Sun Chemical introduces SolarFlex Nova

Sun Chemical acquires Handschy from parent company


June 02, 2009, Sun Chemical introduces a new UV Flexo Narrow Web ink, SolarFlex Nova. SolarFlex Nova caters to almost all narrow web processes including UV flexo, water-based flexo, screen whites and colours, letterpress and lithography. To provide the exact amount of SolarFlex Nova ink for a given job, an advanced ink management system works together with the associated colour tools and the Solaris ColourSat dispenser. The silicone-free formulation provides the receptivity required for easier print enhancements such as varnishing, foil blocking and variable image printing.
Jonathan Sexton, European Sales Director Narrow Web for Sun Chemical, said:  \”Sun Chemical recognises the special requirements of narrow-web printers and the growth opportunities for this market.  Sun Chemical continues to strive to be an industry leader in providing quality, service and innovation.  The launch of SolarFlex Nova is a continuation of that commitment as it addresses the needs of the market by offering increased productivity, versatility and value in narrow web printing applications.

\”Our aim is for the Solaris range to provide the best inks and coatings technology that Sun Chemical can offer.  The introduction of SolarFlex Nova to the range will enable us to continue delivering the exceptional productivity and innovative total solutions packages that our customers have come to expect from us.\”

Sun Chemical has acquired certain assets and liabilities of Handschy inks, coatings and varnishes business, from its parent company, Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Handschy’s customer lists, formulations and trademarks will be included in the acquisition.

It is Sun Chemical’s intention to transition all products and customers into existing Sun Chemical facilities over the next 3-4 months. During that time, customers may continue to purchase their traditional Handschy products through their customary channels.

“Our customer relationships are our most treasured asset,” said Brian Leen, president of North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “We will work closely with Handschy and each customer to ensure minimal impact and facilitate a smooth transition through reliable, on-time delivery and consistent product quality.  We are very excited about the opportunity to serve these new customers and will be putting tremendous focus on making their first impression of Sun Chemical a positive one.”