’s preferred substrate. It allows printers to reduce setup times and waste. Colors can be standardized and stored in a database that can be utilized across multiple locations and be used at a moment’s notice without adjustments to the formula. FastMatch is only available in the United States and Canada.