Sun Chemical’s award was for low migration digital inks for food packaging from its SunJet business, based in Midsomer Norton.
“This award reflects Sun’s determination to innovate and lead in the adoption of digital printing in packaging,” Peter Saunders, business director at SunJet, said. “Our R&D team have created inkjet printing ink technology suitable for printing labels and flexible films for food packaging, allowing customers to benefit from the operational efficiencies and marketing opportunities provided by digital technology.”
Another British Coatings Federation (BCF) printing inks member, Solar Inks, also won an Innovation Excellence Award for Earthinks, which are a range of flexographic and screen printing inks based on natural and renewable raw materials for various markets and end uses.
A third finalist from the ink sector was Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems, which received a Certificate of Nomination for its state-of-the-art digital ink manufacturing facility, having won an Innovation Excellence Award in 2014.
“It’s great to see so many printing ink companies recognized in what has become a major awards ceremony, promoting innovation in the communications and content industries,” BCF’s Tom Bowtell said. “As in previous years, we have been pleased to nominate printing ink companies that have entered the BCF’s Sustainable Innovation Award in to the Stationers’ own Awards, but this is the first time one of our members has won the overall award. Congratulations to the winners.”