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Siegwerk and Varcotec form partnership for antimicrobial coating

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Siegwerk and Varcotec have entered into a distribution partnership for Varcotec's antimicrobial water based varnish in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

Hanns Martin Kaiser (Vice President Paper & Board EMEA and Liquid Food Packaging at Siegwerk) and Jens Frings (Managing Director of Varcotec) signing the contract in Siegburg. Picture source: Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA.
Hanns Martin Kaiser (Vice President Paper & Board EMEA and Liquid Food Packaging at Siegwerk) and Jens Frings (Managing Director of Varcotec) s...

This innovative dispersion varnish is the first of its kind, and was developed in cooperation with a spin-off company affiliated with the University of Regensburg, Germany.

"Innovative product technology"

"With the integration of Varcotec's innovative product technology, we are adding a unique solution for various applications and packaging industries to our portfolio, thereby once again reinforcing the holistic nature of our offers for the packaging market,” said Hanns Martin Kaiser, Vice President Paper & Board EMEA and Liquid Food Packaging at Siegwerk. Even if printed surfaces on packaging generally do not constitute a hazard, consumers continue to be exposed to potentially contaminated surfaces.

According to scientific data, germs can survive on surfaces from a few hours up to several months. "Until now, it has not been possible to apply a reliable coating onto absorbent substances, such as paper and cardboard, which would continuously and permanently destroy those germs,” explains Joachim Frings, from Sales and Development at Varcotec.

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