Itasca, Illinois and Zurich Switzerland–ICP Industrial Inc, a division of Innovative Chemical Products (ICP) and HeiQ have signed an agreement granting ICP Industrial worldwide exclusivity for the HeiQ Viroblock Technology. Water based and energy cure coating applications will include but not limited to commercial printing, film laminates, packaging including food, beverage, flexible and pharmaceuticals. ICP Industrial will bring HeiQ Viroblock technology, the world’s leading antiviral/antibacterial technology to the graphic arts market further expanding ICP’s innovative portfolio of products.
ICP Industrial and HeiQ have signed a 5 year worldwide agreement that grants ICP Industrial exclusive rights to implement the HeiQ Viroblock technology in thin film coatings for printing and coating processes. An integral part of the agreement was to enter and intensify a collaborative R&D partnership between the two companies. ICP will offer the HeiQ Viroblock technology with brand trademark licensing to all ICP Industrial’s world-wide downstream customers which manufacture packaging products for some of the world’s largest consumer brands. This will enable brand owners to market products in antimicrobial packaging. In addition to packaging sectors, ICP customers can utilize the HeiQ Viroblock Technology in other high touch printed and coated surfaces including laminate films.