Transforming Paper Packaging

Transform Your Paper Packaging Sustainably

Every year, 46 million tons of paper/board packaging waste is produced and only 68.2% of it gets recycled. Now more than ever, the opportunity is before us to reduce that waste and improve recycling rates. Sun Chemical is committed to supporting the paper packaging industry achieve its sustainability goals with our unique knowledge and 200+ years of experience.

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.

By 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.

For the paper packaging market, we have developed inks with the highest bio-renewable content in the market as well as inks and coatings that are recyclable or certified and specified to be compostable. If the sustainability goal converters and brands want to achieve is to print packaging using mono-materials, we have the solutions to help achieve those goals. Our SunEco portfolio of products for the paper packaging market have a wide variety of solutions to help you achieve your sustainability objectives.

We invite you to download our paper packaging infographic which explains:

  • what the sustainability landscape looks like for paper packaging
  • what that means for converters and brand owners
  • how our solutions can help meet your sustainability goals


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Sun Chemical's SunEco Portfolio of Solutions for the Paper Packaging Market


SunVisto® AquaGreen

SunVisto® AquaGreen inks are comprised of bio-based raw materials and deliver equal to superior performance. With full adoption, CO2 emissions can be reduced by over 30 percent or approximately 700,000 tons per year.


Mono-material Coatings

Mono-material coatings remove the complexities of packaging layers, improving recyclability and compostability. Listen to podcast to learn more.



SunConnect™ is a user-friendly, entry level digital color management solution for flexo water-based packaging printers who have not implemented a digital color management workflow because of cost and/or reluctance to digital technologies.


SunPak® Migration-Compliant Inks

Based on renewable bio-based materials, SunPak award-winning migration compliant inks deliver low VOCs and assurance that printing can occur inside and outside of a package in contact with foods and sensitive materials.


SunUno Solimax

SunUno Solimax is an ink platform that can cover multiple end-use applications and was developed and certified as Vinçotte-TÜV for use on “OK Compost” packaging, resulting in less waste going into landfill/incineration.


SunBeam Electron Beam Curing Inks

The SunBeam family of EB curing inks use bio-based raw materials, comply with low migration and low odor requirements, and help lower print waste.

Aligning Our Sustainability Goals with the United Nations to Benefit the Paper Packaging 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.







Sustainability Report
SunColorBox Guide
SunVisto AquaGreen Video
Video: Sustainability at Sun Chemical
Troubleshooting Guide for Paper Packaging Printing
Sustainable Growth Guide: How to Grow Your Packaging Production Sustainably
FLEXO Tech Talk Webinar: Redesigning Packaging Sustainably While Maintaining Performance