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Agfa Graphics’ Low-Migration Inks Honored with essenscia Innovation Award 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Belgian Federation for the Chemical Industry and Life Sciences rewards Agfa Graphics. 

Agfa Graphics is proud to announce that its low-migration inkjet inks have been selected as the winner of the “essenscia Innovation Award 2014". The prestigious award was handed out by her Majesty Princess Astrid from Belgium in the Paleis van Academiën in Brussels. Agfa's inks have been recognized for their innovative strength and contribution to durable and sustainable packaging of food and beverages. This innovative work on low migration inks is a fine example of Agfa's successful strategy to grow further in new business domains such as industrial inkjet and healthcare IT. 

"We made a selection based on originality, added value to the Belgian economy, IP protection and sustainable development", said François Cornélis, President of the essenscia Innovation Award jury.

Agfa's low-migration (LM) UV-curable inkjet inks are designed primarily for printing directly on food packaging and on labels, blister foils, lids etc. for food and pharma packaging applications. These low-migration inks are based on specific chemical formulations, compliant with European guidelines on food package printing. They are able to deliver durable solutions and can be customized for specific packaging materials. 

"As an innovator in the development of industrial UV inkjet, Agfa defines the most practical and efficient methods available for package printing", said Marc Graindourze, Business Development Manager Industrial Inkjet Inks. "Agfa has worked closely with end users, print head manufacturers and packaging industry experts to launch the low-migration inks.”

Agfa Graphics takes a prominent position in the new segments of industrial inkjet. Agfa Graphics designs, develops and manufactures high-performance inkjet inks and fluids for wide-format sign & display printing and for various forms of industrial inkjet printing applications. 

Agfa's research and manufacturing center, located at their Mortsel (Belgium) headquarters, builds on Agfa's extensive knowledge and expertise in chemistry, color management and dispersion technology for the development and production of premium-quality inkjet inks. Furthermore, Agfa offers a fully integrated B2B customer approach for developing custom-made inks, fine-tuned to accommodate specific inkjet applications. 


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