Sun Chemical to Showcase Ink, Magnetic Tape and Brand Protection Solutions for Plastic Cards at the 2016 ICMA EXPO
PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – March 22, 2016 – During the 2016 ICMA EXPO, Sun Chemical will showcase its full range of offset inks, magnetic tapes, brand protection solutions, and electronic materials for credit and laminated cards printing.
“Brand owners depend on plastic cards to be a key source of revenue and brand loyalty, but at the same time they are required to keep the consumer data stored in each card safe and protected from potential fraud,” said Brian Breidigan, Vice President and Product Manager for Industrial Applications, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “Sun Chemical can meet all of those needs with a complete solution for credit and laminated card printing, from inks, coatings, magnetic tapes and adhesives, to anti-counterfeiting brand protection solutions and silver/graphite conductive inks for the growing EMV market.”
Sun Chemical Screen and Offset Inks Specially Formulated for Adhesion to Plastic Cards
Visitors of booth #502 will be introduced to Sun Chemical’s SunCarte® family of screen and offset inks, adhesives, and varnishes which offer high bond strength and adherence to lamination while also providing consistent color reproduction. SunCarte can also be customized to deliver various metallic finishes. The line is easy to use and provides excellent adhesion to common plastics, helping printers meet the needs of the plastic card market.
The SunCarte product line includes UV screen inks offering a variety of finishing options for use on plastic cards. SunCarte UVPC Opaque White ink was specially designed to work on colored PVC core material, while SunCarte UVPC-Clear ink can be used to provide pearl, silver, gold and special effect color finishes. UVPC-Clear also offers adhesive properties as the ultra-thin cured ink film minimizes the buildup profile.
SunCarte also includes an Offset UV Plastic Card ink series designed exclusively for use on plastic cards. Compatible with a wide range of plastics, SunCarte Offset UV Plastic Card inks offer high bond strength, excellent printability and heat resistant colors. The plastic card inks can also be used with the Sun Chemical Dispenser Program’s MX12 ink dispensers.
Magnetic Tape Options Offer Excellent Magnetic Characteristics for Credit/Lamination Cards
Having supplied the financial sector globally with high quality magnetic tape for more than 40 years, Sun Chemical’s Advanced Materials division can provide card manufacturers with standard, color, and printed magnetic tape options (based on DIC technology) which are aesthetically attractive with high durability and reliability. DIC’s magnetic tape exhibits excellent magnetic characteristics, including high resolution and low noise with precise wave form.
Maintaining the Visual Appeal of Plastic Cards While Beefing Up Security Options
Using its wide array of overt and covert brand-protection solutions, Sun Chemical can help governments and brands with strategy formulation, contingency planning, chain of custody framework and other components to ensure the integrity and security of ID cards.
One of many potential covert approaches that Sun Chemical offers is an infrared coding solution called Verigard™, a security system that adds a small quantity of taggants (or chemical markers) to inks, varnishes or coatings for use in any print process on any substrate. Verigard taggants have no impact on print performance or color properties because they are added in extremely low concentrations and the system is useful because cards can be authenticated immediately by using Sun Chemical’s proprietary V400 reader.
Credit card companies are also increasing the security of their cards through EMV technology. Sun Chemical Advanced Materials offers a variety of electronic materials options for this important space, including printed antenna and metallizations for interconnect, as well as advanced materials, such as jetable nano-silver, palladium, and gold to support the chip.
For more about Sun Chemical products for the plastic cards market, visit sunchemical.com/plasticcards to download a white paper or visit Sun Chemical booth #502 on April 4-7 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Fla.
About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.
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 Web site at sunchemical.com.