New sustainable silver coatings offer premium quality benefits

21.07.2021 ACTEGA GmbH (Wesel, Germany), manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds for the print and packaging industry, has revealed the latest coatings to be incorporated into its extensive portfolio.

Five WESSCO POLAR UV silver coatings offer a range of sustainability and premium quality benefits.
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Five WESSCO POLAR UV silver coatings offer a range of sustainability and premium quality benefits.

Five WESSCO POLAR UV silver coatings, comprising four UV flexo silver coatings and one UV offset silver coating for use from the ink duct, deliver, in combination with highly transparent overprint varnishes, highly reflective properties and brilliantly glossy effects. Additional benefits include outstanding flexibility, efficiency, overprint ability with UV offset inks, and a strong sustainability offering.

Sustainable printing

Addressing the growing importance of sustainable printing, the solvent-free WESSCO POLAR coatings provide businesses with a high-quality alternative to traditional hot or cold foil stamping and metallized board. In addition, the use of these new coatings eliminates plastic waste and streamlines the recycling process, providing a performance and efficiency boost to users as they remove the additional foil application step from the printing process.

Andreas Käfferlein, product manager Metallics, comments: “With demand for premium, high-value print products still on the rise, our UV silver coatings capture the attention of the consumer due to their luxurious quality. This makes them highly attractive to our customers in paper-based packaging, commercial applications, and book and magazine printing. Add to this the incredible environmental advantages of the WESSCO POLAR range and the economical savings to be made, and the appeal of these UV coatings speaks for itself.”

Suited to a range of paper-based applications

The WESSCO POLAR UV Silver coatings are well-suited to a range of paper-based print and packaging applications including food and other sensitive packaging types, thanks to properties such as low migration and compliance with Swiss Ordinance and Nestlé requirements. Customers also benefit from reduced lead times and improved cost efficiency due to the avoidance of time-consuming material ordering and extended delivery periods. The high costs associated with metallized or TransMet boards are also eliminated.

Andreas Käfferlein concludes: “The efficiencies and environmental benefits of the WESSCO POLAR range strongly support ACTEGA’s company-wide goal to support advances towards more sustainable print production. With this new range, we can offer yet more coatings that will support our customers’, and their customers’, sustainability objectives, while delivering the high quality required by these companies and brands. It’s a truly exciting addition to the ACTEGA product portfolio and we’re looking forward to seeing the many creative applications that our customers will produce as a result.”