Sun Chemical will be honored with a Frost & Sullivan Award for its SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings during Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala on Jan. 11, 2017, at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla. 

Frost & Sullivan awards recognize companies, strategies, processes and executives that achieve world-class performance within their industries. Sun Chemical’s SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings were chosen based on the product’s benefit to customers and its impact on the industry.

“This recognition from Frost & Sullivan is another tribute to the amazing work that Sun Chemical’s research and development team puts into developing new products for the market that have a lasting impact on our customers,” said Dr. Philippe Schottland, global director of functional materials technology at Sun Chemical, who will be accepting the award at the gala. “SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings fulfill a need that meets many brand owner requirements from food safety and shelf-life extension to packaging structures lightweighting.”

SunBar (Aerobloc) offers converters cost-effective, durable and sustainable films that support lighter weight packaging trends by creating a homogenous and flexible gas-barrier layer that can be overprinted with inks and laminated to a variety of secondary films. SunBar (Aerobloc) is compostable, and chlorine- and metal-free.

“SunBar (Aerobloc) is a technically advanced next-generation product (that) provides a comprehensive range of features, such as easy handling, flexographic-printing friendly and superior barrier performance to the products,” said Arun Ramesh, industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “The product line of SunBar (Aerobloc) encompasses all the above required attributes that customers look for in their product and provides cost-saving opportunities.”

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