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Sun Chemical to Present Extensive Range of Sustainable Solutions for Flexo and Labels Expo 2024


São PAULO, BRAZIL  – WEBWIRE

During Flexo & Labels Expo 2024, Sun Chemical will showcase its complete portfolio of solutions for the narrow web, tag and label markets, highlighting the sustainability benefits of its latest product and service innovations.

“We’re looking forward to meeting with our customers across Latin America during this important show and demonstrating what we’ve been doing to meet their printing and sustainability needs,” said Mike Wouters, General Manager, Sun Chemical Brazil. “We’re excited to talk about how our wide selection of inks, coatings and adhesives, along with our color management services and in-plant excellence, can meet each customer’s individualized packaging requirements, improve productivity, and present them with new ideas.”

A leader in driving sustainability through research and development, Sun Chemical will unveil breakthrough products at its booth located at Street A-2, stand number 3 that align with the company’s 2030 Sustainability Agenda and are part of its SunEco portfolio of offerings. Product solutions on display that enable sustainability will include:

  • Ink solutions that meet the performance protocols of the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR), such as SolarFlex CRCL and SolarWave CRCL de-inkable UV and UV LED flexo ink systems, and Solvawash de-inking solvent-based inks for crystallizable PET sleeves.
  • Retention primer, ink and coating systems, including SolarWave UV LED flexo inks, which also meet industry design requirements for recycling protocols. Presentations of SolarWave UV LED inks will be on display three times a day at Nilpeter’s Stand #16 using its FB-14 Model D flexo printing press.
  • SolarWave FSP UV LED food compliant inks that have been independently tested and certified as non-ecotoxic, making them suitable for compostable packaging. Samples on the stand will be printed on a compostable pouch created in partnership with Flexprinter based in Belgium.
  • Innovative UV coatings based on recycled polyester with high bio-sourced raw material content.
  • A complete range of coatings and adhesives for flexographic, offset, electron beam and screen UV LED printing.


Specialty products displayed on the stand will include:

  • A full range of screen inks and coatings for specialty labels, ranging from opaque whites, tactile and full matte solutions to food compliant options.
  • A new range of high-performance SolarWave Panther flexo UV LED black inks.
  • The SunInspire portfolio of special effect products, including MirrorTech, a printable foil replacement solution.
  • Ranges of metallics for flexo and offset printing, suitable for curing under UV LED and mercury UV for standard and migration-compliant applications.
  • Inks for printed electronics / antennas for smart labels and RFID. 
  • High-quality security solutions designed to help protect high-value narrow web applications from counterfeiters through Sun Chemical’s global security solutions business unit, Luminescence.


Digital Inkjet Solutions

Sun Chemical’s booth will also highlight SunJet inkjet inks for labels and packaging applications. Using proven technology gained over many years of developing and manufacturing inkjet inks for OEM and integration partners around the world, the latest and most demanding application and regulatory compliance requirements can now be met for all printhead and press configurations. SunJet UV, LED and aqueous inkjet inks can be supplied with maximum shelf life, lower costs and a reduced environmental footprint.

As the supplier of choice for most OEMs and integrators in the labels sector, SunJet inkjet technology is increasingly adopted for packaging applications. Sun Chemical’s breadth and depth of expertise in the wider packaging market helps drive the implementation of SunJet inkjet inks in this rapidly growing sector.

Also on display will be Sun Chemical’s SunEvo digital coatings, ranging from specific primers for a variety of substrates and printing applications to overprint varnishes, adhesion promoters and lamination adhesives — all optimized for use in combination with digital inks.

Tools to Ensure Accurate Color Management

Sun Chemical’s SunColorBox offers a unique set of tools and services — from site assessments and full color audits to matching and validating colors to hosting digital libraries of spot colors — that enables consistent, accurate digital color communication and provides color data connectivity across the entire packaging supply chain.

With a menu of added-value services, SunColorBox offers every customer — whether printing spot color, CMYK or extended color gamut — a tool to manage colors with efficiency and ensure their consistency across substrates and geographies. It allows each customer to select the most suitable services based on the size of their business and the investment required.

Booth visitors will learn about Sun Chemical’s color centers located across Latin America and can learn more by downloading Sun Chemical’s SunColorBox guide located at www.sunchemical.com/color_consistency.

Strong Commitment to the Latin American Region

Sun Chemical continues to invest in the region to support customers and initiatives. With 1,300 dedicated employees, Sun Chemical operates nine manufacturing plants, eight blending facilities and seven color centers strategically positioned to supports its customers throughout the Latin America region.

Drawing from access to labs across the globe and dedicated R&D budgets to advance sustainability-enabling innovations, Sun Chemical can design new offerings for customers in the Latin American region with individualized packaging requirements to allow them to reach their sustainability and package performance goals.

For more information on Sun Chemical’s product portfolio, visit www.sunchemical.com/labels-transform or visit Sun Chemical’s booth located at Street A-2, stand number 3.

About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at www.sunchemical.com or connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram.


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