Sun Chemical Receives Gold Leaf Award for “Innovative Solutions” Book

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – May 24, 2017 – Sun Chemical was honored with a Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) Gold Leaf Award for its “Innovative Solutions” book during the IADD•FSEA Odyssey Expo held on May 18th in Schaumburg, Ill.

The FSEA provides a wide range of resources to help print finishing companies remain profitable today and into the future. The Gold Leaf Awards recognize design and execution excellence in foil stamping, embossing and other specialty effects.

The “Innovative Solutions” book features 24 printed sample pages utilizing Sun Chemical UV inks and coatings. Highlights from the book include a variety of options for satin, matte and gloss printing, in addition to its SunInspire sensory coatings line which offer special effects that allow a customers’ product packaging to stand out on store shelves visually through high luster metallic, fluorescent, glitter, pearlescent, as well as iridescent finishes. SunInspire tactile coatings, ranging from coarse and gritty to soft and smooth, are also featured.

“Our goal is to help converters and brand owners develop packaging designed to help their products stand out on shelf,” said Heather Buchholz, Marketing Program Manager, Sun Chemical. “Our ‘Innovative Solutions’ book was developed for that purpose—to show customers how Sun Chemical’s inks, coatings and other special effects products can help packaging pop and grab attention. Winning this prestigious award from FSEA is an exciting honor.”

The book also talks about Sun Chemical’s SunLase laser marking solutions which adds variable data after the closure of a package, its anti-counterfeiting technology, SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings for extended freshness and shelf life of perishable products, and SunUno Solimax multi-purpose inks to maximize pressroom efficiency.

“Congratulations to Sun Chemical on its Gold winning entry for its ‘Innovative Solutions’ book,” said Jeff Peterson, Executive Director, FSEA. “This was a great piece with creative examples on how specialty UV coatings can be used in a variety of ways.”

About the Foil & Specialty Effects Association

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) provides a wide range of resources to help print finishing companies remain profitable today and into the future. From real, tangible benefits offered through cost-saving programs to educational opportunities (FSEA National Convention, IADD•FSEA Odyssey, webinars, case studies and articles) to green initiatives proving the sustainability of foil decorated paper/board, the FSEA strives to provide its members with ideas, data and solutions to grow in today’s marketplace.

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About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.

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 Web site at


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