Sensient® and Engico Announce New Solution for Digital Printing of Corrugated Board with Novel Water-based Inkjet Ink Technology

Breaking News - MORGES, SWITZERLAND / LISSONE, ITALY — November , 2016

— Sensient Imaging Technologies, a division of Sensient Technologies Corporation, and Engico, a company specialized in advanced technology for corrugated packaging, introduce an innovative 100% water-based solution for direct digital printing on compact and corrugated cardboard.

The Aqua series of printers developed by Engico enables box-makers, commercial printers and POS professionals to print and deliver just-in-time and 1:1 cardboard boxes.

The combination with inks developed specifically by Sensient under their Sensijet® SX technology offers easy processing and printing of Packaging and POS material for Indoor and Outdoor Applications. For this solution, inks can be applied directly onto the cardboard material, not requiring any pre-coating. The ink layer maintains its full integrity and properties upon folding or forming of the box.
The ink layer maintains its full integrity and properties upon folding or forming of the box.

The pigmented water-based inks developed under the Sensijet® SX platform are odorless, VOC-free and highly resistant. They have been formulated for use in printers equipped with piezo heads, for applications such as sign and graphics, decoration, packaging and others. “Sensijet® SX constitutes a truly novel platform in Sensient’s portfolio of technologies.

We are particularly proud of the solution developed in collaboration with Engico which marks a new step in our aim to offer our customers revolutionary products and solutions to allow them to grow their business with improved performance and sustainability” commented Jérôme
Jeanneret, Managing Director Inks Europe.

The solution will be presented at Inprint exhibition (MiCo, Milano; 15-17 November ) in booth