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SunJet®'s JetStream® PCU Black UV LED Curing Ink Fit for Use with Xaar Electron Printheads

Published on 2012-03-13. Author : SpecialChem

MIDSOMER NORTON, UK -- SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, in collaboration with Xaar announces the approval of its JetStream® PCU black UV LED curing ink for use with Xaar Electron printheads.

The JetStream® PCU series of inks have been specially formulated to address the needs of coding and marking applications by balancing long nozzle open time, high adhesion profile, remarkably fast touch dry time and exceptional resistance properties on a wide range of substrates. The ink series is available in a wide range of colors.

Xaar's piezoelectric printheads lead the field in high quality printing for a wide range of primary and secondary coding and marking applications. The Xaar Electron is a fast binary printhead that is easy to use, very reliable and delivers the highest level of letter quality print.

UV Curing LED inks deliver the accepted beneficial properties of UV Curing inks with the ease of integration afforded by LED lamp technology. LED lamps have reported benefits over conventional UV lamps, having a longer life than conventional arc lamps and a smaller size, so making them easier to position on production and packaging lines.

Thibaut Bizeul, Product Manager for JetStream® said: "I look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate our products and discuss our collaboration with printhead partners, such as Xaar, which enables us to provide tailored solutions for both the printer makers and end applications. We aim to be the digital ink supplier of choice for coding and marking applications in China."

Duncan Gellatly, Ink Sales manager for Xaar, also commented: "Xaar approved inks have passed Xaar's rigorous test criteria and guarantees a perfect match between SunJet inks and Xaar Electron printheads. Our approval program offers long-term cost benefits to SunJet ink users by ensuring reliable jetting performance and optimum printhead life and quality results."

About Xaar

Xaar is the world's leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet printheads, inks and peripheral equipment to commercial printing and industrial manufacturing markets. Xaar's innovative technology offers OEM customers and licensees commercial advantage through product differentiation, productivity, and faster time-to-market.

About DIC

DIC Corporation (DIC) is one of Japan's most diversified chemical companies and the core of the DIC Group, which comprises approximately 230 subsidiaries and affiliates, including Sun Chemical Corporation in more than 60 countries worldwide. The operations of the DIC Group are divided into four segments: graphic arts; industrial materials; high performance & applied products; and electronics & information materials. Through these operations, the Group supplies an extensive range of essential products to industrial users around the world. A leader in the global markets for printing inks, organic pigments and performance resins, the DIC Group continues to strengthen its international position while contributing to industry and society through its innovative products and technologies.

About the SunJet Division

The SunJet products division is a leading global supplier of high quality ink jet inks for industrial and commercial applications; and offers strong technical capability and industry knowledge by leveraging the market strength of its parent company, Sun Chemical.

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 of more than $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has over 8,000 employees supporting customers around the world.

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

Source: Sun Chemical


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