Drupa 21: OQ Propyls to offer solutions to meet the industry’s current challenges

Attending Drupa 21, OQ will advise its European and international printing and flexible packaging customers on working together to meet current challenges.

OQ Chemicals (formerly Oxea) is reaching out to the print and flexible packaging markets ahead of Drupa 2021 to reaffirm its commitment in guiding the industry on the benefits and efficiencies inherent in its best-in-class propyl blends.

Promoting the key benefits of less solvent, less ink and less waste when choosing OQ Propyls, the company will use the Drupa 21 trade event to explain how Propyls are proven to help printers tackle today’s current challenges as well as the potential to use Propyls as a complete replacement for conventional solvents in rotogravure or flexographic printing processes.

Through research with major printers and ink manufacturers across more than 40 trials on an industrial scale, OQ has demonstrated that propyls-based ink solvents deliver a more stable process, less foam formation, less clogging, less scrap and fewer retardants – in addition to improvements in quality and long-term cost savings.

“By supplying both the polymers used for film substrates and the Propyls solvent system for printing, and with storage hubs strategically located in Europe, Asia and the Americas, we are to able bring more complete packaging and printing solutions to the industry,” says OQ’s Head of Global Marketing, Markus Hoschke.

With processes and storage facilities in place to help alleviate the industry’s concerns over transportation, logistics, supply and localized customer service, OQ is ready to support the flexible packaging industry as it continues to grow at an accelerated rate of 4-5% per annum.

“We want our customers to know that we are listening and are here to help them tackle the challenges of today and the future,” concludes Hoschke.

In addition to the expert team being present virtually to meet with current and future customers through the event’s Matchmaking tool, OQ will also host a special Drupa Web Session on 21 April at 9:20 a.m. The Web Session will focus on how OQ Propyls solvent blends can help printers achieve their goals and how it is a compatible solution to other alcohols in the printing industry.

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Notes for editors

OQ is a globally integrated energy company with roots in Oman. It emerged in late 2019 upon the successful integration of nine legacy companies (which include OXEA), united to form a stronger, more efficient, and consolidated entity. We operate in 17 countries and cover the entire value chain in the energy sector, from exploration and production to marketing and distribution of end-user products. Our fuels and chemicals are sold in over 60 countries worldwide. We also partner with local and international companies in the hydrocarbon sector to increase value for the shareholders and reap greater benefits for the communities.

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