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Merck KGaA

Frankfurter Str. 250, 64293 Darmstadt

This company is co-exhibitor of
PrintCity GmbH & Co KG

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Thomas Kern

Marketing Communication Manager
Performance Materials / Pigments & Functional Materials / Decorative

Frankfurter Str. 250
64293 Darmstadt

+49 6151 72-3060


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 07  Services
  • 07.01  Business support
  • 07.01.06  Packaging consulting

Packaging consulting

  • 07  Services
  • 07.01  Business support
  • 07.01.07  Packaging design

Our products

Product category: Packaging design

Spectraval™ Pearl Effect Pigments for RGB printing

Thinking beyond boundaries, we are revolutionizing the color and printing world with materials and innovative technology for RGB  printing, for which a patent application has been filed.

Until now, only self-lighting systems such as displays and screens have been able to show the additive RGB color space, in which the three components of light, red, green and blue, combine to form white. Its variety of colors comes very close to the natural color space. However, printing does not make use of light.

Printing technologies previously had to manage with the subtractive CMYK color space, in which the components cyan, magenta, yellow and key combine at full intensity to form black, although with a lesser variety of colors than RGB.

Our innovative technology and the four new Spectraval™ effect pigments from Merck, in red, green, blue and white, make RGB printing possible. The result is prints that literally capture light, making the printed image appear with extraordinary brilliance and depth.

This new printing technology lends a particularly distinctive, fascinating appearance, not only to packaging of exclusive products, but also to fine shrink sleeves and labels as well as to high-quality brochures, largeformat posters and decorative foils

RGB printing technology. Patent pending.
Process for RGB printing developed by Merck KGaA Darmstadt (Germany) in cooperation with Lorenz Boegli of Atelier für  Siebdruck, Lorenz Boegli, Müntschemier (CH).

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About us

Company details

Merck Performance Materials

Performance Materials comprises Merck’s entire specialty chemicals business. The portfolio includes high-tech performance chemicals for applications in fields such as:

  • Displays
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Lighting Applications
  • Solar & Energy
  • Cosmetics , Food & Pharmaceuticals
  • Coatings
  • Printing & Plastics
Merck has established itself as the global market and technology leader in liquid crystal mixtures. Merck has the broadest product offering in the industry meeting individual customer needs and offering solutions for all display sizes, from smartphones and tablet computers to large-size television screens. Merck´s portfolio also comprises materials that are used in integrated circuits. Furthermore Merck develops and markets a comprehensive product portfolio of decorative effect pigments and functional materials. The effect pigments are primarily used in automotive and industrial coatings, plastics, printing applications, and cosmetics in order to give products a unique shine. 

Merck is extending its leading position in innovation
Customers from the sectors consumer electronics, lighting, printing technology, plastics applications and cosmetics make use of materials and solutions from Merck. Thanks to comprehensive investments in research & development, Merck is constantly extending its leading position as an innovator and reliable partner.

A focus on sustainability
Particularly in light of climate change, high energy prices and current events related to nuclear energy, Merck is focusing on sustainable materials. Merck is active in the growing markets of energy-saving LEDs for lighting, OLEDs for displays and lighting and materials for clean energies. Here the company is working on innovative photovoltaic materials for technologies that enable solar energy to be used efficiently.

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Company data

Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial goods
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)