PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – February 21, 2019 – During the 2019 ICMA EXPO, Sun Chemical will display its full range solutions for credit and laminated cards, including its screen and offset inks, pre-laid overlays, pre-patched holograms, magnetic tapes, engraved lamination plates, security applications and electronic materials.
“Sun Chemical is dedicated to providing card manufacturers, issuers and branding firms with a complete array of solutions for credit and laminated card printing,” said Anthony Renzi, Vice President, Product Management of Packaging Inks, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “During ICMA EXPO, we look forward to showing how customers can streamline their card printing operations through Sun Chemical’s wide selection of solutions.”
Sun Chemical Screen and Offset Inks Specially Formulated for Adhesion to Plastic Cards
Visitors of booth #303 and #305 will be introduced to Sun Chemical’s SunCarte® family of screen and offset inks, adhesives, and varnishes which can be customized to deliver various metallic finishes while offering high bond strength, adherence to lamination, and consistent color reproduction. SunCarte inks are easy to use and provide excellent adhesion to common plastics, helping printers meet the needs of the plastic card market.
The SunCarte product line includes UV screen inks offering a variety of finishing options for use on plastic cards. SunCarte UVPC Opaque White ink was specially designed to work on colored PVC core material, while SunCarte UVPC-Clear ink can be used to provide pearl, silver, gold and special effect color finishes. UVPC-Clear also offers adhesive properties as the ultra-thin cured ink film minimizes the buildup profile.
SunCarte also includes an Offset UV Plastic Card ink series designed exclusively for use on plastic cards. Compatible with a wide range of plastics, SunCarte Offset UV Plastic Card inks offer high bond strength, excellent printability and heat resistant colors. The plastic card inks can also be used with the Sun Chemical Dispenser Program’s MX12 ink dispensers.
Unique Security Elements for the Plastic and Security Cards Market through C.T.LAY
With its acquisition of Italian-based C.T.LAY, Sun Chemical offers one of the most technologically-advanced product portfolios for the plastic and security cards market, including expanded manufacturing capabilities, technical service departments, and sales teams to better serve its customers worldwide.
C.T.LAY is a global leader in pre-laid overlays, pre-patched holograms, and, through its joint-venture branch 4PLATE, experienced in lamination plates and sophisticated lamination plates with security elements and plasma coatings.
“Sun Chemical is proud to offer one of the most technologically-advanced product portfolios for the plastic and security cards market,” said Mehran Yazdani, President of Sun Chemical Advanced Materials and Pigments. “Our acquisition of C.T.LAY has helped Sun Chemical to better serve our plastic card customers around the world.”
Magnetic Tape Options Offer Excellent Magnetic Characteristics for Credit/Lamination Cards
Having supplied the financial sector globally with high quality magnetic tape for more than 40 years, Sun Chemical Advanced Materials can provide card manufacturers with standard, color, and printed magnetic tape options (based on DIC technology) which are aesthetically attractive with high durability and reliability. DIC’s magnetic tape exhibits excellent magnetic characteristics, including high resolution and low noise with precise wave form.
To learn more about Sun Chemical’s products for the plastic card market, visit www.sunchemical.com/plasticcards to download a white paper or visit Sun Chemical booths #303 and #305 at the 2019 ICMA EXPO on March 31-April 3 at the Omni Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla.
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 sunchemical.com.