Sun Chemical Has Big Plans for LatinPack

SANTIAGO, CHILE | Sun Chemical will showcase its broad portfolio of inks, adhesives, and coatings for packaging during LatinPack 2018 at Espacio Riesco in Santiago, Chile, June 7–8. “Our customers are looking for ways to increase productivity, reduce waste, and meet brand owner requirements for sustainability, shelf standout, and color consistency,” says Fernando Tavara, president, Sun Chemical Latin America. “At LatinPack 2018, Sun Chemical will highlight a variety of innovative solutions that both meet regulatory requirements and are tailor made to meet the specific needs of each individual customer.”

To meet current trends moving toward greener living, the company will highlight SunVisto AquaGreen water-based inks. Formulated with significantly higher levels of bio-renewable sourced resin content compared to other previous market offerings from Sun Chemical, the new water-based inks are said to deliver the required critical performance attributes needed across a range of paper packaging applications to meet the requirements brands have for sustainable packaging in quick-service supermarkets and restaurants.

Company’s renewable inks will be the focus of a presentation to be given by Viviana Sayegh, technical director, Packaging, Sun Chemical Latin America, on June 8.

The SunLam family of lamination adhesives consists of water-based, solvent-free, and solvent-based products designed to meet the needs of all major packaging applications, including retort lamination for food packages. With local inventories available everywhere in Latin America along with strong local customer technical service, SunLam has been formulated to complement Sun Chemical’s range of lamination inks in the most demanding environments and applications. SunLam lamination adhesives reportedly deliver superior adhesion; a fast-curing combination of adhesive and hardener to reduce the delay between lamination, slitting, and shipping; improved resistance to strongly acidic foods and liquids; suitability for use with both flexographic and rotogravure print processes; and high bond strengths even after package sterilization or boiling. Converters can also use a SunLam lamination adhesive with oxygen barrier properties to lightweight packaging by removing a film layer while still maintaining the protective functionality required to preserve the contents and avoid migration.

SunPak FSP is a range of bio-based, lithographic, eco-friendly metallic inks for board and paper. Comprised of four colors—silver, rich gold, rich pale gold and pale gold—SunPak FSP inks reportedly are suited for food packaging, are migration-compliant, deliver outstanding printability, and offer metallic brilliance.

Suitable for surface print applications on a number of the commonly used flexible packaging substrates, SunUno Solimax multi-purpose ink system will maximize press room efficiency while simplifying the overall print production process, company says. System is intended for surface printing and lamination for various end-use applications, such as lidding materials, medical laminates, and food packaging for confectionery and snack food.

SunStrato Duratort is the latest generation of high-strength, polyurethane-based lamination inks suitable for reverse printing of flexible films for high-performance packaging applications. The inks, suitable for flexo and rotogravure printing, are said to deliver the high-speed, clean printing and low solvent retention required for maximum press efficiency and provide shelf standout. Inks are suitable for high-end lamination specifications, including high-temperature processing, retort, and sterilization, as well as demanding product resistance requirements such as egg, detergents, or aggressive cook-in sauces.

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