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Here, you will find insights into our work at Siegwerk. Take a look behind the scenes and learn more about the latest market developments, regulatory changes and implications, new product launches, as well as personal views from internal and external experts.

Dr. Anna Maier
Dr. Anna Maier
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Barrier coatings and their role in packaging paperization

Growing consumer awareness for sustainable packaging continues to drive the demand for alternative solutions, with the switch from plastic to paper as one of the most discussed trends. But what does the paperization of packaging mean and what are today’s possibilities and limits in this regard? Here, Anna Maier, Head of Global WB Coatings Technology Platform at Siegwerk, wraps it up for you.
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INKonnect – Remote Customer Service Solution for Siegwerk’s digital transformation

Hands-free troubleshooting within minutes anywhere in the world provided by Siegwerk experts. This service is now part of the company’s modern and future-oriented customer care. INKonnect is the solution Peter Steinmetz, Head of Global Technology Excellence and INKonnect Product Owner at Siegwerk gave us some insights into the development of the project, the advantages it brings and what’s in store for the future.
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South LATAM Region conducts a Leadership training & Competence Development at Siegwerk Argentina

On July 11, Siegwerk Argentina launched a leadership training & competence development program, which will be completed by the end of 2022.
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Unique value chain collaboration project “Design4Circularity” achieves first circular cosmetics packaging concept

- Giving packaging waste a second life in Personal Care applications - Designed to be recycled again and again: uncolored bottle with 100% Post-Consumer recyclate content (PCR), equipped with a printed deinkable full-body shrink sleeve - Full sortability in current recycling infrastructures possible - Innovation unveiled ahead of K 2022: step-wise introduction of individual solutions like additives, PCR, and suitable inks, available directly…
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Siegwerk Brazil promotes annual training for fire brigade

Siegwerk Brazil is happy to be supported by a well-trained emergency assistance team in case of accidents – The Emergency Brigade. The team includes 48 official firefighters.
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New elections of the DFTA Presidium and celebration of the DFTA Award

On May 18, the DFTA held both a general meeting with new elections of the presidium and an award ceremony.
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Success story: Full support for maximum performance

Learn about how our Process Management & Consulting (PMC) team partnered with the flexographic printing specialist Incoplast in Brazil, to achieve more efficient printing results and cost reduction.
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Siegwerk experts at Pack Point Nordic 2022

Bringing together experts from the entire packaging value chain, this year’s Pack Point Nordic has once again proven as a great platform to discuss latest developments and new solutions for smarter packaging use, especially focused on sustainability.
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Siegwerk India partners with Centre for CSR & Sustainability Excellence to restore pond in Tijara (Rajasthan, India)

Siegwerk India and Centre for CSR & Sustainability Excellence (CCSE), a non-profit organization, partnered for the implementation and management of Siegwerk's CSR and sustainability initiative. The program envisions conservation, development and sustainable management of natural water resources in the Tijara block of Alwar district in Rajasthan.  The majority of the community living in the targeted region depend on agriculture and its allied…
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Major milestone achieved: Project STOP Muncar reaches economic autonomy and hands over the programme to the city government

Since 2020, Siegwerk has been committed to creating sustainable waste management systems in Indonesia as a strategic partner of "Project STOP" to curb plastic waste pollution in the environment. Project STOP celebrated a major milestone in the new year: its first city partnership in Muncar, located in the Banyuwangi regency in East Java, has achieved all financial, governance and technical targets, demonstrating that public-private partnerships…
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Ink room management in the age of digitalization

Ink stock management is one of the most important adjusting screws for efficiency gains in the print room. Automating manual procedures can help printers to significantly improve their efficiency and simplify their daily work life.
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Ramakrishna Karanth, CEO Siegwerk India (on the right) along with Ajit Singh CFO Siegwerk India (in the center) and Anup Panda, Site Head (first from the left) and members from the Siegwerk CSR team.
Ramakrishna Karanth, CEO Siegwerk India (on the right) along with Ajit Singh CFO Siegwerk India (in the center) and Anup Panda, Site Head (first from the left) and members from the Siegwerk CSR team.
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Siegwerk India donates children’s Covid ward to government hospital

On August 27, Siegwerk India donated an exclusive children’s Covid ward to the government hospital in Tijara, Rajasthan.
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Floundering to Foundation, the Importance of Data

A stable pressroom is the foundation for optimum performance and successful repeatability. To understand where essential areas for improvement sit, the tracking of the right data is key. Benjamin T. Lyle, Head of InHouse Services USA, about the importance of KPI tracking and data accuracy and how Siegwerk’s On-Site Consulting (OSC) Group can help to stabilize a pressroom for optimum performance output
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How automation can boost your ink room management

With MyInkRoom, Siegwerk offers a proprietary Vendor Managed Inventory System enabling the full automation of manual ink room procedures. Here, Rajagurulingam Ramalingam, Head of PMC at Siegwerk South East Asia, gives insights into the platform’s broad possibilities & benefits.
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Success Story: How our InHouse experts can help to gain operational improvements

Learn about how our Process Management & Consulting team jointly worked with a customer in Mexico to drive process improvements achieving impressive efficiency gains from ink room to press.
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Siegwerk Vietnam applies Assisted Reality (aR) technology to extend customer service solutions

In order to strengthen customer service solutions to increase productivity and optimize ink management for local customers in Vietnam, Siegwerk’s Process Management & Consulting (PMC) team instituted Remote Service Solutions (RSS) in Q1 2021. “Whether a company is local, state or multinational,the goal is always to save costs and speed up the approval and innovation formalities. This project will support that,” stated Dean Schofield, Siegwerk…
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The power of best processes with Siegwerk PMC

“Siegwerk has proven to be an experienced partner with customized solutions and the best practice expertise needed for achieving the process efficiencies we aimed for,” said Chaiwoot Chotitputsilp, Managing Director, SPC Interprint, Thailand.
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Insight with Christopher Major, Global Talent Acquisition

We all have been through challenging times regarding our everyday life but also regarding our working environment and future perspectives. Despite all that we are looking for new talents to enrich our work environment and bring new skills and ideas. That's why we asked Christopher Major, Global Talent Acquisition at Siegwerk, to answer some questions for us.
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Siegwerk’s MyInkroom will digitize your ink rooms

Siegwerk's MyInkRoom application was created with one goal in mind: make your lives easier by automating current manual processes within your ink rooms. Siegwerk’s innovative digital service, which is connected directly to your ink dispensers, monitors ink levels in real time and provides an alert when stocks fall below a minimum level.  New orders are automatically based on the customer’s historical consumption data, delivery notifications are…
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Successfully managing the transition to toluene-free packaging inks

In many countries of the world, printers still use inks containing the solvent toluene - despite its proven hazardous and harmful properties. This is not surprising as toluene-based inks are cheaper than those without toluene. However, the substance is no longer accepted by many global brand owners and end users as a solvent for packaging inks. As one consequence of the thorough commitment to product safety, Siegwerk produces and sells…
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Siegwerk enables antimicrobial coatings for film application using the Lock 3 technology

Siegwerk has now developed products for flexible packaging especially meeting the requirements of nutrition-, pharma- and hygiene (NPH)- applications.
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SWAT: A new approach for changing ink suppliers

As part of Siegwerk’s differentiation strategy, the PMC (Process Management & Consulting) team manages InHouse services, customer efficiency projects, and customer ink supplier transitions. Transitioning ink suppliers can be a daunting task and full of uncertainty which can lead to downtime for our customers. Siegwerk has now developed an innovative approach which provides a remedy and minimizes the impact to our customer’s operations. Scott…
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Insight with Stephanie Schmitz, Head of HR Germany at Siegwerk

Q:  You took over your new position in October 2019. How do you like your new position and responsibility as Head of HR Germany?   A: I was really looking forward to this new task and the challenges it posed to me. Being now in the position for more than half a year I’m excited to work especially together with my great team.  Within my new position it is important to me to take the opportunity to support our employees and managers to achieve…
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Always up to date with our Ink Safety Portal

Explore the newest articles on our Ink Safety Portal and stay updated with all our topics concerning ink safety and safe food packaging.
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Food safety of digital printed packaging

Digital printing offers clear advantages facing today’s challenges of packaging printers and converters leading to a growing share of digital printed packaging, especially in the food and beverage markets. Matthieu Carni, Director Business Unit Inkjet at Siegwerk, gives insights into the challenges and safety requirements of digital printed food packaging and how the company supports customers in producing a high quality, fully compliant and fit…
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Interview with Ralf Thümler, Global Head of Process Management & Consulting (PMC)

Q:    Ralf - could you describe in a few sentences what PMC at Siegwerk means?  A: PMC stands for Process Management and Consulting. Our goal is to increase transparency, improve productivity and thereby contribute to the sustainable company development of our customers. Together with them, we analyze and optimize the production process, determine potential savings and motivate and train staff. We also support color and ink management as well as…
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Status of raw material supply and business continuity at Siegwerk due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This statement provides an update on the rapidly changing status of Siegwerk’s global supply network as it relates to the continued spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Interview with Ralf Hildenbrand, President Americas at Siegwerk: How he sees the future of packaging

Ralf Hildenbrand has lately taken over the President Americas function at Siegwerk. He gave us some insights into his new area of responsibility, his future vision for packaging and the challenges the packaging and ink industries are facing in the coming years.
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Siegwerk plays prominent role in two Chinese packaging events

Siegwerk experts once again shared their packaging and ink know-how with participants of two recent events for the Chinese packaging industry driving discussions about future trends and challenges in packaging printing.
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Welcome to Siegwerk: Vinay Bhardwaj is new BU Head of Flexible Packaging India

Vinay Bhardwaj just joined Siegwerk India taking over the regional head function of the Flexible Packaging business. He gave us some insights into his way to the company, his goals for the new position as well as his vision of the future packaging market.
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Welcome to Siegwerk: Jarred Carter is new BU Head of Flexible Packaging USA

Jarred Carter took over the regional head function of the Flexible Packaging business at Siegwerk USA. He gave us some insights into his way to the company, his goals for the new position as well as the future requirements and trends driving developments in the packaging market.
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Welcome to Siegwerk: David Yang is new BU Head of Flexible Packaging China

David Yang just joined Siegwerk China taking over the regional head function of the Flexible Packaging business. He gave us some insights into his way to the company, his goals for the new position as well as his vision of the future packaging market.
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Célia Santos- A career story at Siegwerk

My career at Siegwerk began around one year ago, and the personal decision to change places of work was largely due to the great respect I have for a winning company and its contribution to the development of packaging throughout the world.
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Siegwerk offers UV/LED UV solutions with outstanding deinkability

Siegwerk and INGEDE member Stora Enso joint forces to improve the deinkability of UV/LED UV cured prints. Thomas Glaser, Head of Technology Sheetfed at Siegwerk, gives insights into the collaborative research project and the company’s newly developed UV/LED UV offset ink system for coated and uncoated types of paper.
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Tactile Effect Lacquers- Part 1

Relief, paper-touch, soft-, silk- and rubber-touch lacquers – they all feature functions that deliver product differentiation and customer loyalty.
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Always up-to-date with our digital ink room

Siegwerk has been successfully undergoing its own digital transformation process for two years now.
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Siegburg, Barcelona, Singapore, the Philippines – around the world with Siegwerk

Maria Iciar Blasco, Head of Business Unit Flexible Packaging in Southeast Asia
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Meet Siegwerk at ProFlex 2019

It is soon that time again, when experts of the flexographic and packaging print industry come together in Stuttgart, Germany, for the annual ProFlex event to connect and discuss current challenges, chances and upcoming industry trends.
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Siegwerk supports CEFLEX in designing advanced flexible packaging solutions for a circular economy approach

As a committed member of CEFLEX, Siegwerk actively drives the development of enhanced flexible packaging solutions to further strengthen a circular economy approach for a sustainable future. Jörg-Peter Langhammer, Head of Global PSR + Sustainability at Siegwerk, gives insights into the company’s commitment and its active contribution to the initiative.
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SICURA UV Flexo overprint varnish for unique relief effects in one single pass

Siegwerk developed a breakthrough relief OPV that creates an excellent drip-off effect in just one single print run. Jérôme Fumex, Product Manager & Customer Service Manager Sheetfed EMEA at Siegwerk, gives some more insights into the company’s OPV innovation.
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New packaging solution for extrusion lamination of woven sacks

Siegwerk has developed a new flexo ink system for woven sacks, which provides an alternative to proven gravure print technology and appeals in terms of both print quality and mechanical resilience as well as adhesion.
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The success story of Joseph Chege

Having the dream of coming to work and live in America, Joseph Chege moved from Kenya to the USA. With a position as Account Payable Specialist in our site in Des Moines, Iowa, he made his dream come true.
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Christopher van Laack takes on new challenge in Flexible Packaging EMEA

Having turned thirty this year, and already with ten years of Siegwerk experience on his CV, Christopher van Laack, Regional Sales Director Flexible Packaging (FP) EMEA and member of the Senior Management team is a young professional with a big future ahead of him.
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New NC-based ink system with best-in-class HD print performance

Siegwerk will shortly unveil a new NC-ink generation concretely suited for high-quality flexoprint. Markus Jansen, Department Manager Application Technology Flexible Packaging EMEA at Siegwerk, gives some insights into the company’s newest ink innovation.
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Which inkjet technology has the greatest potential in packaging printing?

Digital printing is advancing as it addresses the growing short run demand driven by brand owners looking for regionalization and personalization of their packaging. Markus Klügge, Sales & Technology Manager BU Inkjet at Siegwerk, about the most promising inkjet technologies for packaging printing and the company’s own digital printing activities.
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Siegwerk collaborates with Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics on a unique bag shown at FTA 2018.

This year at the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) INFOFLEX 2018 Siegwerk will be showcasing some of the most impactful ink solutions offered in the packaging industry.
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Plastic Tubes & Laminates – a promising market segment with solid growth potential

What makes plastic tubes and laminates (PTL) so interesting? Guido Lander, VP Business Unit Narrow Web EMEA at Siegwerk, about the current market situation, future expectations as well as the company’s activity especially targeting this promising market segment.
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Smart Packaging – The future of packaging in an increasingly digital world

How will smart products and packaging change our future world? We’ve talked to Christian Rommel, CEO of ROX Asia Consultancy Ltd., a specialist for innovative packaging solutions, who held a keynote about future packaging design at Siegwerk’s last INKday in Germany.
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How is Siegwerk tackling its digital transformation?

Digitization – today’s most widely discussed topic: Last year, Siegwerk has committed itself to drive its digital transformation. We’ve talked to Christoph Barniske, Head of Digital Business at Siegwerk, about the company’s digital approach, first achievements and digitized solutions.
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Digitize or die – a roadmap to digital business models

How to master digital transformation and secure corporate success in a rapidly changing world? We’ve talked to Philipp Depiereux, Founder and CEO of etventure GmbH, a digital consultancy and start-up builder, who held a keynote about digital change at Siegwerk’s last INKday in Germany.
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Siegwerk welcomes previous AGFA experts to its inkjet team

New resources are in place; the points are set: Siegwerk makes every effort to further strengthen its digital ink footprint. We’ve talked to Matthieu Carni, Director Business Unit Inkjet at Siegwerk, about the last achievements in his area and welcomed Jan De Vooght and Tom Molamphy as new team members to the Siegwerk family.
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SOS Children’s Village in Jakarta, Indonesia announced as this year’s Lighthouse Project

For 2018 Siegwerkers in Southeast Asia will partner with SOS Children’s Village to support roughly 2,300 children and young adults in programs across Indonesia. In the country SOS oversees various activities initiatives for 260 children in different SOS Children’s Villages, 310 young adults in youth facilities and a further 1,740 in family strengthening programs.
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Siegwerk teams up with Redes Solidarias to help children in Northern Argentina

Redes Solidarias is a non-profit and volunteering foundation started in 1996, which helps indigenous communities isolated in the northern part of Argentina which includes the Salta and Chaco Provinces.
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Siegwerk Thailand supports SOS Children’s Village Nongkhai

The Siegwerk Thailand team enjoys giving back to society and helping those in need. That’s why in Thailand, Siegwerk likes to focus its corporate social responsibility (CSR) work on the SOS Children’s Village in Nongkhai. Siegwerk chose this location because Nongkhai is a poor province located on the border with Laos.
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Siegwerk hosted the latest bdvi seminar about migration and compliance at its headquarters in Siegburg

The German industry association “bdvi - the packaging network” was recently guest at Siegwerk’s headquarters in Siegburg. Special occasion was a workshop about migration and compliance bringing together packaging experts and seminar participants for discussions about these topics in theory and practice.
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Siegwerk partnered with PackPlus to discuss safe packaging for the future

As part of the International Packaging Conclave in conjunction with PackPlus 2017 in Pragathi Maidan, New Delhi, India, Siegwerk India joined forces with PackPlus organizers to host a symposium on ‘Safe Packaging for a Better Tomorrow,’ on August 4. Targeting leading brand owners, converters, regulators and packaging trade media, the half-day symposium brought Siegwerk experts together with industry specialists to discuss safe food packaging and…
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Speed delivers Flexibility

Siegwerk‘s innovative new electron beam curing (EB-curing) solutions for offset print purposes combine superb print quality with a high level of cost-effectiveness – especially if small print runs are involved.
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Charitable Activities by Siegwerk Vietnam for Ben Tre SOS Children’s Village

Siegwerk Vietnam recently organized activities at the Ben Tre SOS Children’s Village as part of its annual charity day to promote corporate social responsibility and teamwork.
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More than just ink

Stefan Braun about Siegwerk’s consultancy services that go beyond the scope of the ink business and that help to identify and sustainably exploit savings potential. He is Regional Director On-Site Consulting/InHouse Packaging EMEA at Siegwerk.
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Customer service at Siegwerk – how ink experts work for your success

Offering the optimal solutions & products that meet the individual needs of every single customer is key for us at Siegwerk. In a recent customer survey, our customer service and technical support for sheetfed packaging applications was quoted as one of the best. That’s why we talked to our colleague Céline Ducrot about her daily job as Hotline Technical Manager.
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Customer trial underlines superior results of Siegwerk’s UV and water-based inks

Bootyman Print and Packaging, a UK-based packaging manufacturer, just tested Siegwerk’s 39-8 range of UV inks as well as the company’s water-based Aqualabel ink range with outstanding results. George Ashmore, Technical Service Manager Narrow Web at Siegwerk UK, gives some more insights into the customer’s trial.
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Next generation of polyurethane-based inks opens up new opportunities for gravure printers

Siegwerk’s new polyurethane-based (PUR) inks for gravure printing deliver excellent print results, while also enabling printers to simplify portfolios, improve processes and reduce operational costs. An interview with Dr. Hanns Martin Kaiser, Head of Technology Flexible Packaging EMEA at Siegwerk.
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KDS tested Siegwerk’s first LED UV flexo inks for food packaging and label applications

Tomasz Dąbrowski, owner of KDS Sp. z o.o. Sp. k., talks about the company’s move into LED UV printing and its experiences as first-time user of Siegwerk’s SICURA Nutriflex LEDTec ink series.
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Siegwerk and Henkel host Food Safety Day in Turkey

As leading companies in their industries, Siegwerk and Henkel joined forces and held a symposium about food safety for packaging on October 20th in Istanbul.
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What you should know when printing metallic inks?

An interview with Rolf Montag, Product Manager Business Unit Narrow Web at Siegwerk.
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SICURA Nutriflex 10 – a BPA-free ink series with excellent print quality

Marc Larvor about the need for BPA-free ink systems and Siegwerk’s solutions addressing this industry demand. He is Head of Technical Marketing EMEA at Siegwerk France SA.
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Siegwerk attending “Gallus Innovation Days 2016” – Interview about highlights and trends

Rolf Montag about his attendance at the “Gallus Innovation Days 2016” representing Siegwerk. He is Product Manager of the Narrow Web Business Unit at Siegwerk Switzerland AG.
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Siegwerk at Labelexpo Americas 2016 – Interview about trends and highlights

Dean Radford about trending topics of this year’s Labelexpo Americas, and his personal highlights of the show. He is Head of Technology for Canada & USA at Siegwerk Environmental Inks.
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Siegwerkers at drupa 2016 – Interview about trends, highlights and experiences

Rolf Montag about his visit at this year’s drupa and the highlights of the show. He is Product Manager of the Narrow Web Business Unit at Siegwerk Switzerland AG.
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Siegwerkers at drupa 2016 – Interview about trends, highlights and experiences

David Charquet about his impressions at this year’s drupa, future trends and dimensions of the show. He is International Key Account Manager Europe of the Paper & Board Business Unit at Siegwerk France SA.
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Siegwerkers at drupa 2016 – Interview about trends, highlights and experiences

Matthieu Carni, Business Development Manager, about how this year’s drupa exceeded his expectations.
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Siegwerk expert invited to give presentation at Henkel Flexible Packaging Forum 2016 in Wroclaw

We've talked to Dr. Stefan Häp, one of the guest speakers at the Henkel Flexible Packaging Forum 2016.
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Siegwerk expert at ProFlex 2016

During the course of the next two days the flexographic and packaging print industry will be gathering at this year’s ProFlex, which is being held at Stuttgart Media University.
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