BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA – During Andina-Pack 2015, Sun Chemical will introduce a wide range of flexible packaging solutions that enhance pressroom efficiency, meet sustainability and regulatory requirements, produce outstanding quality prints at high speeds, and help packaging stand out on the shelf.
“This is our first time presenting our global brand offerings to the packaging market in Latin America as Sun Chemical Colombia,” said Fernando Tavara, President, Sun Chemical Latin America. “We are proud of our past as Tintas and we’re excited about the future as Sun Chemical. Our customers are looking for solutions that drive productivity, reduce waste and meet brand owner requirements of shelf standout and color consistency. Drawing from our global resources and expertise, Sun Chemical will be able to provide our customers in this region with solutions that are tailored to fit their individual needs.”
One Stop Source for Both Inks and Lamination Adhesives
Visitors of Hall 17, Booth #1816 will be introduced to the SunLam family of lamination adhesives which consists of water-based, solvent-free and solvent-based products designed to meet the needs of all major packaging applications, including lamination, aromatic retort, and film/food packages.
With local inventories available everywhere in Latin America along with strong local customer technical service, SunLam has been formulated to complement Sun Chemical’s wide range of lamination inks in the most demanding environments and applications. SunLam lamination adhesives deliver superior adhesion, a fast curing combination of adhesive and hardener to reduce the delay between lamination, slitting and shipping, improved resistance to strongly acidic foods and liquids, suitability for use with both flexographic and rotogravure print processes, and high bond strengths even after package sterilization or boiling.
Converters can also use a SunLam lamination adhesive with oxygen barrier properties to lightweight packaging by removing a film layer from the package while still maintaining the protective functionality required to preserve the contents and avoid migration.
Innovative Barrier Coatings Provide Low Migration Protection and Lightweight Packaging
During the show, Sun Chemical will showcase its innovative SunBar® Barrier Coatings. Designed to enable lightweighting of packaging by removing EVOH polymer layers from packaging, as well as offering improved laminate flexibility, SunBar barrier coatings offer a smooth, homogenous, pinhole-free layer that is easily overprinted with inks and can be laminated to a variety of secondary films. SunBar is cost-effective, recyclable, biodegradable and press-ready, allowing for lighter-weight packaging, a reduced carbon footprint, superior barrier protection for foodstuffs, and easy application with few changes to current equipment.
Sun Chemical Low Migration Solutions Help Protect Packaged Food
Designed to help prevent inks from migrating into food, pharmaceutical, and tobacco products and meet the world’s strictest compliance measures, Sun Chemical’s SunPak LMQ products help address the risk brand owners face in food and pharmaceutical packaging, where compounds from materials in the packaging structure can migrate into the product or the surrounding environment.
SunPak LMQ inks exhibit very low odor, off-flavor and migration levels, and offer a comprehensive solution to brand owners and converters who are looking for ways to address migration concerns for food, pharmaceutical and tobacco applications. The Sun Chemical solution combines chemistry, press preparation procedures, lithographic guidance and analytical support to help converters meet the most demanding requirements. Printers and brand owners can request a free copy of Sun Chemical’s Low Migration Best Practice Guide at www.sunchemical.com/low-migration-inks-and-coatings.
Gabriel Jaime Zapata, a Technical Coordinator of Liquid Inks at Sun Chemical Latin America with 19 years of experience in the industry, will speak about food packaging regulations on November 12th at 1:40 p.m. in Rooms 10, 11 and 12 of the Connector 2 floor at the Corferias Convention Center.
Sun Chemical to Demonstrate SunLase™ Laser Marking Solutions
Sun Chemical will also display its SunLase™ laser marking solutions, a coating that enables brand owners to add information to both secondary and primary packaging information after the filling and closure of the pack, whether for practical supply chain purposes or as a late stage pack differentiator.
The SunLase solution prints a transparent or tinted coating onto a packaging substrate during the printing process. After the packaging has been sealed, variable coding graphic information, such as barcodes, QR codes, and “Use By” dates or branding, can be created using a low power CO2 or fiber laser to change the color of the patch to black where marked, with no risks to the packaged product.
Sun Chemical to Highlight Ink Solutions for Narrow Web, Tag and Label Printers
Label and narrow web printers visiting the booth will be introduced to the SolarFlex® Nova SL range of UV flexo inks. Intended for the printing of labels, tags, sleeves, tickets and other applications typically found in the narrow web market, SolarFlex Nova SL features flow optimization for press performance, low odor for sensitive applications, fast curing for higher press speeds, and a color strength that has been increased for finer anilox choices. Formulated without any volatile organic compounds and compliant with the most stringent regulations that comply with the requirements of the most globally recognized brand owners, the SolarFlex Nova SL range can increase color gamut and/or lower ink consumption.
To learn more about Sun Chemical’s flexible packaging solutions, please visit www.sunchemical.com or stop by Hall 17, Booth #1816 on November 10-13, 2015 at Corferias Convention Center in Bogotá, Colombia.