Visitors of Sun Chemical’s booth will be introduced to Sun Chemical’s new UV Flexo Technology Platform for food and non-food applications, which offers significant productivity advantages over existing systems. Complementing this will be the extension to its UV flexo white range with the addition of a new fully upgraded sleeve white for high performance sleeve production.
“Our customers want innovative inks and coatings that are reliable and meet their individual needs,” said Alfonso Paredes, energy curable and narrow web product director, Sun Chemical Latin America. “At Label Latinoamerica 2017, visitors of our booth will learn all the ways they can count on the quality of our inks and coatings. They’ll also discover that they can turn to us for other innovative solutions in color management services, brand protection and more.”
Sun Chemical booth visitors will learn about SolarFlex Neutron White, a high opacity UV flexo first-down white ink. Testing has shown the SolarFlex Neutron White outperforms leading competitive products in terms of opacity, printability and gloss.
The result is that printers using the SolarFlex Neutron White can use a finer anilox to achieve the same opacity as with a conventional UV flexo white, requiring less ink to achieve the same hiding power. Finer aniloxes also allow the printer to print sharper text and lines while still retaining maximum contrast over the darkest of labeled goods.
SolarFlex Neutron White can print pinhole-free and allows for printing on aluminum substrates in a single layer. The inks are compatible with SolarFlex Integra and other UV and EB inks in the Solaris System of products on a wide range of narrow web and mid-web presses.
SolarFlex Slalom Sleeve White UV flexo white inks will also be on display at the show. Intended for reverse printing of shrink sleeves or other impervious substrates where slip control is required without the use of a clear varnish, SolarFlex Slalom Sleeve White has been designed for good opacity and printability for maximum covering power. Its good adhesion to a wide range of filmic materials makes the ink highly scratch and rub resistant.
Sun Chemical will also highlight its Rayoflex Electron First Down White ink, a UV flexo low migration first-down opaque white ink that offers the flexible film and narrow web printer the capability to print compliant food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging or packaging for other sensitive applications where a risk of migration has been identified.
Sun Chemical will have other inks on display from the UV Flexo Technology Platform during the show. The SolarFlex Integra inks have been designed for label, sleeve and packaging markets that have no requirement for migration-compliant food packaging.
Primarily for surface printing on flexible films and labels where migration-compliant food packaging is required, the new SolarFlex FSP offers an 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.
Sun Chemical will also showcase SunCure Starluxe, a highly versatile range of UV curable lithographic inks 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.