Many printers want to improve efficiency and cut down on energy costs by exploring the option of switching from mercury lamps to LED curing lamps. After all, LED lamps are extraordinarily energy efficient. In this podcast, Derrick Hemmings, Sun Chemical Product Manager of Energy Curable Products Flexo North America, describes how Sun Chemical’s new SolarWave™ UV LED flexo inks meet the needs of an evolving marketplace where printers are transitioning to LED by delivering the needed low-odor and migration-compliance required for food packaging while curing at high speeds with excellent press performance and print quality. For further information, visit https://www.sunchemical.com/sunwave/
In an effort to boost production and pressroom efficiency, many flexo printers are increasingly turning to higher processing and curing speeds of adhesives. Unfortunately, this trend has also led to more instances of a defect between the solventless adhesive and the ink, known as smearing. During this podcast, we will talk about the challenges that have arisen because of smearing and learn about a new solution from Sun Chemical that helps to solve this issue.
Speaker: Jim Felsberg, Field Marketing Manager, Sun Chemical. Felsberg has worked with Sun Chemical for 31 years. Now as a field marketing manager at Sun Chemical, he is responsible for a variety of high-speed flexo lamination and surface solvent-based systems at Sun Chemical.
Scrutiny has been intense for food packaging converters who use energy curable presses. Their customers want the packaging to pop off the shelf, protect their product, extend shelf life and more. At the same time, printers have to comply with the strictest global standards in the marketplace, including Nestlé food packaging requirements and Swiss Ordinance chemical composition requirements. They also have to consider strict labeling laws like California’s Proposition 65.
During this podcast, we will discuss some of the concerns in the marketplace about using energy curable ink solutions for food safe packaging and learn how Sun Chemical’s new portfolio of energy curable inks can help printers feel confident in being compliant with all safe food packaging.
Speaker: Jim Bishop, Field Product Manager, UV, EB & Conventional Packaging Inks, Sun Chemical. In his 35-year career with Sun Chemical, Jim Bishop has worked his way from third shift quality control to R&D Supervisor and has spent the last 30 years in product management. Jim currently works as a field product manager for UV, EB and conventional packaging inks. In this role, Jim plays a key role in the driving strategic direction for Sun Chemical’s North American Energy Curable products.
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.