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Sun Chemical at Labelexpo’15: to Launch Inks & Ink Dispenser for Packaging Market

Published on 2015-07-01. Author : SpecialChem

WEXHAM SPRINGS, UK -- Sun Chemical will present its latest innovations and new product launches for the label, narrow web and packaging market on its stand 5E45 at Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels, Belgium, 29 September – 2 October 2015.

Focusing on the theme ‘From Concept to Consumer’, Sun Chemical will demonstrate its commitment to innovation as a global solutions provider, by taking visitors to its stand on a journey through its full-capability product portfolio. This spans the entire packaging and labelling workflow – from initial package design concept to prepress, coatings, inks and consumables, brand integrity and compliant packaging solutions, through conversion and beyond to final point of sale.

On show for the first time at Labelexpo 2015 will be a new, fully compliant SolarFlex UV Flexo opaque white ink for food packaging applications. Also making an introduction will be Polare a new innovative, versatile and cost effective ink dispenser range designed to optimize the dispensing of lower volume spot inks. Sun Chemical will also be showcasing a host of specialist inkjet inks, its latest capabilities in UV LED-curing, special effects and coatings, an extensive range of brand protection and color management solutions as well as its offering for late stage differentiation.

On-stand highlights will include:

Compliant Packaging Solutions

Central to its extensive array of compliant packaging solutions for food and pharmaceutical packaging applications will be the launch of the SolarFlex UV Flexo opaque white ink. Representing an extension to the highly successful SolarFlex Neutron White ink launched at Labelexpo in 2013, this latest addition offers excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates.

Polare Dispenser

At this year’s exhibition, Sun Chemical will introduce Polare, its new ink dispenser for the label and narrow web market. Developed in partnership with Inkmaker to meet the requirements for lower volume consumption, this unique and compact dispensing solution has 20 printheads configured for both low and high viscosity inks, which has been designed to deliver the exact amount of ink required, minimizing waste and maximizing overall production output.

Digital

Sun Chemical’s digital inkjet division, SunJet, will be on the stand highlighting its latest capabilities and expertise in UV curing inks which provide optimum image quality and reliability on a wide range of substrates. Demonstrating its understanding and expertise of food safety regulations, SunJet will also present its range of compliant inkjet solutions for printing onto the non- contact side of primary and secondary food packaging applications.

Brand Protection

Central to the Sun Chemical offering at Labelexpo 2015 will be its wide selection of anti-counterfeiting solutions, including its array of covert and overt inks, SunShift, SunGuard and SunLock, offering brand owners and label producers enhanced product security.

Color Management

Sun Chemical will highlight the SunColorBox, its set of applications and services to implement a digitally color managed workflow. SunColorBox is aimed at supporting packaging converters to produce brand colors consistently anywhere in the world, within a fully optimized digital process, achieving speed and cost efficiency.

Tools in the SunColorBox include: Colour audit, to rationalise and digitise a converter colour palette; SunDigiProof for onsite, on-demand color accurate proofs; SunDigiGuide, a color standards book; SunMatch, for full digital color communication between ink supply and customer networks and PantoneLIVE, the cloud-based solution that enables the universal Pantone color language to be accurately communicated across the entire packaging workflow, from design concept to retail store shelves.

Special Effects

Complementing its comprehensive product line-up at Labelexpo, Sun Chemical will present a wide range of special effect inks and coatings for label applications, including its portfolio of compliant UV flexo inks.

Late Stage Differentiation

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

Comments Jonathan Sexton, Sales and Marketing Director Narrow Web and Screen, at Sun Chemical Europe, “By taking visitors to our stand on a complete journey of our product offering at Labelexpo, label producers and brand owners will clearly see how our extensive portfolio offers carefully developed products and solutions that address a range of challenges, while delivering a host of benefits throughout the ‘Concept to Consumer’ product lifecycle.”

He continues, “We’re showing our full capabilities across the production workflow, highlighting that Sun Chemical can help with every stage of label development, whether it’s compliant inks, brand protection or color management, we are the ink solutions provider.”

About Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is one of the world’s largest producers of printing inks and pigments and one of the leading providers 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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