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Siegwerk, Van Genechten Become Strategic Partners in European Packaging Arena

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Beginning today, Siegwerk Druckfarben AG, Siegburg, Germany, manufacturer of the Tempo Nutripack series, becomes a strategic partner with European packaging specialists Van Genechten (Brussels, Belgium) under a long term contract signed last month by (l-r in photo below) Asmus Wolff, VP of Supply Chain & Innovation at the Van Gegenechten-Group, Herbert Noichl, CEO of Van Genechten Packaging, and Hugo Noordhoek Hegt, a member of the Board of Management of Siegwerk.


"Especially in food applications, packaging has to meet the most stringent safety requirements," Noichl said during the signing procedure. Hegt added that "the application of Nutripack Inks is a key contributor in making our packaging safer and more sustainable." Noordhoek noted that Siegwerk's ultimate goal is to create maximum long term safety in food packaging applications through its highly innovative ink formulations.

Van Genechten Packaging Group is one of the largest European manufacturers of fold-up boxes with nine operations in France, Benelux, Germany, Poland, and Russia. The company is particularly renowned for supplying the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) sector, the largest share coming from fold-up packaging for all kinds of foods. In addition, luxury and premium applications as well as packaging for cosmetics and care products, microwave, and multipacks are key parts of the Van Genechten product offering. Van Genechten provides value-add across the full value chain, from coating and laminating of the carton to achieving migration resistance properties, from joint design of the packaging in cooperation with the customer to running the integrated packaging machinery as part of the customer's full production process.

Tempo Nutripack is a "low migration" sheetfed printing ink for food based packaging. According to Siegwerk, research confirms that the ink complies with EU regulations as well as those of Switzerland. Siegwerk adds that Tempo Nutripack has practically no odor and is the first sheetfed printing ink free of mineral oil as well as of genetic-modified components.


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