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Sun Chemical to show product range at ExpoPrint



Published June 23, 2014
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Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, will showcase its full range of services and products for the packaging, commercial and publication printing markets in Latin America during ExpoPrint Latin America 2014.

Visitors to Hall C, Booth 14C will be introduced to a wide variety of Sun Chemical and DIC products and services that address the key issues the printing industries in Latin America are facing today, including: pressroom efficiency, brand integrity, food safety regulations, color-matching products, shelf impact, sustainability requirements, brand protection, print performance for high speed printing, and costs.

“In order to meet our customers’ individual needs, Sun Chemical not only produces the broadest range of reliable inks for the Latin American market, we also offer a full range of solutions that are customized according to each of our customers’ specific goals,” says Fernando Tavara, president of Sun Chemical Latin America. “Our aim is to be a partner our customers can turn to for any need they may have—anywhere in Latin America. Our recent acquisition of Tintas in the Andean region, our investments in new manufacturing facilities in Brazil and Chile, and other equipment investments in Argentina, Central America and Mexico, are just more examples of our commitment to Latin America.”

Sun Chemical and DIC together offer a variety of services, materials and systems that are designed to improve a converter’s and printer’s bottom line, including a multi-purpose ink system, barrier lamination adhesives, sustainable inks, and coatings designed to lightweight packaging.

One product for flexible packaging that will be on display includes SunStrato Duraline and SunStrato Duraflex, Sun Chemical’s latest generation of lamination inks suitable for reverse printing of flexible films. Each of the lamination inks provide optimum performance on both rotogravure and flexographic presses and offer high speed, high quality, and low solvent retention performance required for maximum press efficiency. In addition to high bond strength, both SunStrato Duraline and Sunstrato Duraflex inks provide the shelf stand out and high quality package look demanded in today’s packaging market.

Sun Chemical’s SunBar Oxygen Barrier Coatings are designed to enable lightweighting of packaging by removing the metal foil and one layer of adhesive from packaging, as well as offering improved laminate flexibility. A smooth, homogenous, pinhole-free layer, SunBar 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, and easy application with few changes to current equipment.

Sun Chemical and DIC offer a wide range of products designed to help converters, from adhesives, low migration, and special effects coatings to brand protection, color-matching products, and metal deco options. Each of these products will also be on display during ExpoPrint.

Due to a significant investment in both research and new manufacturing processes, Sun Chemical will introduce commercial printers in Central and South America to a wide variety of sheetfed options to choose from that are used extensively in Europe and/or North America with success. Each of these sheetfed inks provide high quality printing and improve pressroom efficiency.

Formulated with a high proportion of renewable raw materials which contribute to sustainability initiatives, SunLit Crystal universal sheetfed offset process inks are an ‘all-in-one’ ink product designed for print work where visual impression is key. SunLit Crystal inks enable printers to produce highly appealing prints while maintaining effectiveness in the printing process.

Fully aligned with the measures of print standardization (ISO 12647:2), the vegetable oil-based printing ink can be used on straight or perfecting presses of all sizes and is the ideal product if one or more presses are supplied from a pumping station. The SunLit Crystal product is faster in work & turn than most standard printing inks and its high drying capability leads to print work with very good mechanical resistance, ensuring optimum pressroom efficiency.

Sun Chemical also offers a broad portfolio of high value coldset and heatset inks for the Latin American publication printing market. Addressing Latin American heatset printers’ needs for ink to print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades, Sun Chemical will showcase its SunMag line of inks for catalog, magazines and ad inserts.

SunMag inks are suited for presses that produce magazine, coupon and advertising insert work and provide superb performance on conventional and stochastic screening technologies. Formulated to address the challenges of light weight coated, medium weight coated, and wood free coated substrates, SunMag inks were developed to give consistent color control and optimum ink-water balance across a wide range of press equipment.

To learn more about Sun Chemical and DIC products and services on display at ExpoPrint Latin America 2014, please visit www.sunchemical.com/expoprint or stop by Hall C, Booth #14C on July 16-22, 2014 at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil.


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