Premium Exhibitor

Merck KGaA

Frankfurter Str. 250, 64293 Darmstadt


Hall map

drupa 2016 hall map (Hall 12): stand C55

Fairground map

drupa 2016 fairground map: Hall 12


Thomas Kern

Marketing, Vertrieb, Werbung, PR

Frankfurter Str. 250
64293 Darmstadt, Germany



Our range of products

Product categories

  • 04  future technologies
  • 04.12  Research and development

Research and development

  • 05  materials
  • 05.06  Ink, varnish, toner
  • 05.06.060  Additives & concentrates

Additives & concentrates

  • 05  materials
  • 05.06  Ink, varnish, toner
  • 05.06.065  Printing ink pigments and ink pastes

Our products

Product category: Printing ink pigments and ink pastes

Securalic® Reveal and Securalic® Reveal+

Functional and secure: invisible brand protection with Securalic® Reveal

All too often, third parties hope to profit from the success of fine products and brands. Bar codes, holograms and labels used as certificates of authenticity can be easily counterfeited and removed. With the Securalic® Reveal and Securalic® Reveal+ product ranges, Merck offers manufacturers the possibility to effectively protect their high-quality products and put a stop to counterfeiters. The taggants individually selected by the customer are integrated into the material itself during production. They remain invisible in the end product’s plastic or the packaging’s printing ink until a special device equipped with an infrared detector makes them visible.

Drupa attendees can learn about brand protection opportunities with the Securalic® Reveal and Securalic® Reveal+ infrared taggants. In addition, they can experience the new convenient R2 detector, which can distinguish various taggants from the Securalic® Reveal+ range from each other.


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Product category: Printing ink pigments and ink pastes

RGB printing

RGB revolution: technology and effect pigments for innovative products

Merck thinks beyond boundaries and is 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, albeit with a lesser variety of colors than RGB. An innovative technology and the four new SpectravalTM 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. Drupa visitors will witness a world debut as Merck shows sample packaging with RGB printing for the first time. 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.

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Product category: Printing ink pigments and ink pastes

Virtual Embossing 3D (VE3D)

Packaging with a new dimension: Virtual Embossing 3D

The Virtual Embossing 3D (VE3D) effect printing from Merck gives prints new depth, made possible thanks to an innovative printing technology that has been geared to the perfect interplay of effect pigments from Merck. The VE3D print leaves a lasting impression that gives the end product the specific three-dimensional effect and deceives the eyes. The print motif itself appears elevated, but the surface remains completely smooth. Visitors to Drupa can experience this unique 3D effect based on sample packaging with various materials such as paper, cardboard and film.

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About us

Company details

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2015, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, generated sales of € 12.85 billion in 66 countries. Founded in 1668, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

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Company data

Sales volume

> 500 Mio US $

Export content

max. 75%

Number of employees

> 5000



Area of business
  • future technologies
  • materials
  • Sonstiges