Under the theme of ‘Brighter Ideas’, Sun Chemical is all set to introduce its new and upgraded ink technologies at FESPA 2018 (15-18 May) in Berlin, Germany. It will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of inks and compatible technologies for multiple applications across graphics, textile and industrial markets. Sun Chemical will demonstrate its capabilities and expertise in four different zones at Fespa, Graphics, Digital Textiles, Industrial and Partnerships & Technology.
For both the screen and the wide format graphic arts markets, the company will showcase the following products in Graphics zone. It will introduce Streamline – New to its range of solvent-based, alternative inkjet inks, designed for wide and super wide format printers. Streamline UML is Sun Chemical’s latest ink series for the wide format market and will be presented on the stand with a ‘live demonstration’ Mutoh printer.
For the digitally-printed textile market, Sun Chemical will present the following products in its Digital Textiles zone: It will introduce new Sonata DTR500 ink series which is developed for the Mimaki TS500 printer, which uses Ricoh Gen 5 printheads. It will also launch Sonata DTE – Formulated for printers with faster twin Epson DX 6-7-TFP printheads, Sonata DTE is suitable for both transfer and direct-to-fabric printing offered. Sun Chemical will showcase Streamline TXT which is ideal for both transfer and direct-to-fabric printing using single Epson DX 4-5 generation printers.
The company will launch – SunTex –a range of four textile inkjet inks optimized 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.
In addition, the company will introduce SunTex Encore – a pigmented textile ink series for both Epson and Ricoh Gen 5 printheads. The highly vibrant colored Encore series utilizes innovative polymer chemistry developed by DIC, Sun Chemical’s parent company, in Japan.
In the Industrial Zone, Sun Chemical will display a range of products including: SunMotion – A viable alternative to back lit signage and LCD displays. It will showcase 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 color and motion advertising.
The company is also expected to introduce SunHytek – a 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, minimizing glare, and that has the ability to ‘self-heal’ scratches created during the production process.
Sun Chemicals will introduce SunCarte – a High peel strength, color consistent screen and offset inks, adhesives and varnishes for laminated plastic cards. Also on display will be products from C.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.
Other products that will be showcased include: SunPoly – a Screen inks formulated for high-speed screen printing on a variety of container substrates; SunTronic – A range of advanced materials for printed electronic applications, such as printed antennae, display buss bar and transparent conductors. It offers enhanced conductivities and ultra-fine line printing. It combines with digital ink jet printing to deliver material solutions for applications that add functionality to packaging, labels or point of sale collateral.
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. Its Nanosilver brand ink is Ddesigned 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.
Within the Partnerships & Technology zone at Fespa, SunJet, the global inkjet brand of Sun Chemical, will highlight the capabilities of its joint development projects with OEM partners, system integrators and printhead 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.