Actega launches new silver coatings

Actega has introduced several new Wessco Polar UV silver coatings that it says are an alternative to traditional hot or cold foil stamping and metallized board. These coatings can be used for a range of paper-based print and packaging applications including food as they boast low migration and comply with Swiss Ordinance and Nestlé requirements. 

Actega has introduced five new Wessco Polar UV silver coatings.

This new range includes four for flexo and one for offset printing. These are designed to be used from the ink duct, and used in combination with highly transparent overprint varnishes, can deliver highly reflective properties and glossy effects. They can also be overprinted with UV offset inks.

According to Actega, using these new coatings also eliminates plastic waste and helps to streamline the recycling process. In addition, the company also claims that using these coatings can reduce lead times and deliver better cost efficiencies, which mostly seems to be because there’s no need to order conventional foil or metallized or even TransMet boards.

Andreas Käfferlein, product manager for Actega Metallics, commented: “With demand for premium, high-value print products still on the rise, our UV silver coatings capture the attention of the consumer 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.”

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