Sun Chemical presents “Power Of Labels” at Labelexpo

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Under the theme “Power of Labels”, Sun Chemical will showcase and showcase its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for the packaging and narrow web markets, labels and tags to North and South American converters during Labelexpo Americas 2022 from September 13-15 in Rosemont, IL.

“Our commitment to sustainability continues to be a fundamental part of our innovation and product development at Sun Chemical,” said Dennis Sweet, NWTL Vice President, Commercial, Rycoline and Distributors. “We are thrilled to be back at Labelexpo Americas 2022 to showcase our sustainable product offerings and provide an opportunity to reconnect with the narrow web industry.”

Using its “5R” framework (Reuse, Reduce, Renew, Recycle and Redesign) as a guide, Sun Chemical invests significantly in R&D to improve the eco-efficiency and sustainability of packaging that uses its inks, coatings and adhesives to support a circular economy.

Visitors to booth #749 will learn about the many biorenewable, compostable and recyclable products in Sun Chemical’s SunEco portfolio of solutions. Some of them include:

  • SolarFlex CRCL for shrink and non-shrink applications: The SolarFlex CRCL range of inks have been developed for UV flexo applications and allow the removal of ink from PET film without a primer, increasing the recyclability of products that use shrink labels . These inks also feature strong dot reproduction and high press speeds to ensure quality, in addition to meeting increasing industry demands for durability.
  • SolarFlex High Adhesion Technology: The SolarFlex series of UV flexo inks are designed to provide the high adhesion needed without the use of a primer for the most difficult substrates.
  • SunCure Mono-web Coatings: SunCure UV Flexo coatings eliminate the lamination process, saving adhesive, film and processing, while reducing carbon footprint.
  • SunVisto AquaGreen Renewable Ink Series: SunVisto AquaGreen water-based inks are formulated with the highest level of bio-renewable resin content the industry has to offer, delivering a high-quality finish that brand owners should appreciate.
  • MX12 Ink Dispenser Technology: The MX12 Dispenser, an offering of the Sun Chemical Dispenser program, allows printers to mix only what they need while maintaining consistent color matching with no color variations, gaining repeatability and 0.001 lbs. (0.0005 kg) accuracy. This ink delivery technology helps reduce waste, cost and excess ink inventory.
  • SolarWave UV-LED Inks: Converters with energy curing systems can reduce energy consumption by switching from standard mercury vapor lamps to UV LED alternatives. Sun Chemical has developed high quality UV-LED curable inks known as SolarWave, which enable environmental improvements in industrial processes including reduced power consumption and minimized energy costs, lamp life longer and no ozone generation. The inks retain all the performance attributes of conventional UV flexo inks on press and in application. These inks will cure under conventional UV and LED lamps, allowing for a more seamless transition from traditional UV to LED.

Complementing its full line of products, Sun Chemical will showcase its line of specialty SunInspire inks and coatings for label applications, which add extra dimension and appearance to label applications. Sun Chemical’s SunEvo range of digital primers, overprint varnishes and laminating adhesives, along with a complementary line of SunJet inkjet inks, can help label, corrugated, cardboard folding and flexible packaging to unleash the full power of digital printing.

SunColorBox offers a set of tools and services – from site assessments and comprehensive color audits to color matching and validation to hosting digital spot color libraries – that enable digital communication consistent and accurate color and provides color data connectivity across the packaging supply chain. A menu of value-added services, SunColorBox offers every customer – whether printing spot colors, CMYK or extended color gamut – a tool to manage colors with the best efficiency to ensure color consistency. on all substrates and geographical areas. It also allows each client to select the most suitable services based on the size of their business and the investment required. Download the SunColorBox guide to learn more.

Sun Chemical will also showcase SunMotion, a compelling alternative to backlit signage and LCD displays. SunMotion provides brand owners with motion-activated full-color animated light images. Invisible inks are printed on plastic substrates and multiple layers come to life when exposed to UV LED light.

Attendees will hear from Mohammad S. Farahat, Ph.D., Director of R&D, Novel Device Technology at Sun Chemical, who will present a session Wednesday, September 14 at 9:50 a.m. on Special Effects Inks and Coatings during Label Academy Masterclass: Digital Embellishment, a five-hour global training course held during the show.

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