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Sun Chemical Introduces Anti-Fog Coatings For Food Packaging

Press release from the issuing company

NORTHLAKE, IL – April 14, 2003 – Sun Chemical Ink (GPI) will introduce ClearMax, a line of anti-fog coatings designed to control water vapor build-up in food packaging, at the CMM Conference and Exposition 2003 to be held April 14-17 in Chicago, IL. These coatings, available for flexographic and gravure applications, are designed to give the product a fresher look by preventing fogging on polyethylene and polypropylene films used in the packaging. These products comply with FDA regulations for materials used in food packaging. The coatings are ideally suited for use on prepared bagged produce, case-ready meats or other products. “Many foods contain large amounts of moisture, which can condense on the inside of packages,” said Brij Nigam, marketing manager, EC and Aqueous Coatings. “When this happens on the retail shelf, the foods can lose the crisp look that is appealing to shoppers. When Sun Chemical’s anti-fog coatings are applied, those products look fresher for longer times, making them more attractive to buyers.” ClearMax anti-fog coatings are designed to minimize any effect on the film’s heat-sealing properties. However, formulas also have been designed for pattern-applied applications outside the heat-seal areas. Sun Chemical is a leading specialty chemicals company with leadership positions in packaging, publications, coatings, and pigments. It is the world’s largest producer of printing inks and performance pigments. Sun Chemical has over $3 billion in sales, supports customers in countries around the world, serves the industry with 13,000 people, and operates 300 facilities in North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Sun Chemical Group of companies includes such well-known names as GPI, Coates USA, Coates Lorilleux, Usher-Walker, Gibbon, Swale, Hartmann, Kohl & Madden and U.S. Ink. Sun Chemical has headquarters in Fort Lee, N.J.; Watford, England; and Weesp, Netherlands. Sun Chemical Corporation in the U.S. and Sun Chemical Limited in England are subsidiaries of Sun Chemical Group B.V., the Netherlands. For more information about Sun Chemical, please visit our web site at www.sunchemical.com. For information on Sun Chemical North America, visit www.sunchemicalink.com