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Sun Chemical to Showcase Latest Innovations for the Plastic Industry at K 2022

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA — September 6, 2022 — Under the theme: ‘Your Global Partner,’ Sun Chemical will present its leading polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) portfolio and world benchmark colour solutions to the plastics industry at K 2022 (19-26 October 2022, Messe Dusseldorf) on stand A53, Hall 8B.

Pigments

The Color Materials division of Sun Chemical will showcase a range of technologies in applications and product innovations that aim to meet the increasing sustainability and performance demands of the plastics industry.

On the stand, Sun Chemical will be launching Microlen® Blue 7460 ECO, a sustainable end-of-life solution for compostable plastics. Blue and green options are particularly limited when it comes to meeting regulations requirements such as EN 13432. Microlen® Blue 7460 ECO is a new solution that significantly extends the workable colour space for compostable plastics.

Sun Chemical will also be presenting its colour solutions for mechanical recycling, including:

  • Sicopal® Black K 0098 FK. This highly sustainable alternative to carbon black, enables the plastics recycling industry to efficiently sort and re-process plastic waste. As Sicopal® Black K 0098 FK is extremely heat stable and widely supported for food contact uses, including microwave and oven applications, it can substitute carbon black in all formulations and uses. It is available in mono-pigment preparations forms as well. Microlen® Black 0098 MP and Eupolen® PE Black 00-9805 will also be introduced as they provide non-dusting and free flowing in optimally dispersed pigment. These properties improve processability and provide an economic benefit to customers.
  • Paliotol® Yellow K 1839 FP. This color solution supports the trend towards sustainable fibres and textiles colouration and provides more design options thanks to its higher colour strength and chroma. It will soon complement Sun Chemical’s broad range of colours for fibers, including products certified with ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®.

For the most demanding production processes and engineering polymers, Sun Chemical offers pigments with outstanding heat resistance, durability and chemical stability. In the orange or red colour space, innovative inorganic pigments such as Sicopal® Orange K 2430 or Sicopal® Red K 3050 FK meet the performance requirements for PA6 or PPS for automotive and e-mobility. These products combined with shading partners can run the “Xtra Mile” in the target colour space, standing up to the most demanding needs.

Finally, Sun Chemical will be showcasing new, dazzling formulations for special effect pigments for automotive exteriors that can provide a high sparkle and durable look, using cutting-edge digitalisation software – Appearance Exchange Format (AxF™) files.  Learn more at https://www.colors-effects.com/market-segment/plastics/.

PPS Solutions

Sun Chemical provides future-oriented PPS compounds for use in the automotive industry. The company is the leading global PPS compound manufacturer. Its PPS compound portfolio, of more than 250 grades, is the broadest available anywhere in the world.

At K, Sun Chemical will display a range of developments suitable for: automotive E-power trains such as E-engines, power electronics, lithium-ion cells and batteries for hybrid and battery cars, and pipe extrusion for thermal management of both combustion and electrical engines.

This includes:

  • PPS Z-200-XP – The company’s newly developed grade, is an unfilled, impact modified, extrusion Polyphenylene Sulfide grade designed for use in pipe and tube applications. The solution offers high viscosity at the optimum level for the extrusion process, combined with high flexibility and elasticity, which enables a smooth heat-forming process, while maintaining chemical & heat resistance.
  • PPS Z-240 BLACK – Sun Chemical’s injection moulding grade for bus bar applications for hybrid and electric cars. It offers high flowability, temperature and heat shock resistance, high dielectric strength and very low dimensional tolerances.

Customers can rely on a worldwide network of support and expertise for all PPS solutions being showcased, ranging from sales assistance and customer service to technical support.

Screen, Pad & Specialist Inks

Sun Chemical will also showcase its comprehensive portfolio of specialist inks for various functional, industrial and graphic applications on stand C63-04, hall 4. The showcase will emphasise the diverse range of screen, pad and specialist inks available for numerous plastic and rubber applications, from inks for food compliant packaging, to functional automotive inks, protective coatings and high-tech graphics. Located in the ESMA Pavilion, Sun Chemical will illustrate its market knowledge and capabilities for automotive / high tech, IMD / FIM, plastic decoration, pad printing, functional print and printed electronics.

Partnerships

Sun Chemical solutions will also be represented at K through a number of partnerships, including the oneBARRIER partnership with BOBST, where Sun Chemical’s barrier solutions have been used for the production of enhanced recyclable mono-material PE packaging with barrier properties. A Sun Chemical expert will be available at the BOBST stand to discuss any queries.

Marc Dumont, Global Head Industry Segment Plastics, Color Materials, comments: “We are delighted to be attending the K-Fair 2022. Sustainability is a growing societal goal across the plastics industry. At Sun Chemical, we are always thriving to offer our unique combination of technologies and new product innovations closely, following market trends and enhancing our sustainability credentials. This, combined with our broad portfolio and set of capabilities from production, application know-how to customer service, makes us the ideal technological and sustainability partner for our customers to rely on. We are looking forward to showcasing our comprehensive portfolio of color materials, and PPS materials for the plastics industry at K-Fair 2022.”

To learn more about Sun Chemical’s sustainability approach download a copy of our latest report.

To learn more about Sun Chemical’s attendance at K visit – https://pgo.sunchemical.com/l/62722/2022-08-31/3v4nd12

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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, Instagram or Twitter.

 

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