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Siegwerk Expands UV Inks & Varnishes Portfolio with Plastic Packaging Business Acquisition

Published on 2017-03-02. Author : SpecialChem

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase the business unit “Plastic Tubes and Laminates” from SCHEKOLIN AG, one of the globally leading providers of packaging lacquers located in Liechtenstein. With this acquisition, Siegwerk broadens its portfolio by adding specialty UV varnishes suitable for plastic packaging including rigid tubes. The varnishes can be applied on a wide range of laminates and tubes based on plastic substrates like PE, PP, ABS, PC and PS. This product line expansion further strengthens the company’s position as full-range provider for packaging applications.

Specialty UV Varnishes for Plastic Packaging

Paints Siegwerk
Siegwerk broadens its portfolio by adding
specialty UV varnishes suitable for
plastic packaging

The purchase of SCHEKOLIN’s plastic packaging business complements our portfolio with high quality varnishes and reinforces our position in UV curing solutions,” says Michael Mueller-Samson, Head of BU Narrow Web EMEA at Siegwerk. “By integrating SCHEKOLIN’s products we expand our offering for customers asking for specialty solutions for high-end packaging, and are able to target our customers’ individual needs even more effectively.”

The Purchase Offer


  • Siegwerk’s purchase offer includes the transfer of all technical expertise and product portfolio as well as the manufacturing equipment related to SCHEKOLIN’s business unit “Plastic Tubes and Laminates”. 
  • Both companies will work closely together to ensure a handover of business without any interference for the customers of both companies. 
  • SCHEKOLIN will manufacture on behalf of Siegwerk as part of a toll manufacturing agreement for at least four months to support a smooth transition for customers

About Siegwerk

Siegwerk is one of the leading international manufacturers of printing inks and individual solutions for packaging, labels, and catalogs. With more than 180 years of experience, the company has solid expertise in and knowledge of many printing procedures.

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Source: Siegwerk
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