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Sun Chemical to unveil Solaris product line at Labelexpo

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

WATFORD, ENGLAND - July 11, 2005 - Sun Chemical, the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments, has announced plans for the European launch of Solaris, a global product line of inks and coatings formulated to meet the needs of narrow-web printers. Solaris in Europe will be formally unveiled during Labelexpo Europe, in Brussels, from September 21-24, which is the world’s largest gathering of labels, product decoration, web printing and converting. “Sun Chemical recognises the special requirements of narrow-web printers and the growth opportunities for this market,” said David Meldram, Senior Vice President and President, European Inks. “That is why we have organised a specific product line and teams of dedicated experts who will utilise our global resources to meet the local needs of narrow-web printers. Sun Chemical has long been active in this market, but we plan to expand our presence by offering the most complete product line to all types of printers, no matter what their size or location, and backing it with a high level of service and availability.” Jonathan Sexton, Sun Chemical Europe’s Product Manager, Narrow Web Labels, said: “Solaris will offer the best inks and coatings technology available in Sun Chemical from all around the world and will reveal unique and innovative products specifically designed for the narrow web market at Labelexpo. Sun Chemical is now forming regional teams who will sell proven narrow-web products and will offer narrow web printers extensive experience as they consider broader markets in such areas as flexible packaging, folding carton and shrink sleeves. We are proud to announce that we can service anywhere in Europe and deliver exceptional productivity to customers through our innovative total solutions packages.” Sun Chemical can also offer printers total solution packages through its printing consumables divisions, which include Boss Graphics and WebXtras. “The formal launch of Solaris in Europe cements this company’s commitment to the narrow web market,” said Sexton. “Through Solaris, Sun Chemical is creating a focused group that links all the diverse products required in this sector and will provide all product information under one umbrella to customers in Europe, the Americas and other locations.” In the past Sun Chemical has used Onyx as the name for its narrow-web products in the United Kingdom, but will now be known as Solaris. For more information, please visit Sun Chemical at Hall 5, stand E80, at Labelexpo Europe.




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