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Sun Chemical Introduces Synergy™ UV Products

Published on 2007-08-10. Author : SpecialChem

Northlake, IL -- Sun Chemical, the world's foremost manufacturer of inks and organic pigments, announced the launch of Synergy™, the first product offering that combines new UV ink, coating, press conditioner, wash and fountain solution chemistries all formulated to simplify UV printing. Synergy is the only "system solution" designed for UV printing applications.

"The Synergy concept consists of products that are carefully matched chemically to provide unmatched UV press performance, productivity and promote ease of use." said Jim Bishop, UV product manager. Synergy products are specially formulated to speed make-ready, simplify ink and water balance settings and reduce start-up waste.

Sun Chemical will offer Synergy inks for sheetfed, web, high gloss and plastic applications. Based upon a new resin chemistry that is 100% UV based, these inks can also run on hybrid presses when UV approved hybrid rollers are used.

According to Bishop, Synergy inks offer a number of advantages:

  • Synergy sheetfed and web inks provide excellent lithographic performance at high press speeds

  • The high gloss series does not require UV coating

  • The plastic series offers unmatched adhesion on a wide variety of plastics for display and card applications. A three-year outdoor fade-resistant set is available

  • Synergy plastic inks allow printers to set up jobs using paper, which simplifies make-ready and helps reduce the high start-up costs associated with plastic printing

Additionally, Sun Chemical will introduce a new line of Synergy UV plastic coatings, which are specifically formulated to work well with any UV plastic ink, but offer unmatched performance when used in combination with other Synergy products.

Sun Chemical's pressroom supplies division, Rycoline, worked closely with Sun's energy curables ink team to develop two new Synergy fountain solutions for UV applications. These new fountain solutions help improve the lithographic performance of any UV ink, but are designed specifically to perform best when used with Synergy inks. The new fountain solutions enhance cure speed , help reduce waste and address fountain solution tank contamination issues Rycoline will also introduce a new high performance UV wash to accent the entire Synergy line.

Sun Chemical will also offer a Synergy UV press conditioner to help ensure that new press rollers are properly conditioned before use. This enables more efficient start-ups when new rollers are used or during transitions from conventional ink to UV on hybrid presses.

About Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical, the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments, is a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales over $3 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 in the U.S. and Sun Chemical Limited in England are subsidiaries of Sun Chemical Group B.V., the Netherlands. Sun Chemical has headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A.; Slough, England; and Weesp, the Netherlands.

Source: Sun Chemical Corporation

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