Sun Chemical is launching the SunUno Solimax multi-purpose ink system. Suitable for both surface and reverse print applications on a number of commonly-used flexible packaging substrates, Solimax will maximize press room efficiency while simplifying the overall print production process.
The SunUno Solimax ink system is the latest generation of inks providing a single platform that can cover multiple end use applications. It is suitable for both flexographic and rotogravure print processes and provides the shelf stand out and high quality packaging for today's competitive industry.
Intended for surface printing and adhesive lamination for various end-use applications such as lidding materials, medical laminates and food packaging for confectionery and snack food, Solimax is compatible with both solvent-free and solvent-based lamination technologies.
It has been the aim of Sun Chemical's long-standing customer Bemis Elsham's print manager, Jim O'Donnell, to run the company on a single ink system for several years.
“We have been using up to five ink systems in the past, and are at present running with a two ink system,” Mr. O'Donnell said. “The 'Holy Grail' is to run on just one, as the benefits for our business will be considerable. Not only will we significantly improve our environmental positioning with the multi-purpose system, we will also increase our efficiency and productivity which will ultimately improve our bottom line."
Bemis Elsham, headquartered in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, has been testing SunUno Solimax since the beginning of 2012.
"Solimax performed excellently and impressed us with how well it printed the minimum dot, as well as having good color clarity and strong density,” Mr. O'Donnell noted. “This is exactly what we are looking for in an ink system. Our customers have extremely high standards and so have we."
Mr. O'Donnell believes that SunUno Solimax will be used across all their products by the end of the year due to the positive contribution it is bringing to Bemis Elsham's business.