Sun Chemical and Coates USA (www.sunchemical.com) introduced a variety of new ink lines during the recent CMM International in Chicago, IL.
Sun Chemical developed Spectrum gravure inks and Fidelity flexo inks to meet the needs of the fast-growing market for shrink sleeve packaging. Both systems are solvent-based inks designed for high performance on a variety of films, such as PVC, PET-G and OPS.
“The use of shrink sleeves is just exploding in North America, with growth of nearly 15 percent each year,” said Brendan Maunsell, vice president, Coates USA. “These high-impact sleeves offer 360° graphics, high gloss and can be applied to containers with unique shapes. Consumer goods companies have found that the sleeves really capture the attention of shoppers. Some retail products using shrink sleeves have increased sales more than 30 percent solely through redesign of their packaging.”
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