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Sun Chemical to showcase updated portfolio of ink technologies

Sun Chemical to showcase updated portfolio of ink technologies

Under the umbrella theme of ‘Brighter Ideas, Sun Chemical will use FESPA 2018 to present its comprehensive portfolio of world-class inks and compatible technologies for multiple applications across the graphics, textile and industrial markets.

Highlighting the depth and breadth of its solutions as one of the world’s largest and most innovative producers of inks and a single source for all ink requirements, Sun Chemical will be demonstrating its capabilities and expertise within four zones on the stand, (Stand on Stand D20, Hall 2.2) namely Graphics, Digital Textiles, Industrial and Partnerships & Technology.

For both the screen and the wide format graphic arts markets, Sun Chemical will be showcasing Streamline, a new addition to its range of solvent-based, alternative inkjet inks, designed for use with wide and super wide format printers, which will be presented on the stand with a ‘live demonstration’ Mutoh printer. Streamline UML is colour-matched to the popular Mutoh UMS CMYK ink series, formulated from Sun Chemical’s highly successful HPQ-LO (High Print Quality – Low Odour) backbone ink chemistry platform with Greenguard Gold certification for indoor emissions. Also new to the Streamline family in response to the challenge facing many printers of managing operating costs to maintain profitability, Sun Chemical is launching the Rapide ‘value’ series solvent inks for both super wide and wide format printer platforms.

Representatives of Streamline’s field engineering team, another key component of its customer commitment, will be available on the stand at FESPA to explain how they can improve printer productivity in the workplace, while SunPromo experts from Sun Chemical will also be on hand to discuss the SunPromo range of inks for a wide range of screen graphic applications.

For the digitally-printed textile market, Sun Chemical will present the Sonata DTR500 ink series, which has been developed for the Mimaki TS500 printer that uses Ricoh Gen 5 printheads and Sonata DTE, which has been formulated for printers with faster twin Epson DX 6-7-TFP printheads, Sonata DTE is suitable for both transfer and direct-to-fabric printing offered and is available in one- litre screw-top pouches and two-litre MBIS compatible pouches.

Streamline TXT, which is offered in one-litre bottles, is ideal for both transfer and direct-to-fabric printing using single Epson DX 4-5 generation printers, while SunTex, Sun Chemical’s range of four textile inkjet inks optimised for Epson and Ricoh printheads, delivers high quality and performance, combined with improved ink consumption when compared to leading competitors, SunTex inks are formulated to enable long print runs on high-speed printers. The SunTex inks meet the Oeko-Tex EcoPass certification, enabling printers to achieve the Oeko-Tex 100 printed garment certification. SunTex Encore, Sun Chemical’s innovative SunTex Encore pigmented textile ink series for both Epson and Ricoh Gen 5 printheads, uses innovative polymer chemistry developed by DIC, Sun Chemical’s parent company, in Japan. Visitors to the stand can also see a live print demonstration using the Encore ink series. The printer will showcase the latest two-litre ink pouch system, developed to facilitate more efficient and cost-effective printing.

On display in the Industrial zone will be a range of products including SunMotion, a viable alternative to back-lit signage and LCD displays. Through the use of invisible ink printed onto plastic substrates that come alive when exposed to focused LED lights, SunMotion provides brand owners with alternative colour and motion advertising.

Visitors will also be able to see SunHytek, heat and humidity-resistant ink solutions (including FasciaCoat, Sun Chemical’s hardcoat varnish for dashboard fascia) for high-tech, appliance panel and automotive applications, where a combination of high visual impact and long-term durability is required. Aqueous, formable and VOC-free, FasciaCoat is a hard varnish that dries to a matte finish, thus minimising glare, and has the ability to ‘self-heal’ scratches created during the production process. SunCarte, offers a high peel strength, colour consistent screen and offset inks, adhesives and varnishes for laminated plastic cards.

Also on display will be products from C.T.LAY, which will bolster Sun Chemical’s portfolio of magnetic tapes, screen and security inks, and electronic materials for plastic and security ID cards. A global leader in pre-laid overlays and pre-patched holograms, C.T.LAY, through its joint-venture branch 4PLATE, is also experienced in lamination plates with security elements and plasma coatings.

Within the Partnerships & Technology zone, SunJet, the global inkjet brand of Sun Chemical, will highlight the capabilities of its joint development projects with OEM partners, system integrators and printhead manufacturers through the presentation of its latest breakthrough ink chemistries and digital technologies for a broad range of market sectors including, graphics, décor, textile, industrial and packaging. The SunJet team will be available throughout the show to meet with existing and prospective partners and explore collaborative projects that will continue to push the boundaries of digital inkjet.

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