Drupa 2016

Siegwerk – A new range of sustainable inks

Impression from the R&D division at Siegwerk

GERMANY • At drupa 2016, the manufacturer of printing inks for labels and packaging applications will show Unixyl, its second generation of sustainable water-based inks for paper and board applications. This product range is partially based on natural resins and provides an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional inks.

Water-based inks have grown in popularity and demand. They are characterized by low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions and lack of flammability, making it easier to comply with relevant regulations. Siegwerk combines this technology with a basis of renewable components. The bio-based resin contained in UniXYL inks is obtained from lignocellulosic bio-mass, which is available in particular in feedstocks from forestry.

While the new ink range is water-based and also contains bio-mass components, the manufacturer claims that users benefit from the same level of performance compared to conventional water-based inks.

With the motto “We color the future”, Siegwerk will exhibit at this year’s drupa (Hall 3 Stand A58). Visitors will obtain more information about the company’s range of products and services, including its portfolio of eco-friendly inks.

Armin Karl Geiger

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