Sun Chemical’s Betsy Bevis will discuss innovative changes in functional coatings for the packaging industry during a panel discussion at 1:15 p.m. on June 12 during the Global Pouch Forum. Held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, at the Westin Beach Resort June 11-13, the Global Pouch Forum will cover upcoming trends and themes affecting pouch formats in packaging and their growth prospects worldwide.
During the seminar “New Innovations in Adhesives and Coatings,” Bevis will provide an overview on the latest technology advancements in the coatings category including Sun Chemical’s SunBar® oxygen barrier coatings, which are designed to enable lightweighting of packaging by giving printers and converters the option to remove metal foil and one layer of adhesive from packaging or to create their own barrier films, as well as offering improved laminate flexibility.
A smooth, homogenous, pinhole-free layer, SunBar is made to be easily overprinted with inks and can be laminated to a variety of secondary films. According to Sun Chemical, SunBar is cost-effective, recyclable, and press-ready, allowing for lighter-weight packaging, a reduced carbon footprint, and easy application with few changes to current equipment.
“Sun Chemical’s offering extends far beyond ink,” says Bevis, field marketing manager, Sun Chemical. “The innovation we provide through our own research and development as well as strategic partnerships, provides a complete solution for our customers that enables best in class packaging designs worldwide now and in the future.”
Bevis joined Sun Chemical in 2006 as a lab technician focused on solvent flexo inks. During her time in R&D, she successfully created and implemented a repeatable and reproducible process for proofing and measuring color at the manufacturing, quality control, and customer level concurrently.