SunVetro comprises a portfolio of organic inks for glass, which includes UV curing and conventional solvent based inks, available in standard mixing colors, as well as numerous options for special effects, such as frost or etch effects, thermochromic inks and covert and overt brand protection features.
The SunVetro range also features products for spray coating glass and a cold-end coating suitable for use as a post-treatment to improve abrasion resistance. The range can be used on glass, including bottles and drink ware, cosmetics and medical vials, ceramics, cell phones, computer screens, gaming machine mirrors and furniture.
“Glass has always been an attractive substrate for brand owners because of its barrier resistance and widespread consumer appeal,” said Robin McMillan, European marketing manager, industrial inks for Sun Chemical. “However, challenges in being able to directly decorate glass can dilute brand impact and as some screen inks contain heavy metals and VOCs, this has made it less practical, at times, to print on glass.
“However, SunVetro overcomes these challenges, as glass decoration with these inks ensure colors are vibrant and of sufficiently high quality, leading to a livelier and more reassuring shelf presence,” he added. “Achieving this, without the use of heavy metals and VOCs, which are continually subject to greater regulation, is a real boon for the glass decoration sector.”