Sun Chemical Opens New Coatings Lab

Sun Chemical Opens New Coatings Lab

UV+EB Technology

Sun Chemical, Parsippany, New Jersey, opened a new coatings lab in its Carlstadt, New Jersey, research and development facility. It is the fourth of its kind worldwide, joining similar laboratories located in the United Kingdom and DIC R&D centers in Japan.

The 11,000 sq. ft. investment features state-of-the-art equipment and analytical support for studying migration, adhesion, permeability and other performance-related coating phenomena. A variety of equipment has been added to the new lab, including gas transmission rate analyzers, glass bottle testing instrumentation, and coatings spraying equipment to develop new and improved water, solvent, and energy-curable primers, inks and coatings.

A lab laminator will be added in 2017 to help study the interaction between ink, substrate, primers, overprint varnishes and laminating adhesives.

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