Siegwerk expands ink business in India – covering printing inks, coatings and related industries

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Siegwerk has commissioned a new solvent-based mixing center in by Siegwerk Installation of Bhiwadi in India. The new 3,400 square meter blending center is an addition to an existing 100% toluene-free manufacturing facility that will support its industry-leading growth.

This new blending facility is also equipped with a state-of-the-art quality control laboratory, an energy efficient air handling unit and a solar power generator for the entire blending center, reiterating Siegwerk’s commitment to sustainability.

The state-of-the-art facility will have an expanded blending capacity of over 13,500 metric tons and the capacity of the solvent warehouse will increase from the initial 150 MT to 700 MT now. Siegwerk Group has invested INR 212.2 million ($2.86 million) in the new blending facility.

The facility was inaugurated virtually by Dr. Nicolas Wiedmann, CEO of the Siegwerk Group; Ashish Pradhan, President, Siegwerk Asia; and Ramakrishna Karanth, CEO, Siegwerk India region.

“Siegwerk’s groundbreaking innovations and developments in our production technology have made us industry leaders,” said Pradhan. “The packaging ink industry in Asia has grown by more than 10% over the past two years and there has been an over-proportionate increase in flexpack business, which has reinforced our confidence in the expansion of our manufacturing capabilities in the India region.

“Over the past year, we have built many customer-focused offerings and we intend to build on this strong momentum in 2022, starting with this blending center that runs entirely on renewable solar energy. , as part of our effort to leave a positive impact on society,” added Pradhan. “Siegwerk will ensure continued customer satisfaction through quality, delivery and after-sales services that will bring immense value to our stakeholders.”

“Siegwerk has always been committed to providing safe printing inks and coatings solutions to its customers,” said Karanth. “The current move to expand capacity with the introduction of the state-of-the-art blending center reaffirms our commitment to keeping innovation alive and satisfying our customers. We now have blending capacity to meet the growing needs of our customers in the India region. Decades of client relationships have resulted in our synergistic growth in the Indian market. The new center will strengthen our efforts to bring new products, capabilities and innovations. »

Durability and safety measures

The facility runs entirely on sustainable energy, thanks to its rooftop solar panels with an installed capacity of 301 kWp. The facility has an automated fire safety mechanism, with an addressable automatic fire and smoke detection system for fire detection and fire walls and foam sprinklers at distribution stations for firefighting. fires. There is also a fire hydrant system all around the plant, including a water monitor and hose reels.

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