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DRUPA 2024

Innovations &

Discover a New Era

We’ll introduce you to our strong commitment to sustainability, safe packaging, and advanced equipment.


Safe Inks, Secure Future

Gone Forever
We’re at the forefront of eliminating PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) from food packaging. These “forever chemicals” pose health risks and don’t break down in the environment.

Being Prepared
Safety is a top priority at Kao Collins. Our approach to ink formulation is forward-focused, ensuring that potential risks are addressed long before they become mandatory compliance requirements.

Our PFAS-Free, Non-CMR Inks

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From Cardboard to Clothing

We offer water-based pigment, dye, and combination inks for porous substrates. These inks are cost-effective and environmentally conscious.

  • Pitch Black
  • Reliable H
  • EcoMax
  • EcoFast
  • Endurance

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A Revolution for Sustainable Printing

Experience Kao’s latest innovation: A de-inking solution that uses thermo switch polymer technology to reverse an ink’s adhesive properties so you can effortlessly wash it away, leaving substrates in pristine condition for re-use.

Where to See Our Demonstration

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Upgrade Your Business

Speed and precision combine in the Kao Collins X-BAR print module for fast inline printing at high resolution for accurate and efficient nonstop printing.

  • Accelerated ROI
  • Reduced downtime
  • Higher dpi
  • Minimal ink and paper waste
  • Uses standard or custom water-based inks

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The Mastermind of Production Success

Get your hands on the Kao Collins Universal Controller. See how it can solve multiple headaches.

Pain Relief

  • No need for multiple controllers
  • Licensing fees (there are none)
  • Easy maintenance and upgrades
  • Future-ready
  • Document sync
  • Familiar GUI

Conquer Printing with Power and Performance

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Innovation for Flexible Packaging

Kao is developing CMYK+W inks for printing flexible PET and OPP packaging and labels.

  • Eco Friendly
  • Even wetting
  • Less ink consumption
  • No cracking or peeling
  • Vibrant colors

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Problem Curing Solutions

Our Ultra UV and TESLA LED inks are committed to exceptional performance and environmental responsibility.


  • Superior wetting for reduced ink consumption
  • Vibrant colors with CMYKLcLmW ink sets
  • Chemical and abrasion resistance
  • No VOCs

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Let’s start a conversation at Drupa about the printing challenges you need to solve. Connect with our chemists about custom solutions. Overcome printing obstacles with customized ink formulations.

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Our Team at DRUPA

You may have spoken with them on the phone, corresponded by email or connected at other shows. They’re ready to help at DRUPA.

Stephen Buchanan Stephen Buchanan
Business Development Manager
Juan Carlos Fernández Juan Carlos Fernández
Antonio Campos Antonio Campos
Daniel Boronat Daniel Boronat
Inkjet Business Field Manager
Satoshi Kunii Satoshi Kunii
Yuta Matsumoto Yuta Matsumoto
Senior Manager
Bastian Perritaz Bastien Perritaz
Senior Research Scientist
Ozaki Yuuki Ozaki Yuuki
Inkjet R&D
Tsuyoshi Egawa Tsuyoshi Egawa
Inkjet R&D Manager
Shimpei Nighimura Shinpei Nishimura
R&D Technical Leader
Yuta Mizushima Yuta Mizushima
Business Development Manager
Katsuyuki Kozake Katsuyuki Kozake
Executive Vice President
Brigette Wyatt Brigette Wyatt
Business Development Manager
Daniel Sandker Daniel Sandker
R&D Project Leader
Marc Granero Marc Granero
Inkjet Sales Manager
Simone Wieczorek Simone Wieczorek
Global Inkjet Project Manager
Kevin Bold Kevin Bold
Application Sales Technician
Gen Yasaki Gen Yasaki
Chief Operations Officer
Dori Perez Dori Perez
Sales Controlling Manager
Maria D. Gutiérrez Maria D. Gutiérrez
Communication & Board Assistant
Lawrence Gamblin Lawrence Gamblin
Chris Rogers Chris Rogers
Vice President – Sales, Marketing, Customer Service
Francois Aguilar Francois Aguilar
Chief Commercial Officer

Revolutionizing Label Printing: The Power of X-BAR Technology

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How Kao Collins Supports Sustainable Industrial Inkjet Printing in the EU

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X-BAR Ensures Longevity for Kodak Versamark Printing Systems

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Sustainable Packaging Regulations Coming For Cosmetics and Beauty Brands in 2024

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X-BAR Print Module Elevates Direct Mail Production

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Choosing the Right Ink for Direct Metal Printing

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Talk to an Expert

Our chemists and engineers, with experience across industries, partner with you to create optimum solutions.

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