USA • During PACK EXPO 2017 taking place from September 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, NV, Sun Chemical will showcase the company’s line of renewable, compostable, eco-friendly inks, coatings and plates.
Visitors to Sun Chemical’s booth #S-6285 will be introduced to a new portfolio of eco-friendly inks and coatings that are formulated with increased levels of bio-renewable resin content compared to previous offerings from the company.
Of these, the SunSpectro SolvaGreen flexographic and gravure solvent-based ink line, features naturally derived resins and additives that, according to Sun, are meant for surface printing on biodegradable films. Additionally, the SunVisto aqua green water-based inks are formulated with high levels of bio-renewable sourced resins.
Going forward, the company suggests that by utilizing SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings, brands can further achieve sustainability goals by lightweighting packaging. Flexographic printers looking to integrate sustainable practices into their workflow can also invest in Sun Chemical’s SunGraphics SunLite In-Position Plates.
The new eco-friendly inks will be the focal point of a presentation Sun Chemical’s Greg Pace, Ph.D., corporate manager regulatory and product stewardship, will deliver called, “Reducing Environmental impact of Packaging with Eco-friendly Inks and Coatings,” at the Innovation Stage in Room C-1041 on Tuesday, September 26th at 1 p.m.
Visitors can also learn about the company’s catalogue of solutions aimed at helping brand owners give their packaging specialty inks, coating and special features such as metallic inks, fluorescents and phosphorescents, glitter effects, pearlescents, and frosted effects.
Additional solutions will also be on display.