Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have launched its SunLam lamination adhesives range of products to the Latin America market, making it the only supplier in the region that can provide both inks and adhesives to package printers.
The SunLam family of lamination adhesives consists of water-based, solvent-free and solvent-based products designed to meet the needs of all major flexible packaging applications, including lamination, aromatic retort and film/food packages.
Formulated to complement Sun Chemical’s wide range of lamination inks in the most demanding environments and applications, SunLam lamination adhesives delivers superior adhesion, a fast curing combination of adhesive and hardener to reduce the delay between lamination, slitting and shipping, improved resistance to strongly acidic foods and liquids, suitability for use with both flexographic and rotogravure print processes, and high bond strengths even after package sterilization or boiling.
Converters can also use a SunLam lamination adhesive with oxygen barrier properties to lightweight packaging by removing a film layer from the package while still maintaining the protective functionality required to preserve the contents and avoid migration.
“Since DIC manufactures its own polymers used in both inks and adhesives, Sun Chemical is the only global ink supplier that can offer an integrated ink and adhesive system with full control over the chemistry,” says Fernando Tavara, president of Sun Chemical Latin America. “This allows us to better meet the needs of our converter customers who are looking for ways to control costs. By offering both high performance inks and adhesives packaged together from one source, we can simplify the supply chain for our customers. We also are able to provide technical assistance for any printing challenges involving an ink, adhesive or film.”
Sun Chemical has developed local production capabilities and is currently manufacturing SunLam adhesives in Latin America. Inventories of these locally-produced adhesives are available to all customers in all countries in Latin America. Sun Chemical will also offer technical services that will provide expertise in each local region across Latin America.