Siegwerk Announces Grand Opening of Ink Lab at Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute 

Clemson and Siegwerk reps cut a ribbon at the new Siwegwerk Ink Lab
(left) Himanshu Rana, Student; Robert Congdon, Assistant Director of the Sonoco Institute; Jarred Carter, BU Head of Flexible Packaging, Siegwerk; Chip Tonkin, Sonoco Institute Director and Chair of Graphic Communications; and Kailey Arnold, Student.

Siegwerk held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony to celebrate the new Siegwerk Ink Lab at Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics on Wednesday, September 4. Faculty, students and industry leaders were present to get the first look at the redesigned lab and also have an opportunity to network with other industry professionals.

The Siegwerk Ink Lab will be a resource at Clemson to build innovative package design through ink technology, enhance capabilities to explore visual appearance and functionality of packaging in terms of inks and coatings, and guide research in energy curable and other ink technologies.

“We are excited about the Siegwerk Ink Lab,” said Jarred Carter, head of flexible packaging. “Over the next five years this lab will provide the faculty and students access to best-in-class ink technology and ink management processes. It was our pleasure to meet the students, along with suppliers and staff to celebrate the commitment we have made to the Sonoco Institute.”

“As Siegwerk’s motto goes – Ink, Heart and Soul – the ink lab sits at the heart of everything that we do at the Sonoco Institute,” said Chip Tonkin, director of the Sonoco Institute and chair of graphic communications. “The new Siegwerk Ink Lab will enhance the Sonoco Institute’s capability to conduct industry print trials and perform flexographic research, as we continue to partner with outstanding companies like Siegwerk.”

About Siegwerk 

Ink, Heart & Soul – our company philosophy incorporates what our customers experience every day. We know our business and produce inks and individual solutions in close cooperation with our business partners. We are steeped in tradition, yet practice-oriented and with state-of-the-art technology. With more than 180 years of experience, Siegwerk commands a profound product knowledge and expertise for many printing methods. Our actions are market-driven – or even drive the market, which is proven by our many patents. With currently 4,800 staff in more than 30 country organizations we are able to supply and support every customer anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit

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