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Sun Chemical at Labelexpo Europe 2017: Presents UV-LED Flexo Inks and more

Published on 2017-09-26. Author : SpecialChem

Sun Chemical is presenting its latest innovations and new product launches for the narrow web label and packaging markets on stand 5E45, at Labelexpo Europe.

“Brighter Ideas for Labels”

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Sun Chemical at Labelexpo Europe 2017:
Presents UV-LED Flexo Inks and more

Under the theme “Brighter Ideas for Labels”, Sun Chemical is demonstrating its capabilities and commitment to innovation in the label and narrow web markets by taking visitors to its stand on a journey through its full capability portfolio. The five zones on the stand include: Core Product Offerings, Digital, Functional and Effects, Brand Protection and Color Management.

Sun Chemical’s Labelexpo highlights include the launch of SolarFlex® LED, its new range of high performance UV-LED flexo inks for surface printing on flexible films and labels for migration-compliant food packaging.

Visitors to stand 5E45 can also see the new UV flexo technology platform for food and non-food applications, a smartphone authentication system in partnership with Document Security Systems, Sun Chemical’s color management toolkit, SunColorBox, and its range of SunInspire™ special effect inks.

Product Offerings for Narrow Web Labels & Flexible Packaging

Sun Chemical is showcasing its range of new products and solutions for narrow web label, sleeve and flexible packaging covering all print processes.

Sun Chemical is introducing SolarFlex LED, a range of migration-compliant, UV flexo 4-colour process inks, which due to its patented M-Cure® photoinitiators allow for rapid curing, ensuring full cure at high press speeds. The range is fully compliant with regulations for food, pharmaceutical, tobacco and cosmetics packaging.

Stand visitors can also see the launch of Sun Chemical’s UV flexo technology platform for food and non-food applications offering significant productivity advantages over existing systems. Complementing this will be the further extension to its market leading UV flexo white range with the addition of a new fully upgraded sleeve white for high performance sleeve production.

Sun Chemical is showing its new coated films in partnership with acpo, Ltd. a premier coater of flexible films, which use SunBar® Aerobloc oxygen barrier coatings.

For the broader packaging market an upgraded migration-compliant portfolio will be available, including new EB curing inks for flexible packaging and lamination as well as a new compliant UV coatings range.

Also on the stand is Sun Chemical’s laser-marking coating solution SunLase™ that enables the addition of information to both secondary and primary packaging for practical supply chain purposes or as a late-stage pack differentiator.


In this zone, SunJet, the global inkjet team of Sun Chemical, is highlighting the capabilities of its joint development projects with OEM partners, system integrators and printhead manufacturers through the presentation of its latest breakthrough ink chemistries and digital technologies for a broad range of substrates.

Demonstrating its understanding and expertise of food safety regulations, SunJet is also presenting its range of migration-compliant inkjet solutions for printing onto the non-contact side of primary and secondary food packaging applications.

Also being showcased in the digital area is Aquacure™, SunJet’s next-generation functional aqueous inkjet ink. This ground-breaking ink chemistry, which combines the best of water-based and UV curing ink technology, delivers significant performance and production benefits and provides a development platform on which new inks can be introduced to meet the future needs of the expanding label and narrow web sector.

Functional and Effects

In the functional and effects area, Sun Chemical is presenting its range of SunInspire specialty inks and coatings for label applications, which add an extra dimension and look and feel to label applications.

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Source: Sun Chemical
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