Research and Development


Sun Chemical is a Leader in Research and Development

Chemist-Lab-Test-SunChemical-FacilityRecognized as a leading source of innovation, Sun Chemical has 17 research and development centers that are committed to creating solutions that improve productivity, create new revenue opportunities for customers, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

We can tailor solutions to unique customer needs and bring new ideas and the latest technology to market, including breakthroughs in ink, coatings, and pigment technology.

With an average of two patents per month, Sun Chemical introduces new solutions that enable marketers to better manage brand colors, protect product integrity through improvements in packaging, and introduce security features that defend against counterfeiting.

Experience-Transformation-LogoNew barrier coating technology is enabling increased product shelf life and light-weighting of films used in packaging. New conductive and dielectric inks are enabling new applications in printed electronics. Sun Chemical also creates innovations for digital printing applications, including inkjet printing systems for narrow web and corrugated printing.

Other major advances we have led the way on include:

  • Polymer design and synthesis
  • Color science
  • Pigment synthesis
  • Chemical analysis and materials characterization
  • Energy-curing technology
  • Small-particle science


Video: Experience Transformation with Sun Chemical

We have a focus on sustainability with all our R&D. See how our knowledge and experience and sustainable practices are helping to transform the markets we serve.

Video: Meeting Strict Manufacturing and Environmental Standards

Explore our Frankfurt, Germany facility which meets the world’s strictest manufacturing and environmental standards to ensure that you receive inks with the highest purity in the market.

Video: Sustainability at Sun Chemical

Learn how our approach to sustainability guides the way we develop, manufacture and distribute products, as well as how we work with our customers and suppliers.