Sun Chemical has launched two new UV/EB inks for primary and secondary food packaging that are compliant with the strictest global standards in the marketplace, including Nestlé food packaging requirements and Swiss Ordinance chemical composition requirements.

The two new inks—SunBeam® Advance EB offset inks and SunCure® Advance UV 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 like California’s Proposition 65.

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

SunCure Advance UV inks are designed for food packaging applications and offer excellent run-ability on both super high speed sheetfed and web presses. In addition to extremely high transfer properties and very good lithographic water window, these inks hold density well and provide very good UV cure response under either inter-station 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.

About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.