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Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels, 29 September to 2 OctoberSun Chemical to launch SolarFlex UV ink for food packagingSun Chemical will present its latest innovations and new product launches for the label, narrow web and packaging market on its Stand 5E45 at Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels, Belgium, from 29 September to 2 October. Focussing on the theme ‘From Concept to Consumer,’ Sun Chemical’s product portfolio  comprises of the entire packaging and labelling workflow – from initial package design concept to prepress, coatings, inks and consumables, brand integrity and compliant packaging solutions, through conversion and beyond to final point of sale. Jonathan Sexton, sales and marketing director – narrow web and screen, Sun Chemical Europe, says, “By taking visitors to our stand on a journey of our product offerings at Labelexpo, label producers and brand owners will clearly see how our extensive portfolio offers carefully developed products and solutions that address a range of challenges, while delivering a host of benefits throughout the ‘Concept to Consumer’ product lifecycle.”Jonathan Sexton, sales and marketing director – narrow web and screen, Sun Chemical EuropeOn show for the first time at Labelexpo 2015 will be a new, fully compliant SolarFlex UV Flexo opaque white ink for food packaging applications. Representing an extension to the SolarFlex Neutron white ink launched at Labelexpo in 2013, this latest addition offers excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates. Also making an introduction will be Polare, a new innovative, versatile and cost-effective ink dispenser range designed to optimize the dispensing of lower volume spot inks. Polare, which is aimed at the label and narrow web market, has been developed in partnership with Inkmaker to meet the requirements for lower volume consumption. This compact dispensing solution has 20 printheads configured for both low and high viscosity inks, which has been designed to deliver the exact amount of ink required, minimizing waste and maximizing overall production output.

Sun Chemical’s digital inkjet division, SunJet, will be highlighting its latest capabilities and expertise in UV curing inks which provide optimum image quality and reliability on a wide range of substrates. Demonstrating its expertise on food safety regulations, SunJet will present its range of compliant inkjet solutions for printing onto the non-contact side of primary and secondary food packaging applications.  Sun Chemical will be displaying its wide range of anti-counterfeiting solutions, including its array of covert and overt inks, SunShift, SunGuard and SunLock, offering brand owners and label producers enhanced product security.

Color management
Sun Chemical will highlight the SunColorBox, its set of applications and services to implement a digitally color managed workflow. SunColorBox is aimed at supporting packaging converters to produce brand colors consistently anywhere in the world, within a fully optimized digital process, achieving speed and cost efficiency.

Tools in the SunColorBox include – Colour audit, to rationalize and digitize a converter color palette; SunDigiProof for onsite, on-demand color accurate proofs; SunDigiGuide, a color standards book; SunMatch, for full digital color communication between ink supply and customer networks and PantoneLIVE, the cloud-based solution that enables the universal Pantone color language to be accurately communicated across the entire packaging workflow, from design concept to retail store shelves.

Special effect inks
Sun Chemical will also present a wide range of special effect inks and coatings for label applications, including its portfolio of compliant UV flexo inks. Moreover, at Labelexpo there will be SunLase, Sun Chemical’s laser marking coating solution that enables the addition of information to both secondary and primary packaging for practical supply chain purposes or as a late stage pack differentiator.