Gerhardshofen – WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, Germany, a world-renowned manufacturer of coatings, adhesives and flexo inks for the graphic arts industry today announces that, by the end of 2019 at the latest, it will become the European blister coating production partner of Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living.
An important element of becoming the production partner for DSM’s blister coatings adhesives is the WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH production plant for water-based coatings, which went into full operation this year and is one of the most modern, efficient and groundbreaking facilities of its kind in the world. The full automation of this plant according to Industry 4.0 Standard makes it possible to produce economically, ecologically and in highest quality a wide variety of water-based coating systems in large quantities at the push of a button.
Through this partnership, the two companies will combine their skills and expertise. Specifically, DSM will contribute its strong resin technology experience, while WEILBURGER Graphics will provide its formulation and application know-how. As part of this partnership SOLUCOTE® products will from now on be distributed by WEILBURGER Graphics under its own well-established SENOLITH® WB BLISTER COATING product class. In the future, product optimizations will be made with the knowledge and experience of WEILBURGER Graphics in close coordination with their customers.
Through this partnership, WEILBURGER Graphics will expand the European and, in the long term, the global market for blister coatings, as well as further improving the worldwide technical service and quality level of DSM's former SOLUCOTE® series. As a result, the customers of both companies in this market segment will be guaranteed to receive environmentally friendly products.
Günter Korbacher, Managing Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, comments on this partnership: "Taking over the production activities of blister coatings from DSM is the logical consequence of the installation of our new production plant, which was planned just two years ago and has been successfully completed. There is no comparable plant in the world, and we are very proud that companies like DSM have understood the technical, qualitative and economic advantages of outsourcing the production of their own product series to our plant. Furthermore, they also enter into long-term partnerships with us in the interests of their customers. We’re looking forward to working together with DSM's specialists in this market segment to sustainably enrich the market for blister coatings."
Further information: www.weilburger.com and www.dsm.com/paint.
Headquarters of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH in Gerhardshofen, Germany.