At drupa, ink manufacturer Sun Chemical will be announcing "world firsts" in UV curing printing inks and flexible packaging, advances in water-based printing technology and international strategic partnerships.
For the first time at drupa, Sun Chemical will be showing security and brand protection solutions, which is one example of the specialist markets within which the company has an expanding presence. Sun Chemical Security has been active for several years and has grown a customer profile of national governments, major brand owners around the world and converters interested in offering brand protection features as part of their own portfolio.
Visitors to the show will be able to explore the company's products that go from generic entry-level up to very high security proprietary technologies. Sun Chemical's speciality is product and document authentication, which means being able to distinguish a fake item from the genuine product at the touch of a button using covert machine readable inks and coatings.
Also, a new range of market-leading sheetfed offset process inks will build on the unparalleled success of the World Series launched at drupa four years ago. Sun Chemical will also unveil a new range of UV curing inks - called Suncure Advantage, which comprises around 30 per cent sustainable materials.
In Packaging, Sun Chemical will be using drupa as the platform for advanced colour management solutions for brand owners and designers as well as printers. Latest developments on Sun Chemical's Fast Jet digital presses and new coating technologies will also be a key focus at the show.
In order to meet the challenges of the printing industry even better, Sun Chemical and UPM-Kymmene, both world leaders in their respective fields, are jointly developing a new magazine paper and ink concept for heatset printing.
This is part of Sun Chemical's Publication sector initiatives, where the company will be showing at drupa ways in which printers can enhance print quality and press productivity as a way to increase operating profits.
The offerings will include a unique, 'next-generation' matrix of products and services, which includes consumables, training, technical service, R&D and value packages for customers. This robust set of services complements a range of innovative products designed specifically to add value for printers operating in the heatset, coldset and publication gravure markets.