From its earliest days two centuries ago, Sun Chemical has continued to evolve, led by its people and focus on their customers.
David Savastano, Editor01.16.19
Back in 1818, Lorilleux & Cie, a commercial ink maker, made its debut in France. Now, 200 years later, Sun Chemical can trace its roots back to Lorilleux & Cie, as well as many other companies.
Lorilleux & Cie was not the only company that could be traced from the 1800s to Sun Chemical today. In 1830, Samuel Morrill started making inks in his kitchen in Andover, MA. He would later form the Geo. H. Morrill Company, one of the five companies that would become General Printing Inks in 1929 (along with Eagle, Sigmund Ullman, Fuchs & Lang and American), which in turn formed Sun Chemical in 1945.
In 1989, Lorilleux & Cie merged with Coates, itself founded in 1877.
Along the way, Sun Chemical has added numerous ink companies, including Hartmann (1987), Kohl & Madden (1987), US Ink (1993), Zeneca Inks (1996) and Coates Lorilleux (1999). The Performance Pigments division added major names such as Ansbacher-Siegle, Federal Color Labs, American Cyanamid and Bayer. Sun C
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