Sun Chemical will showcase a range of packaging options designed to help brand owners and their converting partners during PACK EXPO 2018, set for Oct. 14-17 in Chicago.
“For 200 years, Sun Chemical has provided its customers with innovative solutions that help them accomplish a variety of goals,” said Tony Renzi, vice president of packaging, North American inks, Sun Chemical. “That legacy remains at the forefront of everything we do. Our latest solutions for the packaging market help customers achieve their goals in shelf standout, sustainability, lightweighting, extended shelf life, compliance, color consistency, anti-counterfeiting and more.” 
New UV Ink Systems for Food Packaging, Luxury Folding Carton Applications
Visitors to Booth 8856 can learn about Sun Chemical’s SunCure Accuflex UV, a new UV ink system for primary and secondary food packaging that is not manufactured with Bisphenol A (BPA)-based materials and meets low migration specifications. Compliant with the strictest global standards in the marketplace, SunCure Accuflex UV flexo inks meet the latest photoinitiator safe packaging guidelines and provide low odor and residual extractables characteristics while maintaining the highest standards of pressroom performance. 
Also on display will be SunCure Aspire UV, a new UV offset ink system developed to make sophisticated graphics look vibrant on high-end luxury folding cartons while providing the longer-term shelf appeal brand owners require. Formulated to exhibit immense color transparency to create vivid graphic effects on metallized, lenticular and holographic board stocks, SunCure Aspire UV is perfect for pharmaceutical, perfume, liquor, cosmetic and POP applications.
Sun Chemical’s newest UV and EB inks will be the focus of a presentation given by Jim Bishop, field marketing manager, titled “Simplifying the Use of Inks and Coatings for Safe Packaging Applications.” The presentation will take place Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at the show’s Innovation Stage.
Sustainable, Renewable and Compostable Eco-Friendly Inks and Coatings 
Sun Chemical will highlight a new portfolio of eco-friendly inks and coatings that are formulated with significantly higher levels of bio-renewable resin content compared to other previous market offerings. The SunSpectro SolvaGreen flexographic and gravure solvent-based inks feature naturally derived resins and additives and are meant for surface printing on biodegradable films.
SunVisto AquaGreen water-based inks are formulated with high levels of bio-renewable sourced resins and deliver the required critical performance attributes needed across a range of paper packaging applications.
Coatings that Make Packaging Pop, Enable Lightweighting and Extended Shelf Life
SunInspire specialty inks and coatings can add visual magic, from metallic inks to fluorescents and phosphorescents, glitter effects, pearlescents and frosted effects. SunInspire tactile coatings, ranging from coarse and gritty to soft and smooth, appeal to the sense of touch. Sun Chemical’s award-winning “Innovation Guide,” which features these coatings, will be on display.
Sun Chemical will also highlight its SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings. In addition to extending product shelf life, SunBar (Aerobloc) barrier coatings enable the lightweighting of packaging by removing polymer layers from packaging, as well as offering improved laminate flexibility. SunBar (Aerobloc) coatings are cost-effective, compostable and press-ready, allowing for lighter-weight packaging, a reduced carbon footprint and easy application with few changes to current equipment. Through its partnership with acpo, ltd., SunBar (Aerobloc) pre-coated films are readily available for converters.
Tapping into a Global Digital Color Management Workflow for Color Consistency
Booth visitors can learn how Sun Chemical can help converters achieve global color consistency. The solution, called SunColorBox, comprises a comprehensive set of applications and services to support converters in producing consistent brand colors within a fully integrated and optimized digital process, from design to press. A part of the SunColorBox toolkit, myColorCloud is a cloud-based solution that utilizes the PantoneLIVE infrastructure to manage converters’ private databases of spot colors and make them available digitally throughout the supply chain and production cycle.
Adhesives Offer Compliance Benefits to Regulatory Migration Standards
Sun Chemical has expanded its adhesives offerings to the flexible packaging market thanks to its partnership with SAPICI S.p.A. Sun Chemical’s new SunLam Monomer Free adhesives push the boundaries of innovation in the manufacture of polyurethane adhesives for flexible packaging. This zero-migration technology is food safe and safe during handling.
Brand Protection Products Ensure Product Authenticity
Thanks to Sun Chemical’s partnership with Document Security Solutions (DSS), a leader in digital anti-counterfeit and authentication technologies, to cross market and sell one another’s high-level anti-counterfeiting products, booth visitors will learn not only about Sun Chemical’s portfolio of brand protection technologies but how DSS how AuthentiGuard can help brand owners, supply chain personnel and consumers to validate product authenticity using a smartphone. Multiple covert taggant-reader systems, special effect inks and smart sensor technology will also be on display.
Organic UV Screen Inks Offer Unique Options for Glass Decorating
Visitors can learn about Sun Chemical’s SunVetro series of organic UV screen inks that allow brand owners to decorate their glass and ceramic packaging with bright, vibrant effects that can liven up the shelf presence. Organic inks, coatings and sprays significantly expand the color gamut versus the FRIT printing process, allowing brand owners to not only produce standout designs directly decorated on the glass, but to do so using real brand colors that meet the current industry regulations regarding heavy metals and VOCs.
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