Labelexpo Americas will be the launch pad for a number of Sun Chemical offerings for the narrow web and labels industry, including innovations in brand protection and printable electronics. Sun Chemical will also introduce new innovations for the UV flexo and water-based flexo markets.
Using the theme of “Working for You,” Sun Chemical will show guests at booth 6123 how its new products and solutions will deliver quality, service and innovation within the narrow web and labels industry.
“We are excited to showcase all of our new offerings to the North American market,” said Michael Kellen, the director of specialty inks at Sun Chemical. “Labelexpo is an excellent venue for Sun Chemical to demonstrate our Solaris system of products that can take our narrow web printers beyond labels. This system of products has brought to the narrow-web market important benefits that include faster cure speeds, low press room and cured print odor, lower humidity sensitivity and improved adhesion and resistance.”
Sun Chemical established itself as a growing force in the narrow-web market with its Solaris system, a global product line of inks and coatings for narrow web printers. At Labelexpo Americas 2008, new Sun Chemical solutions will build off that successful platform by helping printers and brand owners improve productivity.
Sun Chemical’s AquaPro is the next generation of water-based ink technology. An innovative value-added system that increases productivity for the printer, AquaPro delivers the world-class quality printing that the narrow web market demands. AquaPro offers superior print densities, user-friendly press stability, excellent performance on paper and film substrates, enhanced thermal resistance, and easy clean up, all in a single ink system. Finished blending and process inks are also available.
Platinum White enables rotary screen-like opacities to be achieved with a single flexo pass at flexo web speeds. It is a user-friendly product that delivers increased line speeds, faster changeovers, improved color separations and reduced costs.
Platinum White technology was developed through extensive formulation and testing, including the use of optimized resin and photo initiator packages and a complete rheological assessment. This effectively allows the printer to use next-generation technology without having to modify press equipment or invest in costly new equipment. Platinum White is an opaque white technology that sets the benchmark for others to follow.
Sun Chemical will showcase a significant development in digital label production with SolarJet, a four-color web fed press designed to meet the needs of label converters. Introduced at Labelexpo Europe 2007, SolarJet offers printers an economically viable solution for print runs of 10,000 labels or fewer with a printing speed of 80 feet per minute, freeing up their flexo presses for the higher-volume jobs.