Printing technologies and coatings


Today, printing technologies can deposit functional materials onto different substrates (plastics, metal, wood, cardboard, glass and textiles), bringing significant advantages when compared to traditional printing.

The inks, varnishes, lacquers and coatings used in printing and finishing processes can now be utilized to add optical, mechanical and physical properties to substrates and integrate chromium-active, conductive, semiconductor and dielectric functionalities, among others.

In AIMPLAS, we work both to add value to traditional printed products, and to develop new products and materials with advanced properties to be printed or deposited by the main industrial techniques.

What makes us different?

We have cutting-edge machinery for developing technological projects and services

We provide customized assistance to develop new products and materials

We offer specialized training on functional printing

Are you looking to become more competitive?

We can help you to design and develop your product

Our solutions

  • Incorporation of new functionalities in traditional printed products: traceability, monitoring, anti-counterfeiting, etc.
  • Addition of barrier, bactericidal, mechanical and surface properties.
  • Development of smart packaging and labels.
  • Development of active packaging.
  • Development of inks, paints, varnishes and lacquers with new functionalities and improved properties.
  • Development of indicators: time-temperature, freshness, humidity, leakage, etc.
  • Printing and integration of electronic components in plastic materials.
  • Obtaining light and flexible electronic devices: RFID antennas, printed circuits, heating elements, etc.
  • Study and determination of optimal dispersion conditions of additives, fillers and/or nanomaterials in polymer matrices.
  • Technical and economic feasibility studies for the development of new products.
  • Substrate/ink/machine interaction analysis: selection of the most suitable combination of materials and processes for the development of new products.
  • Printing of demonstrators in small batches.
  • Compliance with the legislation applicable to printed products (food contact, waste management, labelling, emissions, etc.).
  • Printed product sustainability: eco-design, biodegradable materials, recyclability, product life cycle analysis and carbon footprint calculation.


  • Laboratory printing equipment for rotogravure, flexography, offset and inkjet printing.
  • Pilot plant printing equipment for rotogravure, flexography and screen printing.
  • Formulation systems for high and low viscosity inks, lacquers and varnishes.
  • Thermal and UV curing systems.

Our projects



Research and development of active varnishes and smart inks for packaging functional printing



Development of oxygen barrier coatings to lighten structures in flexible food packaging



Development of a laminable water-based system for reducing VOCs in the flexible packaging industry

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Susana Otero

Functional Printing
and Coatings