Fujifilm Graphic Communications today announces a partnership agreement with Henkel that will deliver production and sustainability benefits for customers of its Jet Press FP790 digital inkjet flexible packaging solution, scheduled for commercial launch later this year.
Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a global leader in innovative adhesives, sealants and functional coatings for the packaging sector. Fujifilm’s partnership with Henkel has facilitated the extensive testing of Henkel’s renowned portfolio of laminating adhesives during the development of the Jet Press FP790.
The two organisations have collaborated to undertake a series of post-press tests involving Henkel’s solvent-free laminating adhesives, to ensure compatibility with the Jet Press FP790 ink as well as verify adhesion properties and lamination performance in post-press production, to guarantee the highest quality output.
Given the excellent results and positive outcomes from these rigorous test applications, Henkel’s solvent-free laminating adhesives will become Fujifilm’s recommended solution in combination with its Jet Press FP790 digital flexible packaging press.
Commenting on the partnership, Manuel Schrutt, Head of Packaging, Fujifilm Graphic Communications EMEA says, “With the challenging demands of the flexible packaging market, particularly the short turnaround times and regulatory requirements, we wanted customers of our Jet Press FP790 to be in the best possible position to maximise the production opportunities from day one.”
Working with such a renowned global brand as Henkel, and having access to its market leading laminating adhesives and the support of its technical team, has enabled us to undertake thorough post-press testing of flexible packages produced by the Jet Press FP790. As a result, future users of our new digital packaging solution can rest assured that when using Henkel’s solvent-free laminating adhesives, press compatibility, optimum bond strength and lamination properties will be guaranteed for a wide range of flexible packaging applications.”
Stefan Gloetzel, Senior Business Development Manager, Packaging Adhesives at Henkel Adhesive Technologies has also been delighted with the outcome of the partnership. He says, “It is always gratifying to work with like-minded organisations that are committed to delivering the best possible solutions for their customers. We have been extremely impressed with the test results which demonstrated that the solvent-free laminating adhesives, including grades from our RE range, perform seamlessly with the quality print output from Fujifilm’s FP790 digital packaging press.”
Adds Stefan, “In addition, our RE range is designed for recycling, therefore helping package printers to create sustainable flexible packaging solutions that go beyond their primary functionalities.”
Commercially available later this year, Fujifilm’s Jet Press FP790 digital inkjet flexible packaging solution features an environmentally friendly design incorporating water-based inkjet print technologies capable of delivering high production output for mainstream applications. It offers high quality 1200 x 1200 dpi image reproduction, can reproduce more than 90% of the PANTONE colour gamut, and features two dedicated white inkjet channels for high white opacity.
Fujifilm’s new Jet Press FP790 digital flexible packaging solution, together with examples of post-press lamination solutions using Henkel’s solvent-free laminating adhesives range, will be featured on Fujifilm’s stand at Interpack 2023 (Hall 8a, Stand F65).