Sun Chemical, Parsippany, New Jersey, producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds and application materials, has launched SolarVerse, a range of highly pigmented, low viscosity, multipurpose UV flexo base concentrates. The concentrates are easily dispensed through a standard UV flexo dispenser and offer customers cost savings and flexibility.
By simply blending a SolarVerse base concentrate with a specific, optimized technology varnish, different, finished ink profiles can be produced, ready for use on press in whatever color specified. As SolarVerse bases are formulated with materials suitable for migration-compliant applications when mixed with the appropriate technology varnish, the single base range also is ideal for UV flexo food packaging and label applications. With the same SolarVerse base concentrates being used for each ink profile, color consistency also is maintained regardless of the end print use.
Sun Chemical also introduced 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 odor and migration characteristics in food compliant label and packaging applications. Sun Chemical will be making this available for market validation in the coming months.
Sun Chemical also offers a 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.
For more information, visit www.sunchemical.com.