Sun Chemical, a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials, is all set to introduce an environment-friendly ink for pad printing, alongside a range of functional and decorative products for plastic and rubber applications at K 2016 (Hall 4 stand C63-01). The event will be held in Düsseldorf Germany, from 19 to 26 October.
Sun Chemical and its German screen printing division, Coates Screen Inks, will showcase the new regulatory compliant ink for a wide range of substrates and applications. According to Sun Chemical, the pad printing ink is free from a number of raw materials including BPA, cyclohexanone, butyl glycolate and aromatic hydrocarbons, which makes it environment friendly and safe to use for food, drink and medical applications.
The new ink, which will be part of Sun Chemical’s SunPad range of inks, is compliant with RoHS, REACH and EuPIA standards, and meets the EU Toy Safety Directive DIN EN ISO 71-3:2013 as well as USP Class VI – Certificate for medical applications.
The ink can be applied to a number of substrates including hard PVC, acrylic, polystyrene, duroplastics, polyester, thermoplastics, metals and varnished surfaces, and can be used in a wide range of applications including bottle caps, medical syringes, toys, mobile phones and many more.
Located in the ESMA Pavilion, Sun Chemical will also illustrate its market knowledge and capabilities for automotive/high tech, plastics decoration, pad printing, functional print and printed electronics by demonstrating its products for these sectors including SunHytek for automotive and hitech applications, SunPad for pad printing, SunCarte for laminated plastic cards, SunPromo graphic inks for plastic applications and SunPoly plastic container inks.
Robin McMillan, product manager – industrial and graphics, Europe screen division says, “The K show is a great platform for us to present our industrial and screen inks to these varied market sectors. K has a strong visitor audience across a number of industries for plastics and rubber applications. Following the success we saw at K 2013, it is only natural for us to exhibit again. Visitors to our stand will benefit from our market insight and experience to see that we are the ideal ink partner.”