WESSCO – UV Overprint Varnishes

WESSCO® UV Coatings – striking effects for packaging

WESSCO® UV coatings are versatile. Not only do they look good, they also feel good. Make the special effects work for you to gain more attention.

The requirements for a packaging depend on who is using it when and what for. Customers and Brand owners as well manufacturers place importance on different factors in choosing a packaging for their product. On the one hand profitability, processing, rate of production, aesthetics, consistency, and conforming to food standards is of great importance. On the other hand, consumers are looking for functionality, eco-friendliness, as well as haptical and optical aesthetics in packaging.

Our WESSCO® UV coatings are versatile in use and show interesting effects. By using our POLAR coatings for example, you can gain metallic highlights; our rainbow products make the colors of the rainbow shine and a variety of silver-effects are possible. At the same time our UV and LM UV coating offer eco-friendly protection to the packaging.

WESSCO® coatings also offer many options with regards to haptic. Raised coatings appeal to the sense of touch of consumers as soon as they take a product into their hands.

We continuously refine our coatings. To do this, we are closely cooperating with our partners, suppliers and customers. We are placing great value on quality and continuous enhancement of our products. Our developers generated the EPPI® photoinitiator for our WESSCO® Low Migration (LM) coatings, thus creating coatings specifically for food packaging. WESSCO® LM coatings with EPPI® technology are solvent free and UV curing. They finish paper, cardboard and plastic foil for sensitive packaging.

In development and manufacturing we are using only meticulously selected and inspected raw materials of the highest quality. It is imperative to comply with legal regulations and guidelines. In addition, ACTEGA Schmid Rhyner AG is certified by QS ZÜRICH AG for “Good Manufacturing Practice” (GMP).


  • Gravure, flexo or offset printing 
  • Foil and cardboard substrates 
  • Webfed: Shrink Sleeve, tubes, labels and flexible packaging
  • Sheetfed: publications and packaging 


  • Suitable for high speed production 
  • Bright glossy effects
  • Great slippage
  • High scratch resistency
  • How odour