Frost & Sullivan awards recognize companies, strategies, processes and executives that achieve world-class performance within their industries. Sun Chemical's SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings were chosen based on the product's benefit to customers and its impact on the industry.
SunBar (Aerobloc) offers converters cost effective, durable, sustainable films that support lighter weight packaging trends by creating a homogenous, and flexible gas barrier layer that can be easily overprinted with inks and laminated to a variety of secondary films. SunBar (Aerobloc) is a cost-effective, compostable, chlorine- and metal-free alternative.
"SunBar (Aerobloc) is a technically advanced next-generation product which provides a comprehensive range of features, such as easy handling, flexographic-printing friendly, and superior barrier performance to the products," said Arun Ramesh, Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "The product line of SunBar (Aerobloc) encompasses all the above required attributes that customers look for in their product and provides cost saving opportunities."
Sun chemical recently entered into a partnership with acpo, ltd., a premier coater of flexible films, to meet the growing demand for high barrier transparent packaging. Sun Chemical supplies its SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coating to acpo, ltd., to coat and supply various films to flexible packaging converters. Since acpo, ltd. specializes in coating thin films with state of the art equipment, converters will have alternative barrier films at an economical price that offer improved barrier properties without needing to make capital investments in a coating unit.
Philippe Schottland, Global Director of Functional Materials Technology at Sun Chemical, will accept the award at the 2017 Excellence in Best Practices Award Gala. "This recognition from Frost & Sullivan is another tribute to the amazing work that Sun Chemical's research and development team puts into developing new products for the market that have a lasting impact on our customers," Schottland says. "SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings fulfill a need that meet many brand owner requirements from food safety and shelf life extension to packaging structures lightweighting."