GERMANY / BELGIUM • Siegwerk Druckfarben and Agfa Graphics have entered into a strategic alliance for digital packaging inks. The contract 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.
The supplier in prepress offset and inkjet print Agfa will continue to manufacture on behalf of Siegwerk for several months to support a smooth transition for the customers. After the transition period, printing ink supplier Siegwerk will produce the new inks and varnishes according to the quality and safety standards at its own inkjet manufacturing center in Annemasse, France. Siegwerk then will offer its new UV inkjet portfolio to customers worldwide.
The parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details.