Inks for Surface and Reverse Print Adhesive Lamination Flexible Packaging
The global family of SunUno inks provide high bond strengths with both solvent-based and solvent-free lamination technologies to optimize pressroom operations.
These high-strength colors provide shelf standout for brands and high quality packaging for today’s competitive industry and are formulated specifically for both surface and reverse print adhesive lamination applications across an extensive range of flexible packaging substrates.
The ability of the SunUno series of inks to print at the highest quality with one single ink on both surface and lamination applications is unique and unprecedented in the industry, and offers converters the benefits of ink consolidation on multiple presses as well as minimal inventory.
The key ink solution in this family of inks is SunUno Solimax. In the United States, we have at least three SunUno Solimax systems, including:
- SunUno Solimax – the workhorse system with the widest versatility in terms of films and adhesive compatibility
- SunUno Solimax AP – a compostable system
- SunUno Solimax EL – a system focused on higher extrusion bonds
SunUno Solimax AP
A member of the SunUno ink family, SunUno Solimax AP provides a single platform that can cover multiple end-use applications and was developed and certified as Vinçotte-TÜV for use on “OK Compost” packaging. Solimax flexographic solvent-based inks are suitable for printing on various plastic films intended for both external printing and lamination with adhesives. These are suitable for pasteurization, with heat treatment.
Compostable packaging results in less waste going into landfill/incineration and shows how the industry is being responsible for end-of-life scenarios. These Sun Chemical compostable inks are used primarily for snack food applications like energy bars, biscuits, coffee cups and waste bags.
Designed to improve the eco-efficiency of printing processes, SunUno Solimax AP serves as another example of Sun Chemical products with sustainability benefits that align our goals with those of the United Nations in its Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our Guide to Sustainable Packaging identifies actions Sun Chemical has taken that we believe will have a positive impact in the development of a more sustainable flexible packaging market.