Sun Chemical Launches EB and UV Inks

PARSIPPANY, NJ | Sun Chemical has launched two new UV/EB inks for primary and secondary food packaging: SunBeam Advance EB offset inks and SunCure Advance UV inks. Both are said to be compliant with the strictest global standards in the marketplace, including Nestlé food packaging requirements and Swiss Ordinance chemical composition requirements.

Company says the two new inks meet the latest photoinitiator-safe packaging guidelines, are made with no BPA-based chemical to meet the most stringent global standards, and provide low odor as well as very low residual extractables characteristics while maintaining the highest standards of pressroom performance at the very highest press speeds.

Specifically formulated to help increase productivity by significantly reducing the number of blanket washes, these ink systems work on a variety of substrates and specifically address concerns that brand owners face due to strict labeling laws such as California’s Proposition 65.

Designed for high-speed web folding carton and flexible packaging applications, SunBeam Advance electron beam (EB) curable offset inks are said to offer the following benefits: high transfer and excellent lithographic water window properties; adhesion and abrasion resistance; outstanding cure response; excellent color recovery after a stop; hold density well to help improve overall quality. SunBeam Advance inks are considered high strength to help improve mileage and can also reduce startup and running waste.

Reported benefits of SunCure Advance UV inks are the following: designed for food packaging applications and offer excellent runnability on both super-high-speed sheet-fed and web presses; provide extremely high transfer properties and very good lithographic water window; hold density well and provide very good UV cure response under either interstation curing or delivery positioned lamp conditions. SunCure Advance inks also offer adhesion to some non-porous type stocks. This ink system can be used for the most sensitive packaging applications where low odor and extractables are essential, adds company.

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