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Global Reach Extending Across Africa

Johannesburg-cityscapeKao Print serves thriving and growing economies across Africa. Our global distribution systems enable us to serve major commerce hubs, including:

  • Morocco
  • Kenya
  • Ghana
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Rwanda
  • Ethiopia

Industries We Support

Our customers benefit from our wide portfolio of inks for all major inkjet technologies and formulations. Because we work with so many different industries, we can share valuable insights and best practices that help companies achieve better results.

Inkjet Inks for African Industries

  • Automotive Suppliers
  • Food and Beverages
  • Packaging
  • Cosmetic
  • Textiles and Apparel
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • And More!

Applications for Industrial Inks

powdered pigment for kao collins inkjet inkKao Print chemists develop innovative inkjet ink solutions for many industrial applications.

As in many markets, food packaging dominates the use of industrial inkjet inks.

Common Printing Applications in Africa

  • Packaging fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)
  • Marking and Coding
  • Flexible Pouches
  • Glass Bottles
  • Metal Containers
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Publishing
  • Signage

Compliance and Safety

Kao Print embraces sustainability. We always have.

Our team understands the urgent need for responsible management of our planet and community resources. We create solutions that help businesses in Africa meet the demands of consumers and stringent regulations.

earth on infinite icon representing circular economyAs we always have, we respond with products and solutions that support environmental and social sustainability.

  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Minimise the carbon footprint of transportation and materials
  • Formulate inks for new high-efficiency printing equipment
  • Reduce ink and water consumption
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Prioritise the use of renewable materials for ink development
  • Recycle, reuse, or dispose of unavoidable waste responsibly
  • Support occupational health, safety, and environmental policy

Companies looking to “go green” will find many of our inks meet their goals for sustainability and environmental impact. We perform rigorous testing to ensure various ink solutions meet stringent food-packaging compliance or other ratings, including:

  • Nestle and Swiss ordinances
  • Class 3 rating (out of 4) from TUV Austria on Bio-based composition

We Support Various Inkjet Technologies

We evaluate production alternatives and leverage the latest industrial printing technologies, trends, and opportunities to address the ever-changing landscape of industry demand and regulatory requirements. We manufacture inks for thermal, piezo, and continuous inkjet systems.

  • Water-based Inks
  • Solvent-based Inks
  • Energy-curable Inks (LED, UV, Electron beam)
  • Eco-friendly Inks
  • Security Inks
  • Textile Inks

Featured Inkjet Inks

SIGMA for HP NEXXO for Funai Clear UV Curable MOF Bio-Based
  • 12-hour Decap
  • 24-Month Shelf Life
  • Rich Black
  • 10mm Throw Distance
  • Prints on Curves
  • High Legibility
  • Security Properties
  • Flexible
  • Rapid Curing
  • Mineral Oil Free
  • Compostable
  • TÜV Certified