Merck is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical, life Science and performance material sectors. Merck generated total revenues of € 12.8 billion in 2015.
Around 50,000 Merck employees work in 66 countries to improve the quality of life for patients, to further the success of customers and to help meet global challenges.
Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company – since 1668, the company has stood for innovation, business success and responsible entrepreneurship. Holding an approximately 70 percent interest, the founding family remains the majority owner of the company to this day. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany is holding the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are Canada and the United States, where the company is known as EMD Performance Materials.
Striking 3D effects - not only for printing but also for plastic packaging!
Simple plastic parts suddenly have relieved impressions, becoming vivid and multi-dimensional. The resulting plastic parts have rich, evident depth, 3D contours, and a shape that boosts perception in an instant.
Any color, even white, is plotted on electronic displays by red, green and blue pinpoints of light. Our Spectraval™ pigments now transfer the additive color mixing technology into printing – and pave the way to unseen brilliance.
We managed to produce some real-life packaging examples, that we are proud to present at the Show. They indeed demonstrate the massive enhancement of the whole packaging, even RGB is applied solely on small areas.
For the converters we designed a useful tool, that indepth explains the functionality of Spectraval pigments. Our RGB-Color Compendium will be of great help in the pre-press, and supports gravure printers to become familiar with this exciting technique.
Process for RGB printing developed by Merck KGaA Darmstadt (Germany) in cooperation with Lorenz Boegli of Atelier für Siebdruck, Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier (CH).
Merck has developed the 3D Evolution process for printing three-dimensional effects on standard materials using conventional machines.
Miraval® 5450 Cosmic Bronze - A new addition to the Miraval Product range that features:
• Powerful bronze shade with covering effect
• Unique styling possibilities
• Excellent value in use
• High brilliance and gloss
• High impact – even with small pigment concentrations
• Complies with food packaging regulations
Miraval® 5430 Cosmic Gold is the first of an exciting new generation of effect pigments based on calcium aluminum borosilicate, which gives print products and plastics particular extravagance.
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