10 April 2018

Sun Chemical Showcasing Range Of New Inks

Sun Chemical showcasing range of new inks.

Sun Chemical will present its portfolio of inks and technologies for multiple applications across the graphics, textile and industrial markets.

Sun Chemical will be demonstrating its capabilities and expertise within four zones on its stand at FESPA 2018 (taking place from 15-18 May at Messe Berlin), including graphics, digital textiles, industrial and partnerships and technology.

For both the screen and the wide format graphic arts markets, Sun Chemical will be showcasing the following in its graphics zone at FESPA 2018:

Streamline – new to its range of solvent-based, alternative inkjet inks, designed for wide and super wide format printers, Streamline UML is SunChemical’s latest ink series for the wide format market and will be presented on the stand with a ‘live demonstration’ Mutoh printer. Streamline UML is colour-matched to the popular Mutoh UMS CMYK ink series, formulated from Sun Chemical’s highly successful High Print Quality – Low Odour (HPQ-LO) backbone ink chemistry platform with Greenguard Gold certification for indoor emissions.

Also new to the Streamline family in response to the challenge facing many printers of managing operating costs to maintain profitability, Sun Chemical is launching the Rapide ‘value’ series solvent inks for both super wide and wide format printer platforms.

For the digitally-printed textile market, Sun Chemical will present the following in its digital textiles zone:

Sonata DTR500 – new for FESPA 2018, the Sonata DTR500 ink series has been developed for the Mimaki TS500 printer, which uses Ricoh Gen 5 print heads.

Sonata DTE – formulated for printers with faster twin Epson DX 6-7-TFP print heads, Sonata DTE is suitable for both transfer and direct-to-fabric printing offered. Sonata DTE is available in one litre screw-top pouches and two litre MBIS compatible pouches.

Streamline TXT – offered in one litre bottles, Streamline TXT is ideal for both transfer and direct-to-fabric printing using single Epson DX 4-5 generation printers.

SunTex – Sun Chemical’s range of four textile inkjet inks optimised for Epson and Ricoh print  heads. Delivering high quality and performance, combined with improved ink consumption when compared to leading competitors, SunTex inks are formulated to enable long print orders on high speed printers. The SunTex inks meet the Oeko-Tex EcoPass certification, enabling printers to achieve the Oeko-Tex 100 printed garment certification.

SunTex Encore – Sun Chemical’s innovative SunTex Encore pigmented textile ink series for both Epson and Ricoh Gen 5 print heads. The highly vibrant coloured Encore series uses innovative polymer chemistry developed by DIC, Sun Chemical’s parent company, in Japan.

On display in the industrial zone will be a range of products including:

SunMotion – an alternative to backlit signage and LCD displays, Sun Chemical will be showcasing for the first time at FESPA a recently acquired a new innovative technology, SunMotion. Through the use of invisible ink printed onto plastic substrates that come alive when exposed to focused LED lights, SunMotion provides brand owners with alternative colour and motion advertising.

SunHytek – heat and humidity-resistant ink solutions (including FasciaCoat, Sun Chemical’s hardcoat varnish for dashboard fascia) for high-tech, appliance panel and automotive applications, where a combination of high visual impact and long-term durability is required. Aqueous, formable and VOC-free, FasciaCoat is a hard varnish that dries to a matte finish, minimising glare, and that has the ability to ‘self-heal’ scratches created during the production process.

SunCarte – high peel strength, colour consistent screen and offset inks, adhesives and varnishes for laminated plastic cards. Also on display will be products from T.LAY, which will bolster Sun Chemical’s portfolio of magnetic tapes, screen and security inks, and electronic materials for plastic and security ID cards.

SunPoly – screen inks formulated for high-speed screen printing on a variety of container substrates.

SunTronic – a range of advanced materials for printed electronic applications. Offering enhanced conductivities and ultra-fine line printing, these state-of-the-art technologies combine with digital ink jet printing to deliver material solutions for applications that add functionality to packaging, labels or point of sale collateral.

Touchcode – Sun Chemical’s smart packaging solution, Touchcode is a series of printed conductors embedded in cards, labels and packaging that interact with touchscreen enabled devices, smartphones and tablets. More cost-effective than NFC or RFID and invisible unlike barcodes or QR codes, the technology effectively ensures brand authenticity as well as brand awareness and stronger promotions.

Nanosilver – designed for use with industry leading inkjet and aerosol jet systems in printed electronics, Sun Chemical’s nanosilver inks deliver the industry’s best performing low temperature sintering properties. Its unique chemistry also offers long open life, superior jetting performance and compatibility with most commercial and industrial printheads. Sun Chemical’s nanosilver inks enable customers to work with one nanosilver from prototype to production.

Within the partnerships and technology zone, SunJet, the global inkjet brand of Sun Chemical, will highlight:

The capabilities of its joint development projects with OEM partners, system integrators and print head manufacturers through the presentation of its latest breakthrough ink chemistries and digital technologies for a broad range of market sectors including: graphics, décor, textile, industrial and packaging.

SEPAREL – DIC’s proprietary hollow fibre membrane technology for the degassing (removal of dissolved gasses) of inkjet ink, SEPAREL delivers consistently smooth printing, reduced substrate and ink waste, shortened printer cleaning times and lower printer cleaning costs. Unlike traditional microfiltration membranes, SEPAREL hollow fibre membranes significantly reduce inkjet ink evaporation during degasification and can degasify inkjet ink at any parts per billion (ppb) level.

Upcoming FESPA events include FESPA Africa, the region’s largest, focused exhibition for the wide format digital printing, screen printing, garment decoration and textile printing, which is co-located with Sign Africa and Africa Print, the region’s leading events for the signage industry. The event is taking place from 12-14 September 2017 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.