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Demand Flows for Hapa Inks
Volketswil, Switzerland: – Innovative on-demand print specialist Hapa reports rapidly increasing demand and sales for its latest product line, UV inks.
Marketed under the banner “Swiss Ink Print Performance”, the new division, Hapa Ink, develops, produces and delivers inks customized to clients’ applications, substrates and volume needs.
Both the division’s standard range and its tailored inks deliver significantly higher print quality. “Our inks are developed for optimal printing on plastic, aluminum, glass, and labeling materials of all types,” explained Head of Hapa Ink, Mathias Theiler. They feature exceptional adhesion, bleed control, fastness against light, jetting quality and stability.
“We are particularly proud of the opacity of our white inks, which we believe is unsurpassed in the industry,” he added.
From launch, late in 2013, Hapa Ink has fulfilled orders of any size, no matter how small. Long-term availability of all inks is also guaranteed.
The Hapa Ink development team employs a range of sophisticated analytical methods and tools to optimize viscosity, rheology, jet-ability and surface tension. They conduct precise UV Vis-analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy analysis, develop specialized UV dispersions, as well as quantify color vibrancy and opacity.
Hapa has also developed a range of cleaning agents specifically designed for UV inks.
“Evident trends towards just-in-time production, lean batch processes and ever more specialized and complex packaging are all relevant to the demand for our inks,” explained Mathias Theiler.
“The bottom line is that quality needs to be 100 per cent correct on each and every production run to extract maximum cost effectiveness. Specialized inks specifically developed for the process and materials involved guarantee best results every time and reduce the risks of packaging error.” said Theiler.
“Quite simply, it’s more efficient to tailor ink to process than the other way round,” he added.
Hapa AG is a global leader in Late Stage Customization and On Demand Packaging print solutions for the pharmaceutical packaging industry, with growing presence in the medical, FMCG and food industries. Its mission is to empower customers to complement lean production with in-process and just-in-time (JIT) printing solutions.
Since introducing its first printing machines in 1933, Hapa has championed innovative Just in Time printing solutions that can easily be integrated into existing packaging processes.
Thanks to its more than 50 years as a partner to the pharmaceutical industry with its strict regulatory environment, Hapa possesses invaluable know-how that translates into highly relevant innovative solutions.
Hapa’s printing systems are developed and produced at its base near Zurich, Switzerland. Hapa also has presence in the USA, UK, Germany, India, Mexico, Brazil and Japan, employing some 150 people in all. There are more than 2,000 Hapa machines in service in more than 50 countries worldwide.
The company is a prominent member of Coesia; a privately owned group of 14 innovation-based industrial companies headquartered in Bologna, Italy, and operating globally in advanced automated machinery, industrial process solutions and precision engineering.