Using the theme “Brighter Ideas for Labels,” Sun Chemical will demonstrate its capabilities and commitment to innovation in the label and narrow web market by taking visitors to its stand on a journey through its full capability portfolio. The five zones on the stand include Core Product Offerings, Digital, Functional and Effects, Brand Protection and Color Management.
Stand highlights will include the new UV flexo technology platform for food and non-food applications, a smartphone authentication system in partnership with Document Security Systems, Sun Chemical’s color management toolkit, SunColorBox, and its range of SunInspire special effect inks.
Recognizing the ever increasing scope and number of applications being printed on narrow and mid web UV and EB presses, Sun Chemical will present a range of new products and solutions for narrow web label, sleeve and flexible packaging at Labelexpo 2017, covering all print processes.
The main focus will be the launch of Sun Chemical’s UV flexo technology platform for food and non-food applications, offering significant productivity advantages over existing systems. Complementing this will be the further extension to its market leading UV flexo white range with the addition of a new fully upgraded sleeve white for high performance sleeve production.
To address the continued growth of LED technology, Sun Chemical will also present new product developments for food-compliant LED UV flexo and LED UV offset label and package printing as part of its broadened solutions for LED printing.
Flexible packaging is a strong growth area in narrow web and, as Sun Chemical will showcase its new coated films in partnership with acpo, Ltd. a premier coater of flexible films, which use SunBar Aerobloc oxygen barrier coatings.
For the broader packaging market, an upgraded migration-compliant portfolio will be presented, including new EB curing inks for flexible packaging and lamination as well as a new compliant UV coatings range. Also on the stand will be SunLase, Sun Chemical’s laser-marking coating solution.
In the Digital zone, SunJet will highlight the capabilities of its joint development projects with OEM partners, system integrators and printhead manufacturers through the presentation of its latest breakthrough ink chemistries and digital technologies. SunJet will also present its range of migration-compliant inkjet solutions for printing onto the non-contact side of primary and secondary food packaging applications. SunJet will also showcase Aquacure, its next-generation functional aqueous inkjet ink.
At Labelexpo 2017, Sun Chemical’s digital team will also discuss the development of its comprehensive range of digital coatings in partnership with HP Indigo (announced in May 2017) to support converters, printers and brand owners.
The main focus in the brand protection area will be a smartphone authentication solution that incorporates the AuthentiGuard smartphone validation application from anti-counterfeit technology specialists, DSS (Document Security Systems, Inc.), providing Sun Chemical customers even greater choice, flexibility and potential for protecting their products.
Also on display at Labelexpo will be SunTag, an integrated sensor-taggant system for cartridges and refills.
To help converters achieve global consistency of high impact and high quality color, Sun Chemical will demonstrate SunColorBox, a ‘toolkit’ that comprises a comprehensive set of applications and services aimed at supporting converters to produce consistent brand colors within a fully optimized digital process.
Complementing its comprehensive product line-up at Labelexpo, Sun Chemical will present its range of SunInspire speciality inks and coatings for label applications.
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