Sun Chemical – Celebrating 200th anniversary

USA • Throughout the remainder of 2018, the company will celebrate its 200th anniversary.

According to its own estimatges, Sun Chemical has helped transform the printing industry by leading the way as the first to develop UV inks, water-based inks, pigmented flexo inks and flexo inks for polyethylene films. The company was also the first to create the four-colour wet process inks system in 1906, now commonly known as CMYK printing. In addition, Sun Chemical is a pioneer in the development of migration-compliance inks.


Sun Chemical has been manufacturing pigments since 1907. Today, the Performance Pigments Division is a global leader in the pigments industry offering a wide array of pigments, effects and preparations for the coatings, cosmetics, plastics, inks and specialties markets. Continuous innovation in new colour space and providing unique colours and effects into a variety of existing and new markets, has enabled tremendous growth globally.

With DIC Corporation’s acquisition of the company in 1987, Sun Chemical became the truly global company it is today with growth within the Latin American and Middle Eastern markets and the formation of the Advanced Materials division, which delivers compounds, polymers and application materials to broad markets.

Sun Chemical Advanced Materials offers a vast array of solutions including silver inks for 3D printing systems, nanosilver inks for inkjet systems, soldermasks, pressure sensitive adhesives for electronics and displays and SunMotion, a display solution for point of purchase displays.

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, offers printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, the company has annual sales of more than USD 7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees. Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also be interested in: