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Siegwerk unveils new water-based inks


June 23, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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Siegwerk is now offering a new generation of sustainable water-based inks for paper and board applications: UniNature. The new product range is formulated with renewable and natural components, providing an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional inks without impacting the recyclability of paper and board packaging.

“UniNature is our third generation of sustainable water-based inks and coatings for paper and board applications meeting the requirements of brand owners and packaging converters,” says Hanns Martin Kaiser, vice-president, Business Units Paper & Board EMEA and Liquid Food Packaging at Siegwerk. “With its launch we again deliver on our commitment to enabling the development of new packaging innovations in line with a circular economy.”

The new water-based ink and coating solutions are formulated with a high bio-renewable content, measured according to ASTM 6866.

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The new ink and coating series is applicable for many paper and board applications including corrugated board boxes, trays and displays, fast food packaging, sacks and bags, as well as cups and wraps. It supports various printing applications whilst meeting the highest market and regulatory standards.

Designed for use with Siegwerk’s Unibase and Uni T coloured bases, UniNature inks can be supplied as ready-to-use inks directly from Siegwerk. However, UniNature extenders and Unibase or Uni T colourbases are more frequently supplied to customers to be mixed on demand at dispense equipment directly at the customer.

“We provide our customers with clear formulation guidelines compliant with relevant regulations for the end use of the packaging,” adds Paul Pain, head of water-based technology at Siegwerk. “Training and support provided to customers through our OPS program enables the most efficient use of our products in their operations.”