Sun Chemical and Lohmann Form Partnership for Plastic and Laminated Cards Market Ahead of ICMA EXPO 2024

Partnership Supports Increasing Demands for Sustainable Plastic Cards

PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. – May 7, 2024 – Ahead of ICMA EXPO 2024, Sun Chemical and adhesive tape manufacturer, Lohmann, have formed a partnership designed to help plastic and laminated card manufacturers achieve their sustainability goals.

The partnership aims to support increasing industry demands for more sustainable products, including the elimination of virgin PVC substrates for banking cards by instead using recycled PVC, PLA or other bio-based plastics and alternative materials that do not harm the environment.

“We’re seeing customers already making the switch to recycled or bio-based plastic solutions for their plastic cards, but when you switch substrates, the bonding requirements for tapes change and the old solutions that worked for virgin PVC are no longer as effective on these alternate substrates,” said Mike Jackson, International Sales Manager, Product Manager Tape Solutions, Sun Chemical. “Lohmann offers a solution to that challenge, ensuring that tapes on plastic cards bond properly and effectively. Our partnership with Lohmann will allow us to deliver more sustainable solutions to our customers while maintaining the highest standard of quality for the plastic card industry.”

Lohmann offers an extensive selection of low-emission, double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes and reactive adhesive films that contain age-resistant and chemical-resistant properties for various substrates. For the financial card market, Lohmann has developed new chip bonding tape suitable for the next generation of banking cards.

“Lohmann is dedicated to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals by creating responsible bonding solutions that maintain performance when fused to a range of recyclable or bio-based substrates,” said Christoph Krämer, Senior Market Manager Cards & Security, Lohmann. “Sun Chemical’s similar commitment to sustainability and existing network in the plastic and laminated card market is the perfect complement to Lohmann’s expertise in bonding engineering. Together, we can lead the industry toward more sustainable innovations and enable our customers to meet their goals.”

Highlights at Sun Chemical’s Booth

During ICMA EXPO, Sun Chemical’s Security Solutions division will display its full range of products for credit and laminated cards at booth #514, including: pre-laid overlays, pre-patched holograms, magnetic tapes, standard finishes and engraved lamination plates, screen and offset inks, security applications and electronic materials.

Visitors to the booth will learn about Sun Chemical’s standard, color and printed magnetic tapes that have been supplied to the global financial sector for over four decades. Durable, reliable and of the highest quality, Sun Chemical’s magnetic tapes have high resolution and low noise with exact wave form.

“ICMA EXPO 2024 provides a unique opportunity to connect the value chain and will be the best place to highlight this new partnership with Lohmann and demonstrate the solutions we can offer for plastic cards,” said Renato Rossi, Business Manager Latin America, Sun Chemical. “We look forward to connecting with customers and showcasing our sustainable solutions that will help card producers to achieve their goals.”

Sun Chemical’s SunCarte® screen and offset inks, adhesives and varnishes will also be highlighted at the booth. Included in this portfolio are UV screen inks for plastic cards and offset UV plastic card inks which are designed with high bond strength, superior printability and heat-resistant colors, exclusively for plastic cards. These inks adhere well to lamination, have consistent color reproduction and can be customized to provide a wide range of metallic finishes.

For more information, attend Lohmann’s presentation about Reliable Bonding on Eco-Friendly Card Materials on Wednesday May 15th at 2pm or visit Sun Chemical’s booth #514 at ICMA EXPO 2024 (May 13-16) at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld or visit

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About Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG
Founded back in 1851, the family-owned company headquartered in Neuwied, Germany, is considered a pioneer in adhesive tape technology whose solutions are in demand around the globe.The company offers high-tech adhesive solutions for applications primarily in the automotive sector, construction & architecture, consumer goods, electronics and flexographic industries. The creative innovations of Lohmann’s Bonding Engineers range from multifunctional adhesive tapes to high-precision die-cuts and process integration.Research and development with constant attention to sustainability aspects are Lohmann’s top priority: The multifunctional TwinMelt® technology or the UV light-activated UV-LUX® technology significantly reduce the company’s carbon footprint and are an integral part of the holistic contribution to sustainability. Learn more at

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 or connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram.



Heather Buchholz
Sun Chemical
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