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  • 29 Jun 2021

Actega reveals sustainable silver coatings

Actega has revealed Wessco Polar UV, a new range of silver coatings delivering reflective properties and glossy effects

Actega has revealed Wessco Polar UV, a new range comprising four flexo and one offset silver coatings for use from the ink duct, delivering reflective properties and glossy effects.

Addressing the growing importance of sustainable printing, the solvent-free Wessco Polar coatings provide businesses with a high-quality alternative to traditional hot or cold foil stamping and metalized board. In addition, the use of these new coatings eliminates plastic waste. It streamlines the recycling process, providing a performance and efficiency boost to users as they remove the additional foil application step from the printing process.

Andreas Käfferlein, product manager for metallics at Actega, commented: ‘With demand for premium, high-value print products still on the rise, our UV silver coatings capture the consumer's attention due to their luxurious quality. This makes them highly attractive to our customers in paper-based packaging, commercial applications, and book and magazine printing. Add to this the incredible environmental advantages of the Wessco Polar range and the economical savings to be made, and the appeal of these UV coatings speaks for itself.’

The Wessco Polar UV Silver coatings are suited to a range of paper-based print and packaging applications, including food and other sensitive packaging types, thanks to low migration and compliance with Swiss Ordinance and Nestlé requirements. 

‘The efficiencies and environmental benefits of the Wessco Polar range strongly support Actega’s company-wide goal to support advances towards more sustainable print production. With this new range, we can offer yet more coatings that will support our customers and their customers’, sustainability objectives while delivering the high quality required by these companies and brands. It’s a truly exciting addition to the Actega product portfolio and we’re looking forward to seeing the many creative applications that our customers will produce as a result,’ concluded Käfferlein.

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