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Sun Chemical Highlights Commitment to Labels and Narrow Web Market with New Products at Labelexpo Europe 2015

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – This week at Labelexpo Europe 2015, Sun Chemical is showcasing its latest innovations and launching a series of new ink solutions for the label and narrow web market on its stand #5E45.  

Designed to guide packaging printers and label printers on their journey from Concept to Consumer, Sun Chemical is using its presence at the show to demonstrate its world leading position in product development and showcase its next generation solutions that span the entire packaging and labeling workflow.  From initial design concept, to prepress, coatings, inks and consumables, brand integrity and compliant solutions, conversion through to final point of sale.

New innovations and product launch highlights include:

  • The new fully compliant Rayoflex Electron White for food packaging applications. 
  • The SolarFlex Slalom White, a UV flexo sleeve white for efficient shrink sleeving
  • The new SolarScreen® MRL range of ultra-matt screen inks for flatbed presses and slower-speed rotary screen presses
  • The Polare ink dispensing solution optimized for label and narrow web production
  • New UV LED capabilities for flexo, screen and digital
  • SunColorBox for maximized digital color workflow management

Compliant Packaging Solutions

Showing for the first time is the new Rayoflex Electron White, a fully compliant UV flexo ‘first-down’ opaque white ink intended for the printing of labels, flexible packaging and sleeves for printers who require a low migration solution. The ink has excellent adhesion to a wide range of filmic substrates with high opacity and printability providing a scratch and scuff resistant finish, making it particularly suited to food and pharmaceutical packaging applications. 

SolarFlex Slalom White

Making its debut to the market at Labelexpo 2015 is the SolarFlex Slalom white ink, a reverse printed, high opacity last-down UV flexo white for shrink sleeves. It has been designed to provide an excellent stable slip under a wide range of printing conditions and substrates, intended for use on shrink sleeves as well as applications where a reverse printed last-down white is required such as wrap around labels.

SolarScreen MRL

Also launching at Labelexpo 2015 is SolarScreen MRL, a new range of matt screen inks intended for the printing of labels, tags, sleeves, tickets and other applications where a flexible, ultra-matt finish where good receptivity is required.  Designed for use on flatbed presses and slower-speed rotary screen presses, the new SolarScreen MRL inks delivers a velvety matt finish in a range of colors from dense black to opaque white, and offers good lay-flat properties and excellent receptivity to hot foil stamping. The new range also provides good adhesion to all the most commonly used label stocks, including paper, top-coated polyethylene and polypropylene, PVC, Corona discharge treated polyethylene, polypropylene ad PET.

Polare Dispenser

Sun Chemical is introducing Polare, its new ink dispenser designed specifically for the label and narrow web market.  Developed in partnership with Inkmaker to meet the requirements for lower volume consumption, the dispensing system has been designed to deliver the exact amount of ink required, minimizing waste and maximizing overall production output. The modular system allows dispensing of both flexo and offset inks from the same dispensing head.   


SunJet, the digital inkjet division of Sun Chemical is showcasing its latest capabilities in UV curing inks with its award winning Etijet range for narrow web and labels and Amphora inks for general packaging applications.

Brand Protection

Visitors to the stand will see a wide selection of anti-counterfeiting solutions, including its array of covert and overt inks, SunShift, SunGuard and SunLock, offering brand owners and label producers enhanced product security. 

UV LED Curing

Demonstrating its commitment to innovation and new product development, Sun Chemical is also showcasing its range of UV LED curing inks, including a new developmental range of food packaging compliant UV LED flexo inks, which has been developed in conjunction with industry partners.

Color Management

Sun Chemical is introducing its new SunColorBox. Comprising a set of applications and services to implement a digitally color managed workflow, the SunColorbox is aimed at supporting packaging converters to produce brand colors consistently anywhere in the world, within a fully optimized digital process, while achieving speed and cost efficiency. 

Special Effects

Complementing its comprehensive product line-up at Labelexpo, is the company’s wide range of special effect inks and coatings under the SunInspire brand to add an extra dimension and sensory look and feel. New additions include the SolarScreen® MRL range, for highly matt label applications.

Late Stage Differentiation

SunLase™, Sun Chemical’s laser marking coating solution will also be present, showing its capabilities for adding information to both secondary and primary packaging for practical supply chain purposes or as a late stage pack differentiator.

Jonathan Sexton, Sales and Marketing Director Narrow Web and Screen, at Sun Chemical Europe, comments: “As the label and narrow web market continues to thrive, competition will inevitably increase. At Sun Chemical therefore, we are constantly looking at ways to progress the development of our inks, coatings and solutions to meet the increasing needs of the packaging printers and converters, enabling them to take advantage of these latest innovations to give them that all important competitive edge.” 

He continues, “On our stand at Labelexpo, we offer one of the widest ranges of capabilities across the production workflow, clearly demonstrating that Sun Chemical is the ink partner that can help at every stage of label and flexible packaging development.”

Sun Chemical’s extensive line-up of ground breaking solutions for the label and narrow web market will be complemented by a unique presentation of ‘True Colors’- in the form of its own resident in-house band, which will be performing after show hours from 6 p.m. exclusively on the Sun Chemical stand. 

For more information on Sun Chemical, visit stand #5E45 at Labelexpo Europe 2015 or go towww.sunchemical.com/labelexpo.


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