Sun Chemical launches new digital coatings for packaging sector
27 September 2017
Sun Chemical has introduced new range of digital coatings for the label, narrow web and packaging markets.
The company is exhibiting the new SunEvo digital coatings at this year’s Labelexpo Europe event in Brussels, Belgium.
SunEvo digital coatings can be used in various applications such as labelling, flexible packaging, folding carton or corrugated printing.
The coatings can be integrated with different technological platforms, which work with multiple digital printing techniques such as electro-photography (EP), liquid electro-photography (LEP), water-based inkjet systems and energy curable (EC) inkjet systems.
SunEvo coatings will help converters to print on a range of substrates, including non-porous filmic and paper-based substrates.
The coatings are said to provide advanced range of primers, adhesives and overprint varnishes, including SunEvo Primus and SunEvo Protect.
SunEvo Primus’ primer range promotes adhesion to substrates and supports the pigment on the substrate, as well as enhances resolution of the digital inks on some of the commonly used packaging substrates.
SunEvo Protect over print varnishes (OPVs) will safeguard digital printing inks used in packaging applications.
SunEvo digital coatings global business development manager Marcos Valdezate said: “Digital printing for packaging offers a number of benefits for converters including short runs and quick turnaround times and provides an effective tool for brands to communicate with customers in a personalised manner.
“It can also potentially open up new windows of possibilities for both traditional retailers and e-commerce channels by transforming packaging into more interactive and meaningful media.”
Sun Chemical, which is a subsidiary of DIC group, produces printing inks, coatings, as well as supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds and application materials.