In today’s eco-conscious society, businesses and consumers alike strongly care about products that are manufactured using sustainable practices. Brands, suppliers, retailers, printers and consumers all want to claim that they are “green” and doing their part to take care of the planet. The challenge is that consumers are frequently skeptical of “sustainable” or “green” claims and have access to hard data and information right at their fingertips to investigate whether a green claim is true or not.
During this podcast, we will discuss what retailers and brands are doing to meet regulatory and consumer sustainability requirements, define what a “sustainable ink” is and talk about Sun Chemical’s SunVisto® AquaGreen water-based inks, a new series of inks formulated with significantly higher levels of bio-renewable resin content compared to other previous market offerings from Sun Chemical.
Speaker: Jeremy Teachman, Field Marketing Manager, Sun Chemical. In his 15-year career with Sun Chemical, Jeremy Teachman has worked across a wide range of markets and technologies and currently works as a field marketing manager for water-based packaging inks. As a part of the North American inks Packaging Product Management team, Jeremy plays a key role in the development of new product launches for water-based packaging inks.
Brand owners adamantly want harmonization of brand colors across all substrates, applications and geographies to communicate their brand equity to consumers worldwide. Achieving those results, however, is a far more challenging task. Color inaccuracy and inconsistency can be a major cause of delays and bottlenecks in the printing process, and reprinting due to color variation can increase a printer’s cost for a job by 40 to 70 percent due to waste.
During this podcast, we will explore pressroom variables in the expanded color gamut printing process that could cause inconsistency in color and discuss strategies to help printers lock in on color targets to ensure brand color consistency.
Speaker: Jim Felsberg, Field Marketing Manager, Sun Chemical.In his 30-year career with Sun Chemical, Jim Felsberg has made significant scientific achievements in printing ink formulation, manufacturing and application and currently works as a field marketing manager. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jim plays a key role in the development of new product launches for liquid inks.
Cleaning the printing presses and anilox rollers after a print job has always been critically important, but doing so usually also means a decrease in production time and a significant increase of costs. In this podcast, we’ll learn how printers can cut costs and increase production through Sun Chemical’s SunClean V3-25, a new art wash/cleaner that’s designed to remove solvent-based, UV and cross-linked water-based inks from anilox rollers and presses.
Speaker: Doug Gillam, Technical Market Manager of Commercial and Rycoline products, Sun Chemical
Doug Gillam has 21 years of expertise with Sun Chemical and Rycoline and currently works as a technical market manager at Sun Chemical. Based in Northlake, Illinois, Doug plays a key role in the development and growth of pressroom consumables.
Printers and brand owners are always looking for ways to distinguish their products on the store shelves. One way they can do that is through the use of special effects coatings. Specialty coatings can offer a variety of multi-sensory special effects that stand out, including glitter, pearlescent, scented and tactile coatings. In this podcast, we’ll learn how Sun Chemical’s specialty coatings can add value to the finished package and enhance shelf standout.
Speaker: Helen Rallis, Field Product Manager for Coatings, Sun Chemical
Helen Rallis has over 20 years of expertise with flexible packaging coatings and currently works as a field product manager for coatings at Sun Chemical. Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, Helen plays a key role in the development and growth of Sun Chemical’s SunInspire specialty coatings and SunScent aroma coatings products in North America.
Counterfeiting is a growing global problem that can cost brands both a lot of money and their reputations. To protect their brands, companies are increasingly being more proactive in applying anti-counterfeiting technologies to their products, and particularly their packaging. In this podcast, we’ll learn how Sun Chemical, a global ink manufacturer with an integrated brand protection business, uses its expertise in packaging, printing and security to help customers resolve counterfeiting issues on packaging for any multinational brand.
Speaker: Jim Reiman, Director of Brand Protection Sales, Sun Chemical
Jim Reiman has been responsible for growing Sun Chemical’s brand protection business for the past 10 years. Prior to that, Jim spent 25 years at Westvaco Corp. and a short stint at DuPont Authentication Systems. During his tenure, he has held a wide range of positions in paper, packaging, printing and brand integrity. Based in Essex, Conn., Jim manages Sun Chemical’s brand protection business in the Americas.
In this informative podcast, we will talk about Sun Chemical’s new SunVisto Anilox Renew and SunVisto Power Scrub cleaning solution and how it both can effectively scour heavily soiled plates and anilox rollers as well as reduce costs for flexo printers.
Speaker: Dennis Sweet, Vice President of Rycoline, Sun Chemical
Dennis Sweet has been with Sun Chemical for 20 years. During his tenure, he has held positions of Vice President, Regional Manager in Coldset, Vice President Product Management in Heatset and Vice President Product Management in Consumables and Commercial Sheetfed. Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, Dennis has been responsible for Sun Chemical’s consumables division, Rycoline, for the last four years.
In this podcast, we will talk with Bob O’Boyle at Sun Chemical to learn what barrier coatings are and how they benefit the customers of package printers.
Speaker: Robert O’Boyle is a product manager of coatings at Sun Chemical. O’Boyle has been in the industry for 35 years and has been instrumental in developing and advancing nanoparticle technology. Sun Chemical offers unique high oxygen barrier coatings – SunBar – which focus on eliminating a laminated structure.