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Sun Chemical to Display Ink, Pre-laid Overlays, Pre-patched Holograms, Magnetic Tape and Security Applications for Plastic Cards during the 2018 ICMA EXPO

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Sun Chemical to Show How Acquisition of C.T.LAY Will Further Benefit Customers

Parsippany, N.J. – Sun Chemical will showcase its full range of screen and offset inks, pre-laid overlays, pre-patched holograms, magnetic tapes, security solutions and electronic materials for credit and laminated cards printing during the 2018 ICMA EXPO in Orlando, Fla. on March 26-29.

“Card manufacturers, issuers and branding firms want to partner with a company that can offer a complete range of solutions for credit and laminated card printing,” said Penny Holland, Vice President, Marketing and Industrial Applications, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “During ICMA EXPO, we look forward to showing how Sun Chemical’s wide range of solutions for card printing can help customers streamline their operations.”

Sun Chemical Screen and Offset Inks Specially Formulated for Adhesion to Plastic Cards

Visitors of booth #515 will be introduced to Sun Chemical’s SunCarte® family of screen and offset inks, adhesives, and varnishes which offer high bond strength and adherence to lamination while also providing consistent color reproduction. SunCarte inks can also be customized to deliver various metallic finishes. The line is easy to use and provides excellent adhesion to common plastics, helping printers meet the needs of the plastic card market.

The SunCarte product line includes UV screen inks offering a variety of finishing options for use on plastic cards. SunCarte UVPC Opaque White ink was specially designed to work on colored PVC core material, while SunCarte UVPC-Clear ink can be used to provide pearl, silver, gold and special effect color finishes. UVPC-Clear also offers adhesive properties as the ultra-thin cured ink film minimizes the buildup profile.

SunCarte also includes an Offset UV Plastic Card ink series designed exclusively for use on plastic cards. Compatible with a wide range of plastics, SunCarte Offset UV Plastic Card inks offer high bond strength, excellent printability and heat resistant colors. The plastic card inks can also be used with the Sun Chemical Dispenser Program’s MX12 ink dispensers.

Magnetic Tape Options Offer Excellent Magnetic Characteristics for Credit/Lamination Cards

Having supplied the financial sector globally with high quality magnetic tape for more than 40 years, Sun Chemical’s Advanced Materials division can provide card manufacturers with standard, color, and printed magnetic tape options (based on DIC technology) which are aesthetically attractive with high durability and reliability. DIC’s magnetic tape exhibits excellent magnetic characteristics, including high resolution and low noise with precise wave form.

C.T. LAY Offers Unique Security Elements for the Plastic and Security Cards Market

With its acquisition of Italian-based C.T.LAY, Sun Chemical now offers one of the most technologically-advanced product portfolios for the plastic and security cards market, including expanded manufacturing capabilities, technical service departments, and sales teams to better serve its customers worldwide.

C.T.LAY is a global leader in pre-laid overlays, pre-patched holograms, and, through its joint-venture branch 4PLATE, experienced in lamination plates and sophisticated lamination plates with security elements and plasma coatings.

For more about Sun Chemical products for the plastic cards market, visit www.sunchemical.com/plasticcards to download a white paper or visit Sun Chemical booth #515 at the 2018 ICMA EXPO on March 26-29 at the Omni Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla.


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