from left to right: Paul Guy - Central Regional Business Manager, and Darren Jones - Business Manager UK, both hubergroup.

The printing-ink manufacturer confirmed its credentials to an international audience as the world’s leading specialist in the printing inks and coating industries.

Kirchheim near Munich/Germany, 16 November 2017 – IPEX 2017 (31/10 – 3/11/2017) proved to be a significant success for hubergroup, strengthening the company’s position as a leading specialist in the development of sustainable inks and coatings for the print, packaging, commercial and news-printing industries.

Over the four days of the show, the family run business with more than 250 years’ experience in the research and development of printing inks enjoyed considerable attention from an international audience with a high number of visitors to their stand shared with the British Coatings Federation.

Darren Jones, Business Manager UK, said, “This show has given us a global platform. We have been delighted with the response. On the first morning we met visitors from Russia, Singapore, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Argentina, Nigeria and Lebanon. The variety of interest was incredible – some asking about our products and the technology, some asking about our sustainability goals and others asking about our outreach to their countries. There was interest also in our Delta E competition for visitors to pinpoint their corporate colour. IPEX 2017 has proved to be a very worthwhile event for us and it was good to be alongside and support the British Coatings Federation.”

hubergroup attended IPEX 2017 primarily to showcase the changes in their business strategy and reinforce their position in the printing inks and colour control markets.

The group has recently brought all of its local companies under one branding. The company now has an impressive global infrastructure of logistics and customer care services worldwide. Customers can buy exactly the same high quality printing inks anywhere in the world distributed from hubergroup’s manufacturing sites in Germany, Italy or India. Besides quality, the hubergroup is also committed to standardisation, safety and sustainability. An important fact about hubergroup is that the company remains independent and family-owned.

The company undergoes regular audits for compliance with the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system, the OHSAS 18001:2007 occupational health and safety management system and the ISO 50001:2011 energy management system. A broad range of its inks and coatings for the offset segment are suitable for making print products that conform to the most popular eco-labels.

For example, the goal of their ‘Cradle to Cradle’ concept announced earlier in the year is to achieve the ecologically perfect product that, once it is no longer in use, is broken down to its individual components or raw materials, which in turn can be put to use in new products – thereby eliminating all waste and conserving valuable raw materials.

All of hubergroup’s sheetfed offset inks are cobalt free as a future proof against upcoming legislation on potentially carcinogenic substances in inks.

About Cradle to Cradle:
In May 2017 hubergroup launched an extensive Cradle to Cradle Bronze-certified sheetfed-offset range of inks.  They are now marketing a new range under the name “hubergroup Eco Offset Inks Premium Plus”. This range of inks boasts Cradle to Cradle Silver status.  It comprises low-migration and low-odour sheetfed offset inks and coatings for conventional offset food packaging printing, as well as inks and coatings suitable for the manufacture of toys.

Press Release: hubergroup