Sun Chemical Launching Ink-Producing Base Concentrates

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SolarVerse is a range of highly pigmented, low viscosity, multipurpose UV flexo base concentrates, designed to be easily dispensed through a standard UV flexo dispenser and offering significant benefits in terms of cost savings and flexibility.

By simply blending a SolarVerse base concentrate with a specific, optimised technology varnish, different, finished ink profiles can be produced, ready for use on press in whatever colour specified. As SolarVerse bases are formulated with materials suitable for migration-compliant applications when mixed with the appropriate technology varnish, the single base range is also ideal for UV flexo food packaging and label applications. With the same SolarVerse base concentrates being used for each ink profile, colour consistency is also maintained regardless of the end print use.

Sun Chemical will also be introducing a new concept for food compliant UV flexo products within the SolarVerse system, under the brand name SolarFlex Zero. This technology has been shown to achieve exceptionally low odour and migration characteristics in food compliant label and packaging applications. Sun Chemical will be making this available for market validation in the coming months.

The company has also announced its latest range of UV LED curing SolarWave flexo and SunWave offset inks. The fully EuPIA compliant SunWave Lumina offset inks are suitable for use on all sheetfed UV LED press types, including those equipped with low energy mercury lamps, and deliver leading lithographic performance that helps printers to achieve increased productivity.

SolarWave FSP UV LED flexo food compliant inks are available as finished inks or as part of the SolarVerse system through a dedicated UV LED technology varnish. The inks demonstrate all the capabilities of conventional UV flexo inks when cured under suitable UV LED curing systems.

These solutions will be showcased at Labelexpo Europe, taking place 24-27 September.

SUN CHEMICAL www.sunchemical.com