Sun Chemical showcases its metal decorating products for monobloc, tube and aerosol cans as well as additional services ranging from special effects coatings and brand color management to brand protection solutions, laser marking and print standardization at Cannex 2019.
The show was held in Denver, US from May 1 to 3.
The company’s SunDuo inks for two-piece cans optimize metal can print production with printability at high speeds, good adhesion and a high pigment load.
The inks are suitable for the printing of non-varnish and overvarnish steel and aluminum cans.
Meanwhile, the SunTrio ink range for three-piece cans for sheetfed printing has press performance and adhesion between layers and to the substrate.
SunTrio, both in ultra violet and conventional, is suitable for all types of metal cans and closures, from crowns to drums, aluminum pilfer proof caps, aerosols, food cans and fish drawn cans.
Its SunAltec series of inks are designed for decoration of monobloc aerosols, drink bottles and aluminum collapsible tubes, which offer quality and fastness properties with performance, quality, productivity and chemical resistance properties.
Part of the SunAltec product family on display, the MB Plus Series is an ink series for the application on monobloc aerosols.
The series uses an alkyd-based ink system that has been modified for optimum performance on new generation product lines utilizing today’s basecoat technology.
In addition, SunColorBox is a ‘toolkit’ that comprises a set of applications and services aimed at supporting converters to produce consistent brand colors, anywhere in the world, within a fully integrated and optimized digital process, from design to press.
Manufacturers who have implemented SunColorBox have achieved substantial savings in press make-ready time, right first time on press, substrate waste and more.
One SunColorBox tool allows converters to create a digital proof simulating the metal decorating substrate that can be quickly produced and verified as an achievable target, accelerating the color approval process.
Through Sun Chemical’s partnership with CGS and the use of a Roland digital inkjet printer, converters can now bypass the costly process of providing brand owners with a manual wet proof if they wanted to see a proof of a concept or mock-up sample.