Agfa Graphics/Siegwerk – Strategic alliance for UV digital packaging inks
Belgium • The supplier of prepress offset and inkjet print and the suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, have entered into a strategic alliance for digital packaging inks.
This includes a business transfer from Agfa Graphics to Siegwerk of a selected OEM customer list, access to know-how, intellectual property and services in the domain of UV curable digital inkjet inks for the single pass packaging and labels industry.
Both companies will work closely together to ensure a handover of business without any interference for the customers. Agfa will continue to manufacture on behalf of Siegwerk for several months to support a smooth transition for the customers. After the transition period, Siegwerk will produce the new inks and varnishes according to the highest quality and safety standards at its own inkjet manufacturing center in Annemasse, France. With its global commercial network, Siegwerk then will be able to offer its new UV inkjet portfolio to customers worldwide.