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Sun Chemical Collaborates with Leader in Deposition Printing

Published on 2008-12-30. Author : SpecialChem

WEXHAM SPRINGS, UK -- Global inks and pigments supplier, Sun Chemical, has agreed a deal with Cambridge-based digital print specialist, Tonejet, to manufacture and supply inks to Tonejet's first customer, leading beverage can manufacturer, Ball Packaging Europe. Sun Chemical is a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets and has been selected by Tonejet for its new product development and unsurpassed technical expertise.

Tonejet's innovative, drop-on-demand digital print engine is currently being introduced into the fabrication process at Ball's production plant in Germany. This cost-effective solution can digitally print directly on to a vast array of materials, in this case on to beverage cans. Sun Chemical manufactures and supplies specialist inks for this unique process. John Law, Managing Director at Sun Chemical commented,"We pride ourselves in delivering ink and pigments of the highest quality and this will compliment the excellence of Tonejet's digital print process.

It is exciting to be a part of this digital revolution which will maximise the impact of the cans that are produced by manufacturers like Ball, making its cans stand out within a demanding marketplace."

Ray Southam, CEO of Tonejet added,"Sun Chemical's expert knowledge of ink manufacture and supply will complement our existing process. By partnering with Sun Chemical we are able to offer our customers the absolute best in ink quality, which combined with our digital print process will give them the ability to create consumer product packaging with a level of detail and personalisation which has never been possible before." of graphic arts and office supplies across Europe."

About Sun Chemical:

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments and a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales over $4 billion, Sun Chemical has over 11,000 employees supporting customers around the world. The Sun Chemical Group of companies includes such established names as Coates, Hartmann, Kohl & Madden, and US Ink.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group B.V., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A.

About Tonejet Limited:

TJL owns, develops, licenses and supplies Tonejet technology, a powerful new digital printing process targeted at commercial and industrial applications, primarily package decoration. TJL works closely with industry leaders in the key target sectors in order to commercialise its technology and bring the benefits of digital printing to the high volume, multi-billion dollar markets where cost, reliability and throughput are critical factors. The company is part of the TTP Group, Europe's leading independent product and technology development and licensing organisation. It is headquartered in Melbourn, near Cambridge, UK.

About Ball Packaging Europe:

Ball Packaging Europe is a leading beverage can maker in Europe with 2,700 employees and 12 production sites in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Poland and Serbia. The company is a subsidiary of Ball Corp., which produces high quality metal and plastic packaging for the beverage, food and household goods industries in North and South America and China. Ball Corp. and it's subsidiaries employ more than 15,000 staff world wide and reported 2007 sales of $7.4 billion U.S.

Source: Sun Chemical

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