The Power of Folding Carton

Sun Chemical’s Approach to Sustainable Folding Carton

Sun Chemical is committed to supporting the folding carton industry achieve its sustainability goals.

Our approach to sustainable product development includes risk management and eco-efficiency improvements, as well as a proactive approach in working with suppliers, customers, and industry trade groups to promote best practices.

For the folding carton market, we’ve developed ink systems that have been formulated to exhibit a high degree of color transparency to help create luxurious vivid color graphic effects on metallized, lenticular and holographic board stocks frequently used for pharmaceutical, perfume, liquor, cosmetic and POP applications.

We’ve gone even further than that; we’ve developed a solution that reduces the need for metallized board and still achieves high brilliance metallic effects. Used on any standard paper or board substrate and applied in-line through a combination of ultra-smooth primer and high-brilliance silver ink where metallic effect is required, inks can be created with a high reflectivity of metallic colors.

Critical to our approach is aligning our goals with those of the United Nations in its Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, “a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.”

Our Guide to Sustainable Packaging identifies actions we have taken that align with some of the 17 UN goals below that we believe will have a positive impact in the development of a more sustainable folding carton market.


Sustainability Report
SunColorBox Guide
Guide to Sustainable Metal Packaging
Video: Sustainability at Sun Chemical