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Sun Chemical Presents its Polare Ink Dispensing Solution for the Label and Narrow Web Market at Labelexpo 2015

Press release from the issuing company

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – On stand #5E45 at Labelexpo 2015, Sun Chemical will debut its latest Polare ink dispenser which has been adapted specifically for the demands of the label and narrow web market.  Developed in partnership with leading ink dispensing manufacturer Inkmaker S.r.l., Polare is a versatile and fully automated ink dispenser, optimized to deliver the exact amount of ink required, especially for the use of lower volume spot inks.  This minimizes waste and limits inventory while maximizing production and cost efficiencies.

With the capability to cater for low viscosity inks such as water-based or UV flexo, as well as high viscosity UV offset inks directly from their original containers, this unique solution automatically dispenses appropriate inks for the manufacture of color ink blends.  This enables efficient on-site blending of special colors, offering a cost-effective and time-efficient alternative to manual blending for on-demand availability and additionally allows the reuse of press returns. It also gives printers complete control over the workflow by eliminating the need to order specialty colors, therefore reducing lead times to further increase production efficiency.

Designed for intuitive, plug and play operation, the Polare solution comprises two modules; a dispensing head and a module for ink storage. The dispensing head features a control cabinet, PC and multi-lingual software which manages the delivery of ink through up to 20 dispensing valves, configured for either low or high viscosity inks to provide repeatable accuracy down to 0.1 grams.  The inks can be pumped directly to the dispense heads from their original packaging, eliminating the need for integrated tanks or cartridges as the storage module is fully equipped with pumps and piping lines. 

Adding to the functionality and efficiency of the solution, the Polare includes InkproOnline and teamviewer software enabling remote diagnostics and automated stock management, as well as integrated access to Sun Chemical’s color management tools.

“Our latest ink dispensing system represents a combination of 25 years of experience in ink dispensing with unrivalled expertise in printing ink technology, explains Jonathan Sexton, Sales and Marketing Director Narrow Web and Screen, at Sun Chemical Europe.  “As well as optimizing production output, the new Polare ink dispensing solution offers real economic benefits for label and narrow web printers, enabling them to introduce on-site ink mixing as an attractive and profitable addition to their service offering,”

Christophe Rizzo, General Manager at Inkmaker adds, “By partnering with like-minded organizations such as Sun Chemical, we are able to work together to stretch the boundaries of innovation and deliver cutting-edge, tailored ink dispensing solutions that have been fully optimized to serve the specific requirements of printers and converters within the label and narrow web sector.”

Part of Sun Chemical’s Solaris system of specially formulated inks, coatings, solutions and color management tools for narrow web printers, the Polare meets all applicable legal requirements for CE-certification and has been designed to help businesses develop new applications and work more efficiently. 

For more information on Sun Chemical’s products visit www.sunchemical.com/labelexpo or visit Sun Chemical’s stand #5E45 at Labelexpo Europe 2015.


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