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Siegwerk has been approved as Komori’s European supplier of K-Supply ink for its H-UV system

Komori Corporation and Siegwerk have signed a manufacturing and supply agreement for high sensitive UV inks for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Komori Corporation, an international manufacturer of printing presses, has approved Siegwerk, one of the leading providers of printing inks for packaging applications, labels, and catalogs, as a manufacturer of “K-Supply ink” and the companies have signed an agreement. By this agreement, “K-Supply ink” is produced by Siegwerk for Komori’s H-UV system, the company’s innovative UV curing system, and Komori will officially supply for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). From now on, the companies cooperatively develop the products and supply “K-Supply ink” optimized for Komori’s H-UV system to the market.

Komori offers its customers under the brand name “K-Supply” a lineup of special consumables and materials that are officially approved for the Komori printing presses. Komori wants to ensure its customers high quality and best performance, and did certify Siegwerk as European partner to provide its innovative high sensitive UV inks. All inks certified as “K-Supply ink” are defined by high-level hardness, print quality, versatility and economic performance. The high sensitive UV inks produced by Siegwerk will be sold under the brand name “K-Supply” by Komori and Siegwerk.

Komori Corporation announced to launch an energy saving UV printing process to the market ahead of other companies. With its H-UV system, the company offers customers an innovative UV curing system that uses one H-UV lamp and runs with high-sensitivity H-UV inks from selected suppliers. In comparison to conventional UV curing, the amount of CO2 emissions from Komori’s H-UV system is only around one quarter. This exclusive Komori instant drying system doesn’t produce ozone, ensures very low heat generation and offers superior print quality, reliability as well as an excellent economic and eco-friendly performance.

“The partnership with Siegwerk will play a key role in Komori's endeavour to strengthen and to broaden its range of service offerings under the K-Supply brand”, says Kazunori Saitoh, Director and Executive Operating Officer at Komori Corporation. “This alliance built upon Komori’s H-UV technology with 700 installations worldwide and fusion between printing know-how obtained from such customer requests and Siegwerk’s profound technical know-how ensures the true benefits of H-UV technology is delivered to H-UV customers, and opens up a new dimension in the development of H-UV technology.”

“We are delighted to be selected as the supplier of Komori’s K-Supply ink for the EMEA region. As one of the leading global ink manufacturers and a specialist for UV technology, we see this partnership as an opportunity to bring our experience and knowledge directly to Komori’s customers and support their efforts for excellent performance as well as efficient and reliable processes”, says Hugo Noordhoek Hegt, President Packaging EMEA at Siegwerk.

Both partners will exhibit at this year’s drupa, the world’s leading trade show for graphic and industrial print, in Duesseldorf, Germany from May 31 to June 10, 2016. Visitors can meet the experts of Komori (Hall 15, Booth D04) and Siegwerk (Hall 3, Booth A58) and obtain more information about the products and services of both companies.