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Sun Chemical Demonstrates Extensive Label and Narrow Web Offering at Labelexpo 2013

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Sun Chemical will demonstrate its expertise in narrow to mid web labels and packaging on stand 5E80 at Labelexpo 2013.

With its global presence and commitment to the packaging market, Sun Chemical will showcase a host of new and improved products to help brand owners, packaging and labelling converters streamline their businesses.

New products at Labelexpo 2013 include two new UV white inks; SolarFlex Neutron White and SolarFlex Sleeve High Opacity White. SunJet will also show its new range of EtiJetTM ULM low migration inks.

SolarFlex Neutron White

SolarFlex Neutron White is a high opacity UV flexo first-down white ink which has outperformed leading competitive products in terms of opacity, printability and gloss during beta trials. The ink is intended for the printing of labels, tags, sleeves, tickets and other narrow web applications where high opacity and whiteness is required.

SolarFlex Sleeve High Opacity White

The second UV flexo white ink is SolarFlex Sleeve High Opacity White which allows customers to match the opacity of other UV flexo sleeve whites but at a lower filmweight. It is a UV flexo last-down ink intended for reverse printing of shrink sleeves and other impervious substrates where high opacity is required, including wrap-around labels, clear, paper or board substrates and other filmic applications.

For the first time, Sun Chemical will demonstrate PantoneLIVET for the label market; a cloud-based solution that enables the universal Pantone colour language to be accurately communicated across the entire packaging workflow - from design concept to retail store shelves.

PantoneLIVE extends the PANTONE PLUS SERIES Colour Library, mapping critical colour information to packaging-specific substrates. Sun Chemical is the preferred partner for ink supply, and a key contributor to the technology. At Labelexpo, Sun Chemical's team of colour experts will be on stand providing software demonstrations.

Low migration portfolio

At Labelexpo 2013, Sun Chemical will present an extended range of EB and UV low migration inks for flexible packaging including its SunCure UV, SunBeam EB and Solarflex LM high opacity flexo white inks, overprint varnishes, laminating adhesives and metallics. Also on show will be SunJet's EtiJetTM ULM inkjet inks, a low migration UV curing ink range for the digital label market.

As part of the SolarClear Digital family of products, Sun Chemical will showcase the SolarClear Digital UV Low Migration Gloss Coating UVDC2070, which provides a low odour, low migration solution for brand owners and is compliant with the Swiss Ordinance and Nestlé guidance note.

Updated metallic portfolio

High-impact special effects for labels can add new capabilities to label producer's portfolio offering shelf stand out. Sun Chemical will show three new UV flexo ranges from its metallic portfolio, SolarFlex Nova SL Bright and SolarFlex Nova SL Gloss which offer lower viscosity, improved printability, higher coverage and better brilliance. And a set of low migration UV flexo inks for sensitive applications is also available for validation.


Sun Chemical's brand protection division will demonstrate a variety of solutions to help brand owners and label producers with anti-counterfeiting including their wide selection of covert inks.


SunJet, Sun Chemical's global inkjet division will demonstrate an understanding of inkjet and label application needs. On show, will be EtiJetTM inks for general label products as well as a new low migration ink technology: EtiJetTM ULM inkjet. The Low migration UV ink technology is Eupia, Swiss Ordinance and Nestlé compliant.

SunJet will also demonstrate other products from its inkjet range for digital labels and packaging including aqueous inks for paper labels.

HP Indigo partnership

SolarClear® Digital UV Coatings is a range of four UV-curing flexo coatings suitable for printing over HP Indigo ElectroInk® to provide protection, slip control and reflective properties. The coatings have been evaluated and are recommended by HP Indigo for various label applications. The product range includes high gloss, matt, stampable and low migration coatings. Samples of the printed labels and product information will be available on the HP Indigo and Sun Chemical stands.

Jonathan Sexton, European Sales and Marketing Director for Screen and Narrow Web at Sun Chemical, comments: "At this year's Labelexpo 2013 we're showcasing a host of our solutions for the label and narrow web market including a variety of new products. We spend time speaking with label converters as well as brand owners to understand to market to see how we can tailor our products and solutions for them. Our range of UV and low migration inks, special effect inks as well as brand protection solutions, offer the complete solution for labelling needs."

To see Sun Chemical's products and solutions visit stand 5E80 at Labelexpo 2013. For more information on Sun Chemical and it's full product ranges, visit:www.sunchemical.com


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