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Komori Approves Siegwerk as K-Supply Ink Supplier for its H-UV System

Published on 2016-05-30. Author : SpecialChem

SIEGBURG, Germany, and TOKYO, Japan -- 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.

Fig. 1: Komori Approves Siegwerk as K-Supply Ink Supplier for its H-UV System

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 endeavor 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, one of the world’s leading trade shows 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.

About Siegwerk

Siegwerk, a sixth-generation family-owned company, 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. A global manufacturing and service network ensures customers consistently high-quality products and services. In keeping with the company’s philosophy “Ink, Heart & Soul,” Siegwerk seeks long-term cooperation with its business partners. Siegwerk employs some 5,000 people worldwide in more than 30 country organizations and is headquartered in Siegburg near Cologne.

About Komori

Komori Corporation, for over 90 years since its establishment in 1923, has been producing offset printing presses. Its flagship products include sheetfed offset presses, web offset presses and related equipment. Moreover, Komori has been supplying security printing presses to the National Printing Bureau in Japan as well as to overseas customers in dozens of countries. Komori endeavors to improve the quality and productivity of its basic printing presses and develop printing information networks and automated integrated printing systems to respond to the recent trend of digital workflow and networking, and realize a total printing production system. With its sights fixed on remaining a trusted Print Engineering Service Provider, Komori permanently works to enlarge its offer of services and products to solve all customers’ issues.



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