“Our customers want solutions that drive productivity, reduce waste and meet brand owner requirements of shelf standout and color consistency,” said Fernando Tavara, president, Sun Chemical Latin America. “Drawing from our global resources and expertise, Sun Chemical can provide our customers in this region with solutions that are tailored to fit their individual needs. Whether our customers are looking to create an eye-catching wine label or a regulatory compliant shrink sleeve, we’re excited to continue meeting the needs of all our label and narrow web customers here in Latin America.”
Visitors will learn about Sun Chemical’s two new high performance ink product ranges that will join its SolarFlex family of narrow web, UV flexo inks—SolarFlex Integra and SolarFlex FSP.
A leap forward in product performance, the new ranges are the result of two years of intensive development work and a year of optimization through customer validation trials. SolarFlex Integra and SolarFlex FSP have unparalleled, consistent flow and viscosity properties across the color range, superb printability and ink transfer and low foaming characteristics for the most reliable press performance.
The new SolarFlex Integra inks have been designed for label, sleeve and packaging markets that have no requirement for migration-compliant food packaging and replace the SolarFlex Nova SL range. Primarily for surface printing on flexible films and labels where migration-compliant food packaging is required, the new SolarFlex FSP offers a significant upgrade on previous migration-compliant, UV flexo product ranges.
Produced from a new platform of pigment concentrates, both ink ranges benefit from increased color intensity and density while maintaining the consistent rheology across the range of colors. As they are produced from a single range of concentrates, switching from SolarFlex Integra to SolarFlex FSP can be done without affecting the colors achieved on-press. Adhesion onto impervious substrates and hold-out on absorbent substrates have also both been significantly improved, broadening the range of substrates that can be used with both inks.
Visitors can also learn about its SunCure Flexo UV product range, which provide UV light-curing inks and coatings for packaging printers that efficiently meet changing job requirements on a wide variety of paper and board.
SunCure Starluxe is a highly versatile range of UV curable lithographic inks that are designed for the outer surface printing of carton board and foil boards, selected plastics, and non-absorbent substrates. SunCure Starluxe is also designed for the printing of labels, sleeves, tags and tickets.
Also included in the product range is SunCure FLM, a low migration food packaging ink suitable for UV curable printing on carton board, flexible packaging and non-absorbent substrates intended for outer wrap food packaging.
Also on display will be Sun Chemical’s SunLase laser marking solutions, a coating that enables brand owners to add information to both secondary and primary packaging information after the filling and closure of the pack.