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 the summer, but rather, continues to demonstrate further significant inflationary pressures. Raw material shortages are an ongoing concern and the competitive environment to secure these scarce resources has accelerated the cost increases within a majority of Sun Chemical’s raw material categories. In addition to raw material cost pressures, logistics and operational costs have soared, including packaging, freight, and utilities, as the economic recovery drives demand for these services.
“The dynamics within the ink market are unprecedented without signs of stabilization,” said Carlo Musso, President of EMEA Packaging Inks and Robert Fitzka, President Key Accounts and Publication Inks, Sun Chemical. “Sun Chemical’s primary objective is to keep our customers supplied with the products and services they need, and we have taken necessary steps to secure raw materials and transportation inclusive of absorbing higher costs. As a leading ink supplier, Sun Chemical is working hard to mitigate rising costs whenever possible; however, the speed of the inflationary pressures necessitates we implement price increases in the market. The percentage of increase will vary from product line to product line due to the different situation of the raw materials, but it is going to be significant due to extraordinary cost escalation of materials, energy, freight, packaging, etc.”
Sun Chemical will communicate specific increases directly with its customers. Customers with questions can reach out to their local Sun Chemical sales representative.
About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.
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 website at www.sunchemical.com. or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.