Sun Chemical Recognized by FTA for Sustainability Excellence

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – May 13, 2024 – Sun Chemical was recognized during the 2024 Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Excellence in Flexography Award Competition for its SunUno Solimax AP, a multi-purpose ink series which enhances packaging sustainability.

“Sun Chemical is fully committed to the development of sustainable printing solutions and SunUno Solimax AP is …

Sun Chemical and Lohmann Form Partnership for Plastic and Laminated Cards Market Ahead of ICMA EXPO 2024

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – May 7, 2024 – Ahead of ICMA EXPO 2024, Sun Chemical and adhesive tape manufacturer, Lohmann, have formed a partnership designed to help plastic and laminated card manufacturers achieve their sustainability goals.

The partnership aims to support increasing industry demands for more sustainable products, including the elimination of virgin PVC …

Sun Chemical Releases Spring 2024 Regulatory Newsletter

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – April 30, 2024 – Sun Chemical has released its Spring 2024 Regulatory Newsletter, an important guide for customers that features global regulatory updates and policies affecting the raw materials used for food packaging and other consumer goods.

“At Sun Chemical, we are committed to creating products that make it easy …

Sun Chemical Wins Nine AAF American Advertising Awards for ‘Experience. Transformation.’ Marketing Campaign

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – April 19, 2024 – Sun Chemical’s ‘Experience. Transformation.’ marketing campaign, launched in 2023, received significant recognition across several categories during the Buffalo AAF American Advertising Awards and was named a finalist for “Best of Show.”

“Sun Chemical is a leader in developing new sustainable solutions for our customers and works closely …

Sun Chemical and Qualvis Win Printweek 2024 Packaging Innovation Award

SOUTH NORMANTON, UK – March 21, 2024 – Sun Chemical has won the PrintWeek 2024 Packaging Innovation Award, in collaboration with leading packaging solutions provider, Qualvis. The win was announced at the PrintWeek Awards 2024. The award-winning project focused on redesigning packaging for Qualvis customer, Whitakers’ core 150g chocolate lines, eliminating non-recyclable elements while ensuring …

DIC Listed in S&P Global’s Sustainability Yearbook 2024

TOKYO—February 9, 2024—DIC Corporation has been listed in the 2024 edition of the Sustainability Yearbook, a ranking of companies demonstrating outstanding sustainability published by S&P Global Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of credit ratings. This marks the sixth consecutive year the company has earned inclusion.

S&P Global conducts an annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment …

DIC Announces Formulation of the DIC Group Biodiversity Policy

TOKYO—December 4, 2023—DIC Corporation announced today that it has formulated the DIC Group Biodiversity Policy. This new policy, which came into effect on November 15, 2023, and which outlines the Group’s responsibilities, goals, and efforts regarding biodiversity preservation, was created with the aim of contributing actively to the conservation and protection of biodiversity while also …

The DIC Group Human Rights Policy is Revised to Incorporate Respect for the Human Rights of All Stakeholders

TOKYO—December 4, 2023—The DIC Corporation hereby announces that it has revised the DIC Group Human Rights Policy to incorporate respect for the human rights of all stakeholders associated with its business activities. The revised policy came into effect, and was published on the DIC global website, on November 15, 2023.

In order to implement its …

Sun Chemical Receives Platinum and Bronze Certifications from The Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute

SOUTH NORMANTON, UK – November 20, 2023 – Sun Chemical today announced that its cutting-edge ink products have achieved the prestigious Platinum and Bronze certifications from the esteemed Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

The Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute sets a global standard for products that are safe, circular, and responsibly made. To earn Cradle to Cradle …

Sun Chemical Shows Ongoing Global Regulatory Leadership with Release of Autumn 2023 Regulatory Newsletter

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA — November 7, 2023 — Sun Chemical has released its Autumn 2023 Regulatory Newsletter, which features updates about the latest regulations and policies being implemented worldwide.

The latest newsletter features updates about the European Food Safety Authority’s final assessment of bisphenol A and what that will mean for food contact materials …

DIC Publishes DIC Report 2023 Integrated Report

TOKYO, JAPAN — August 21, 2023 — DIC Corporation published the English-language version of DIC Report 2023, the latest edition of the DIC Group’s annual integrated report, which contains both financial information, including operating results and management strategies, and non-financial information, focusing on its environmental, social and governance initiatives.

Front cover and contents page of …

Development of Innovative Biomanufacturing Technologies Using CO2 and H2 as Feedstocks for Hydrogen-oxidizing Bacteria

TOKYO — August 8, 2023 — Sojitz Corporation, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd., DIC Corporation, Toray Industries, Inc., and Daicel Corporation, have concluded an agreement with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) for a joint project focused on the development of revolutionary biomanufacturing technology to …

Sun Chemical Receives Silver Rating for Sustainability from EcoVadis

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A.  – July 18, 2023 – Sun Chemical received a silver rating for its sustainability efforts across all business units and regions from EcoVadis, the world’s largest provider of business sustainability ratings.

The silver rating places Sun Chemical in the top 25 percent of rated companies within its business sector and was earned …

Sun Chemical Certified by Chile’s Sustainability and Climate Change Agency as Part of the Clean Production Agreement

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A.  – May 31, 2023 – Sun Chemical has been certified as part of the Clean Production Agreement (CPA) by the Chilean government’s Sustainability and Climate Change Agency.

The certification recognizes Sun Chemical’s efforts to help create a circular economy in the packaging sector by fulfilling goals and actions of the CPA.

“It …

Sun Chemical Releases Spring 2023 Regulatory Newsletter

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – May 11, 2023 – Sun Chemical has released its Spring 2023 Regulatory Newsletter for customers which can be downloaded at www.sunchemical.com/regulatory-newsletters.

“Sun Chemical is a recognized global voice and leader in guiding customers with the information they need to comply with all the latest regulatory updates,” said Gary Andrzejewski, Corporate …

Sun Chemical Collaborates with Qualvis Packaging to Produce Sustainable Carton Solution for Whitakers Chocolates

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A – May 4, 2023 – Qualvis Packaging and Sun Chemical have collaborated to develop a highly sustainable chocolate truffle carton for chocolate manufacturer, Whitakers. The concept enabled Whitakers to transform an existing truffle carton that featured 55 percent plastic into a highly recyclable lightweight fibre-based solution without plastic layer of the …

Sun Chemical Receives 2023 FTA Sustainability Excellence Award for Mono-web Coatings

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – April 27, 2023 – Sun Chemical won the 2023 Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Sustainability Excellence Award for Innovations in Sustainability competition, one of the most prestigious recognitions for sustainability in the packaging industry.

The award recognizes Sun Chemical’s portfolio of mono-web protective coatings which enable mono-web film structures as alternatives to …

Sun Chemical Issues Latest Sustainability Report

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A.  – April 17, 2023 – Sun Chemical released its thirteenth sustainability report, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to sustainability and social responsibility in all aspects of its business.

As part of Sun Chemical’s ongoing process to achieve its targets to reduce CO2 levels by at least 50 percent by 2030 and becoming net …

DIC and Idemitsu Kosan Agree to Begin Exploring the Production of Biomass Polystyrene

TOKYO — March 10, 2023 — DIC Corporation announced today that it has reached an agreement with Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., to build a new biomass plastics supply chain, as well as to begin exploring the production of biomass polystyrene*. Actual production of biomass polystyrene, at DIC’s Yokkaichi Plant, is scheduled to commence by the …

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets Validated by SBTi

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – March 1, 2023 – The greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets of Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as being consistent with levels that climate science says are necessary to limit average global warming to well below two degrees Celsius …

DIC to Exhibit at the Second Annual Sustainable Material Expo (SUSMA) Tokyo Show

TOKYO — November 30, 2022 — DIC Corporation will participate in the second annual Sustainable Material Expo (SUSMA) Tokyo Show, which will be held from December 7–9, 2022, at the Makuhari Messe convention center. The Company also plans to hold a simultaneous virtual trade show on its global website: https://www.dic-global.com/en/event/susma/.

In line with its …

Sun Chemical Receives TLMI’s Calvin Frost Sustainability Leadership Journey Award

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A.  – October 31, 2022 – Sun Chemical’s sustainability efforts were recognized with the Calvin Frost Sustainability Leadership Journey Award in the supplier category by TLMI.

The Calvin Frost Journey Award is earned by a TLMI member company that has publicly stated goals and begun implementing short-term actions aimed at long-term metrics to …

Sun Chemical to Highlight the “Power of Sustainable Packaging” at PACK EXPO International 2022

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A.  – September 27, 2022 – Supporting the theme “Power of Sustainable Packaging,” Sun Chemical will highlight and present its complete portfolio of solutions for packaging and narrow web, tag, and labels at booth #10200 during PACK EXPO International from October 23-26 in Chicago.

“Sun Chemical is committed to our sustainable …

DIC Strengthens Environmental Investments in Outdoor Mass Algae Cultivation Facilities of U.S. and Chinese Subsidiaries

TOKYO — September 16, 2022 — DIC Corporation will promote environmental investments approximately US$9M at Earthrise (Earthrise Nutritionals, LLC, California), a U.S. subsidiary, and Hainan DIC (Hainan DIC Microalgae Co., Ltd., Hainan), a Chinese subsidiary, producing an edible blue-green algae, Spirulina, as well as the natural blue food colorant, LINABLUE®. This investment will …

Notice Regarding Sustainability-Linked Loan Agreement

TOKYO, JAPAN — August 24, 2022 — DIC Corporation announced today that it has entered into a sustainability-linked loan (SLL) agreement with The Norinchukin Bank. This is DIC’s second SSL agreement with the bank and comes two months after its first, in June 2022.

An SLL is a loan that encourages borrowers to set ambitious …

Sun Chemical Returns to Labelexpo Americas 2022

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – August 11, 2022 – Using the theme “Power of Labels,” Sun Chemical will showcase and present its complete portfolio of solutions for the packaging and narrow web, tag and label markets to converters across North and South America during Labelexpo Americas 2022 from September 13-15 in Rosemont, Ill.

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DIC and Debut Biotech Advance and Scale Biomanufacturing of Sustainable Red Colorants for Food, Nutrition, and Cosmetics

TOKYO, JAPAN—July 29, 2022—DIC Corporation (DIC) announced the start of the second phase of a joint development agreement with California-based biotech startup Debut Biotechnology, Inc. (Debut Biotech), a synthetic biology company at the forefront of advanced biomanufacturing technology. The agreement focuses on creating natural red colorants for the food, nutrition, and cosmetics industries.

Debut Biotech’s …

Task Team Working Under the Banner of CEFLEX QRP Project Develops Mono-material Duplex Laminated Pouches Using PP Recyclates

July 14, 2022 — The CEFLEX initiative brings together more than 180 European companies, associations and organizations that represent the entire value chain of flexible packaging. To help boost recycling rates and expand sustainable end markets, a team of CEFLEX stakeholders developed a Quality Recycling Process (QRP).

The scope of QRP is to mechanically recycle …

Sun Chemical Releases Summer 2022 Regulatory Newsletter

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – July 11, 2022 – Sun Chemical has released its Summer 2022 Regulatory Newsletter for customers which can be downloaded at www.sunchemical.com/regulatory-newsletters.

“As global regulations continue to evolve and change, our customers trust Sun Chemical to not only provide sustainable solutions that comply with those updates, but to give them guidance …

DIC and SAP Partner in Pilot Project Using Blockchain Technology in the Construction of a Waste Plastics Traceability System

TOKYO, JAPAN — July 8, 2022 — DIC Corporation announced today that it has partnered with SAP SE to undertake a pilot project using blockchain technology1 in the construction of a waste plastics traceability system that will advance the recycling of plastic resources.

DIC produces and sells polystyrene, which is used widely in containers for …

Sun Chemical’s Full Portfolio of Solutions for Narrow Web on Display at Flexo and Labels 2022

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – May 17, 2022 – During Flexo and Labels 2022, Sun Chemical will showcase its complete portfolio of solutions for narrow web, tag and label markets, highlighting the sustainability benefits of its latest product and service innovations.

Using the theme “Power of Labels,” visitors of stand 6 will learn about Sun …

SunLam Contributes to Compostability of Digitally Produced Packaging with HP Indigo

SOUTH NORMANTON, UK – April 7, 2022 – Sun Chemical has collaborated with HP, Futamura and Mitsubishi Chemical to produce a compostable pack, which combines individual components (substrates, inks and adhesive) certified by leading testing organizations.

The industrial compostable pouch comprised of Futamura’s certified home and industrially compostable cellulose film, NatureFlex™ 23NK, was printed on …

Sun Chemical Releases Latest Edition of Its Annual Sustainability Report

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – December 1, 2021 – Sun Chemical released the latest edition of its Corporate Sustainability Report, which focuses on the organization’s commitment to a robust sustainability strategy comprised of three key pillars: operations, products and services, and collaborations.

As part of its sustainability strategy, Sun Chemical organized a Corporate Sustainability Committee …

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 …

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 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 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 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 …