BASF has recently entered a strategic collaboration with HP Indigo, the world’s leading manufacturer of digital printing presses. Both companies will collaborate to develop water-based adhesive solutions for flexible packaging that are specially tailored for the requirements of the HP Indigo ElectroInk process, a highly flexible and fast digital printing process.
BASF’s water-based adhesive systems are an environmentally compatible and economically rewarding alternative to conventional technologies when it comes to the lamination of flexible food packaging. The Epotal® lamination systems offer significant advantages over solvent and solvent-less adhesives. Beside a lower carbon footprint, these systems provide increased flexibility and accelerated production procedures due to their unique polymer design.
“HP is constantly looking into faster turnaround time to extend the value of the digital printing applications,” said Nurit Raccah, Labels and Packaging Media and Materials Business Manager, Indigo division, HP. “This strategic collaboration with BASF, a leading player in the adhesive industry, demonstrates our continued commitment to providing HP Indigo customers full end-to-end solutions with extended performance.”