Labels that Transform

Dedicated to Transforming Labels Sustainably

Backed by 200+ years of knowledge and experience, Sun Chemical is committed to supporting the narrow web, tag and label industry achieve its sustainability goals. The industry is especially committed to improving plastic waste, considering that:

  • An estimated 12 billion metric tons of plastic waste are expected to be in landfills by 2050
  • There could be more plastic than fish (by weight) in the world’s oceans by 2050

As the market transforms to dramatically improve the sustainability of NWTL packaging, Sun Chemical is at the forefront of R&D to propel those eco-initiatives forward. We invite you to download the infographic which explains what is driving sustainability for label packaging and offers some eco-friendly printing tips that will help improve recycling rates.

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.

Using our 5Rs framework (Reuse, Reduce, Renew, Recycle and Redesign) as a guide, Sun Chemical invests significantly in R&D to improve the eco-efficiency and sustainability of packaging that utilizes its inks, coatings and adhesives to support a circular economy.

Sun Chemical has produced a guide – Sustainable Growth – to help you grow your business sustainably and contribute to the circular economy. This ‘how-to’ guide is built around the 5Rs.

By implementing the practices of this guide and choosing to operate more sustainably, your print operation will not only play a vital role in helping to reduce waste and lower global COemissions, it can also cut costs, boost business growth and significantly enhance public perception. We invite you to download the guide to learn more about the 5Rs and see how they can help your business achieve its sustainability goals.


Sun Chemical's SunEco Portfolio of Solutions for the NWTL Market


SunScreen Real-time Coating Monitoring

SunScreen is a new system that monitors coating during the printing operation in real-time. The system helps to replace plastic and increase recycling.


SolarFlex CRCL for Shrink & Non-Shrink Applications

Developed for UV flexo applications, these inks allow for the removal of ink from PET film without a primer, increasing the recyclability of products that use shrink labels.


SunCure Mono-web Coatings

Our award-winning SunCure UV flexo coatings eliminate the lamination process, ultimately saving adhesive, film and processing, while also reducing carbon footprint.


SunVisto AquaGreen Renewable Ink Series

These water-based inks are formulated with the highest level of bio-renewable resin content the industry has to offer, providing a high-quality finish brand owners should value.



Printers using SunColorBox, a digital color matching toolkit that produces brand colors consistently anywhere in the world, saw a 30-40% reduction in substrate waste.


SolarFlex High Adhesion Technology

The SolarFlex UV flexo ink series is designed to provide the high adhesion needed without the use of a primer for the most challenging substrates.


SolarWave UV-LED Inks

These UV-LED curable inks enable environmental improvements within industrial processes, including lower energy consumption and no ozone generation.


Sun Chemical Security

Sun Chemical Security is our dedicated global security solutions business unit that provides high-quality security solutions to help protect your products from counterfeiters.


SunEvo Digital Coatings

These digital coatings are an ideal choice for ensuring high durability, and can offer a cost-effective and more sustainable alternative to lamination processes.

Aligning Our Sustainability Goals with the United Nations to Benefit the NWTL Market

We’re aligning with the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development by incorporating sustainability in all aspects of our business, from sourcing, manufacturing and the distribution of goods, to regulatory guidance and the development of biorenewable products and other solutions that improve the eco-efficiency of customer processes.


Packaging Strategies Podcast: Achieving Sustainability in the Narrow Web, Tag & Label Market
Sustainability Report
Video: Experience Transformation with Sun Chemical
Flexible Packaging Podcast: A Look into the Role Inks Play in Recycling
Washable Inks Video
SunScreen Video
Video: Sustainability at Sun Chemical
Packaging Strategies Podcast: Sustainable Packaging Solutions for Labels and Narrow Web
SunColorBox Guide
5Rs Infographic: Growing Your Package Production Sustainably
SunScreen Real-time Coating Monitoring
SunVisto AquaGreen Video
SunColorBox Video
SunColorBox Overview
FLEXO Tech Talk Webinar: Redesigning Packaging Sustainably While Maintaining Performance