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Sun Chemical UK Scoops BCF Customer Service Award

WEXHAM SPRINGS, UK – November 10, 2021 – Sun Chemical UK is pleased to announce that its Customer First program, has won a Customer Service award from the British Coatings Federation (BCF).

The award was presented at the BCF Awards 2021, which took place on 14th October at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. The event …

Sun Chemical’s What’s IN Asia Trends Delivers Insights on Latest Cosmetic Movements in Asia Pacific Region

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – November 9, 2021 – Sun Chemical’s new What’s IN Asia trends program offers customers insights to explore what’s trending in the Asia Pacific cosmetics market alongside formulation examples. Straight from the Eastern Hemisphere, the semi-annual trends program provides customers outside of the Asia Pacific region with insights on the latest colors, …

Sun Chemical Announces Innovative Range of Varnish Solutions for Enhancing Resistance of HP Indigo Printed Labels

WEXHAM SPRINGS, UK – November 4, 2021 – Sun Chemical today announced an innovative new range of durable UV varnishes for enhancing the label resistance of HP Indigo digitally printed pressure-sensitive labels for products such as personal care, household, chemical, beverage, and pharma applications.

The new range of varnishes was specifically formulated to provide adhesion …

Sun Chemical Affirms Commitment to Sustainable Textile Printing with the Launch of Xennia® Pearl Pigment Inks

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – October 25, 2021 – Sun Chemical has launched Xennia® Pearl pigment inks for high-speed industrial applications during Innovate 2021 Textile Innovation Week.

The range, which includes inks for both mid-viscosity and high-viscosity printheads, has been developed following a careful assessment of the market and specific customer needs, particularly the requirement …

Sun Chemical to Exhibit Digital Textile Inks at Innovate 2021 Textile Innovation Week

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – October 22, 2021 – Sun Chemical will present its full portfolio of digital textile inks at the upcoming Innovate 2021 Textile Innovation Week from October 25-29. The event, which is a virtual exhibition for the textile industry, highlights innovative solutions and allows customers to discuss products and requirements directly with the …

Sun Chemical’s New Global Cosmetics Color Trends Highlight Sustainability and Consciousness with “Intuitive Nature”

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – October 5, 2021 – Sun Chemical has launched the next installment of its cosmetics trends program — “Intuitive Nature” — which outlines color forecasting based on beauty trends for 2023 with inspiring colors, textures, effects, and vegan formulations.

The cosmetics trends program focuses on seasonal trends and includes two major chapters: …

Four Sun Chemical Employees Honored with NAPIM Awards

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – September 30, 2021 – Four Sun Chemical employees were honored with the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ (NAPIM) Pioneer Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the ink manufacturing industry.

Sun Chemical’s Chris Allen, Harold Osorio, Christopher A. Parrilli, and Corey Soeldner were each presented with the award which …

Sun Chemical Partners with GMG Color to Provide Digital Drawdown Solution

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – September 28, 2021 – Sun Chemical has partnered with GMG Color, an industry leader in color management technology, to provide customers with a new digital drawdown solution for color swatch production. GMG’s solution, GMG ColorCard, will now be available globally as part of the SunDigiProof service, available within Sun Chemical’s …

Sun Chemical Launches Streamline TVL 2 Ink Series

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – September 27, 2021 – Sun Chemical has launched its Streamline TVL 2 ink series to support the sign, display and graphics market for use with Roland’s SG2 and VG2 range of eco-solvent inkjet printers.

The Streamline TVL 2 ink series is a fully color-matched CMYK, Lc, Lm and Lk ink series …

Sun Chemical and Epple Expand Their Direct Food Contact Inks Range with Launch of SunPak® DirectFood Plus in Europe

WEXHAM SPRINGS, UK – September 23, 2021 – Sun Chemical today announces the addition of SunPak® DirectFood Plus to its direct food contact (DFC) SunPak inks range for sheetfed offset paper-based packaging printing.

With its enhanced pigmentation and excellent printability, SunPak DirectFood Plus offers greater colour vibrancy and accuracy with a wider colour space than …

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives in North America

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – September 15, 2021 – Sun Chemical will increase prices across its entire portfolio of publication, packaging and commercial sheetfed inks, coatings, and adhesives in North America, effective immediately.

The inflationary cost trends in raw materials used within the ink industry have continued to accelerate throughout the course of the year. In …

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives in EMEA

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – September 15, 2021 – Sun Chemical will implement another price increase across its entire portfolio of packaging, commercial sheetfed, and publication inks, coatings, pressroom chemicals and adhesives in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), effective October 1, 2021.

The global raw material situation has not shown any signs of stabilization during …

Sun Chemical Launches Two-Wheeler Color Presentation and Lumina® Royal Sienna for the Coatings Market

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – September 14, 2021 – Sun Chemical has launched a new Two-Wheeler Color Presentation that outlines trends and colors for formulations that will be developed in 2022-2025. Featuring Sun Chemical’s recent product innovations, the program highlights chromatic and matte mono-coat shades. It includes 55 stylings, mainly based on a mono-coat system, though …

Sun Chemical Expands Fiber Colorant Portfolio Certified with ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – August 23, 2021 – Sun Chemical expanded its ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certified colorant portfolio for spin-dyed fibers, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable fibers processing for textiles.

The newly added products provide excellent suitability for polyamide and polyacrylics, complementing the existing ECO PASSPORT colorant portfolio that contains products suitable for polypropylene, …

Sun Chemical Launches Lead-Free Paliotan® VIU Pigments Portfolio

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – August 12, 2021 – Sun Chemical has launched a full-service package to support the replacement of lead components in coatings formulations with the new lead-free Paliotan® VIU portfolio and accompanying technical service offering.

The Paliotan VIU portfolio includes several shades, such as a new lemon yellow, mid-yellow and red. The six …

Sun Chemical Launches Two New Cosmetic Effect Pigments Based on Innovative Patent-Pending Process

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – July 29, 2021 – Sun Chemical has launched two new color travel effect pigments, Reflecks™ MD Midnight Cherry and Reflecks™ MD Midnight Sapphire, to join its Reflecks™ MultiDimensions product family.

These two blackened metallic-like effect pigments based on calcium sodium borosilicate, utilize innovative multilayer technology that delivers intense chroma, color travel, …

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Inks, Coatings and Adhesives in Latin America

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – July 26, 2021 – Due to a combination of raw material and transportation cost increases, Sun Chemical will increase prices on its inks, coatings and adhesives in Latin America.

“Continued pressure in the raw materials market has forced us to increase prices in Latin America,” said Fernando Tavara, President, Sun Chemical …

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Finalizes Acquisition of BASF’s Global Pigments Business

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – June 30, 2021 – DIC Corporation has closed on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business, known as BASF Colors & Effects (BCE).

The acquisition brings together the complementary portfolio of technologies, products, manufacturing assets, supply chain and customer service of the two companies to serve customers globally.

“We’re excited to …

Sun Chemical Releases Summer 2021 Regulatory Newsletter

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – June 24, 2021 – Sun Chemical released its Summer 2021 Regulatory Newsletter for customers which is available for download at www.sunchemical.com/sustainability/regulatory-newsletters.

“As the world continues to adjust to updated health and safety measures as a result of the new normal, we’re proud to continue to offer our regulatory newsletters as a …

VPK France renews partnership with Sun Chemical to enhance sustainable product offering

Wexham Springs, UK – June 8, 2021 – VPK France is a subsidiary of VPK Group – a family-owned business that is now turning into an international privately-owned packaging supplier, with over 65 plants across 20 countries.  With a huge focus on sustainability and a strong existing relationship with Sun Chemical, the company recently made …

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives in North America

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – June 1, 2021 – Sun Chemical will increase prices across a broad portfolio of its packaging and commercial sheetfed inks, coatings, and adhesives in North America, effective July 1, 2021.

The global raw material environment continues to demonstrate significant inflationary pressures. Raw material shortages are an ongoing concern, and the competition …

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Publication Inks in North America

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – April 30, 2021 – Sun Chemical will increase prices across its portfolio of publication inks in North America, effective June 1, 2021.

The continued escalation of raw material costs, increasing international and domestic freight rates, and shortages of key material inputs into the printing ink supply chain, have all contributed to …

DIC Endorses the JCl Message Calling for an Ambitious 2030 Target for Japan to Ensure Realization of the Paris Agreement Goal

TOKYO, JAPAN — April 23, 2021 — As a member of the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI), DIC Corporation announced today that it has endorsed the message released by the JCI titled “Calling for an Ambitious 2030 Target for Japan to Realize the Paris Agreement Goal.” This message urges the Japanese government to set an ambitious …

DIC Group Develops Cobalt Free and Environment-Friendly Driers for Coatings and Inks

TOKYO, JAPAN — April 26, 2021 — DIC Corporation has developed a drier agent that expedites the drying of coatings by accelerating oxidative polymerization without cobalt compounds.

Compliant with European environmental regulations, DIC has begun shipping samples through group company Sun Chemical Corporation, based in New Jersey (U.S.A.), and its European affiliates of the new …

Sun Chemical launches UV coating with high levels of bio-sourced and recycled material

Wexham Springs, UK – 21 April 2021 – Sun Chemical is launching SunCure® 44HC150 – a glossy stampable UV-curing coating, manufactured with 25% bio-renewable carbon content and with 12% post-consumer recycled materials. The coating has received excellent feedback following trials with existing customers and will be available throughout Europe from 15th March 2021 The launch …

Sun Chemical Brings Increased Sustainability to its Market Leading SunWave Lumina LED UV Sheetfed Inks

Wexham Springs, UK – March 15, 2021 – Emphasising its ongoing commitment to sustainability and underlining its position as a technology leader in low energy UV curing, Sun Chemical today announces significant upgrades to its market leading SunWave Lumina UV sheetfed inks for commercial printing. The new, improved inks are available now in the European …

Sun Chemical Forms New Food and Nutrition Group

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – March 2, 2021 – Sun Chemical has formed a Food and Nutrition Group. The recently formed group will extend existing Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation expertise in color and algae cultivation to provide coloring solutions and nutraceutical ingredients to the dietary supplement, food and beverage industries.

The Food and Nutrition Group …

Sun Chemical Latin America to Increase Sheetfed and Energy Cured Products Prices

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – March 1, 2021 – Sun Chemical will increase prices on average by 10 percent across its entire portfolio of sheetfed products and by five percent on average for energy cured products in Latin America, effective March 15, 2021.

A combination of raw material and transportation cost increases have resulted in the …

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives in Latin America

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – February 15, 2021 – Sun Chemical will increase prices across a broad portfolio of its packaging and commercial sheetfed inks, coatings, and adhesives in Latin America, effective March 15, 2021.

A combination of raw material shortages, including petrochemical, vegetable oils and derivatives, dramatically increased international freight transport costs, and demand due …

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives in North America

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – February 15, 2021 – Sun Chemical will increase prices across a broad portfolio of its packaging and commercial sheetfed inks, coatings, and adhesives in North America, effective March 15, 2021.

A combination of raw material shortages, including petrochemical, vegetable oils and derivatives, dramatically increased international freight transport costs, and demand due …

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives in EMEA

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – February 15, 2021 – Sun Chemical will increase prices across a broad portfolio of its packaging and commercial sheetfed inks, coatings, and adhesives in Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), effective March 1, 2021.

A combination of raw material shortages, including petrochemical, vegetable oils and derivatives, dramatically increased international freight transport costs, …

Sun Chemical Releases Winter 2021 Regulatory Newsletter

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – February 10, 2021 – Sun Chemical released its Winter 2021 Regulatory Newsletter for customers which is available for download at www.sunchemical.com/sustainability/regulatory-newsletters.

“As a leading global supplier of sustainable solutions, Sun Chemical is pleased to provide regulatory updates to help educate and inform our customers regarding ever changing global regulations,” said …

Sun Chemical Printed Electronics Inks Verified by TactoTek® for Production Use in IMSE™ Parts

OULU, FINLAND/ Cincinnati, Ohio, USA—December 21, 2020—Sun Chemical’s SunTronic® IME inks are approved for production use in IMSE parts after passing the demanding materials testing program from TactoTek®, a Finland-based company that develops, industrializes and licenses in-mold structural electronics (IMSE™) technology.

IMSE parts integrate printed electronics and electronic components within 3D injection molded plastics. …

Sun Chemical Adds Two More Printing Processes to Online Troubleshooting Guide

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – December 3, 2020 – Sun Chemical has further enhanced its online troubleshooting guide (http://inktsa.www.sunchemical.com) by adding potential solutions to common pressroom challenges in coldset and metal package printing processes.

Designed to help customers resolve common technical defects that can arise during a press run, the troubleshooting guide already offered …

Sun Chemical joins AIM’s Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0

Wexham Springs, UK – November 9, 2020 – Sun Chemical has signed up to the Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0, facilitated by AIM, the European Brands Association. In doing so, Sun Chemical is joining forces with over 85 companies and organisations to participate in a pilot project with the goal of proving the viability of …

Sun Chemical Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – October 28, 2020 – Sun Chemical released its 11th annual Corporate Sustainability Report for the year ending 2019.

The report describes Sun Chemical’s emphasis on sustainability in the way it develops, manufactures and distributes its products while also showing how it works with customers and suppliers to improve their sustainability goals.…

Sun Chemical to Showcase Digital Textile Solutions at Innovate Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – October 12, 2020 – During the 2020 Innovate Textile & Apparel virtual trade show, Sun Chemical will show how its expertise in inkjet development combined with the digital textile printing market experience from the recently acquired Sensient Imaging Technologies, will further support existing products and innovations to advance the adoption of …

Sun Chemical Highlights Pigment Innovations at Virtual RETEC 2020

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – September 15, 2020 – Sun Chemical is attending this year’s CAD RETEC virtual conference on September 21-23, highlighting its wide array of color, effects and dispersion pigments for a variety of plastics to online attendees.

Experts from Sun Chemical Performance Pigments will deliver three presentations throughout the virtual conference to share …

Sun Chemical Signs Distribution Agreement with Icaro International

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – September 3, 2020 – Sun Chemical agreed to name Icaro International, a distributor of woven metallic wire mesh and synthetic mesh for different screen printing applications such as printed electronics, as its distributor for Sun Chemical’s conductive and dielectric inks as well as other electronic materials in Mexico.

The three-year agreement …

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Acquire Seller Ink Industria e Comércio de Tintas e Vernizes Ltda

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – September 2, 2020 – Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have acquired Seller Ink Industria e Comércio de Tintas e Vernizes Ltda., a specialty inks and coatings manufacturer based in São Paulo, Brazil.

With over 25 years of experience, Seller Ink has a strong market presence in both the …

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Enter into Agreement to Establish Strategic Partnership with DuPont in the Water Treatment Business

Alliance will center on sales of degassing modules for water treatment with the aim of broadening sales channels in Asia, the United States and Europe

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – September 2, 2020 – Sun Chemical and its parent company, the DIC Corporation, have entered into an agreement to establish a strategic partnership with DuPont aimed …

Sun Chemical Releases Summer 2020 Regulatory Newsletter

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – August 31, 2020 – Sun Chemical released its Summer 2020 Regulatory Newsletter for customers which is available for download at www.sunchemical.com/sustainability/regulatory-newsletters.

“As a leader in regulatory and compliance issues, Sun Chemical works closely with its customers to better understand and follow the strict requirements and standards expected by brand owners …

Sun Chemical Organizes Strategic Committee to Drive Sustainability in Packaging Market

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – August 12, 2020 – Sun Chemical has organized a Corporate Sustainability Committee to further strengthen its approach to addressing the sustainability needs of the packaging industry.

The development of sustainable packaging solutions is not a new endeavor at Sun Chemical but has accelerated in the past ten years as awareness of …

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Completes Acquisition of Digital Inks Business from Sensient Technologies Corporation

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – July 1, 2020 – Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have completed the purchase of 100 percent of the shares of Sensient Imaging Technologies and certain other assets related to the production of inks.

The strategic investment in Sensient Imaging Technologies, a supplier of digital inks, will allow Sun …

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Acquire Digital Inks Business from Sensient Technologies Corporation

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – June 2, 2020 – Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Sensient Imaging Technologies and certain other assets related to the production of inks. The transaction is expected to be finalized in the second quarter of …

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Solvent Inks and Coatings

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – June 1, 2020 – Sun Chemical will increase the prices of its solvent-based inks and coatings in North America, effective July 1, 2020.

Due to the significant increase in the demand for alcohols and solvents for use in sanitizers and pharmaceutical initiatives, the prices of these materials have increased substantially. In …

Sun Chemical to Apply Surcharges on Latin American Solvent-Based Inks and Varnishes

DORAL, FLORIDA, USA – April 15, 2020 – As a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Sun Chemical Latin America will implement a surcharge on solvent-based inks and varnishes and will communicate the effective date directly to customers. Surcharges will vary depending on product types.

The pandemic has caused a global shortage and supply volatility …

Sun Chemical to Dollarize All Latin American Ink Products

DORAL, FLORIDA, USA – April 13, 2020 – To continue meeting the needs of customers in Latin America during this time of raw material volatility and devaluation of currencies across the region directly caused by COVID-19, Sun Chemical will dollarize all ink product lines offered in Latin America, including solvent- and water-based inks, effective immediately.…

A Message to our Customers and Partners

Myron Petruch

President and Chief Executive Officer

Updated February 2021

As we continue to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19, our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are affected by this virus.  At Sun Chemical, we care deeply about the health and well-being of our customers and partners, as well as the communities …

Sun Chemical to Implement Surcharges on Prices of Solvent Liquid Inks in Europe

WEXHAM SPRINGS, UK – 25 March 2020 – Sun Chemical will implement surcharges affecting its solvent liquid inks in Europe, effective 1 April 2020.

The current situation is causing considerable pressure on the supply chain of alcohols – in particular, ethanol. With supply already limited in the second half of 2019 due to a bad …

Sun Chemical Issues Updated Supply Chain Statement

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – March 17, 2020 – As the Coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19) spreads, Sun Chemical continues to monitor the changing economic landscape and the impact to its global supply chain. In response, Sun Chemical has issued the following statement from Jeffrey Shaw, Chief Supply Chain Officer.

“While some regions in the …

Sun Chemical Addresses Coronavirus Concerns with Supply Chain Update and Q&A for Customers

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – March 2, 2020 – As the Coronavirus spreads from one region of the world to another, Sun Chemical is conducting diligent inventory analyses of key intermediates, raw materials and finished goods inventories.

To procure several thousand materials on a regular basis and manage each one requires details of on-hand inventories, those …

Sun Chemical to debut its full portfolio of packaging print solutions at Packaging Innovations

Wexham Springs, UK – 25 February 2020 – Sun Chemical will display its comprehensive portfolio of packaging print solutions, including special effects products, on stand J49 at Packaging Innovations for the first time. The UK’s leading packaging event for the whole supply chain is being held at the NEC, Birmingham, on the 26th and 27th …

Sun Chemical Addresses Supply Chain Preparations Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – February 3, 2020 – Sun Chemical will continue to monitor its supply chain, including raw material and intermediate suppliers and logistics providers, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“Proactively managing our customer orders, inventory levels, in-transit shipments and open order levels is a critical path for us,” said Jeffrey Shaw, Chief Supply Chain …

Sun Chemical to present its range of inks for metal decoration at the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum 2020

WEXHAM, SPRINGS UK – 14 January 2020 – Sun Chemical will showcase its portfolio of inks for metal packaging at the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum (ADF) 2020, which takes place from 29 to 30 January at the Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, and is the only dedicated trade event that showcases the world’s most innovative …