SunJet, the global inkjet brand of Sun Chemical and DIC, will demonstrate its latest developments in inkjet chemistry and its ability to collaborate in development projects with OEM partners, system integrators and print head manufacturers for all current & future applications in a broad range of market sectors, including graphics, décor, textile, industrial and packaging.
Sun Chemical Advanced Materials will present its SunTronic range of products developed to cater for the growth in printed electronics and touch-screen technology applications. The range includes new conductive solutions incorporating nano-silver particles for improved sinter at lower temperatures, advanced dielectric materials as well as its latest etch-resist solutions and masks.
Also on display at InPrint will be an established range of Sun Chemical’s industrial products including:
SunHytek - heat and humidity-resistant ink solutions for high-tech, appliance panel and automotive applications, for which a combination of high visual impact and long-term durability is required.
SunCarte® - high peel strength, colour-consistent screen and offset inks, adhesives and varnishes for laminated plastic cards
SunPoly® - screen inks formulated for high-speed screen printing on a variety of container substrates.
Drawing on their combined technical expertise, knowledge and understanding of the diversity of end-user industrial-based applications, the Sun Chemical teams will showcase their range of leading ink solutions and inkjet chemistries used extensively in applications within the automotive, high technology, interior décor, metal and plastics decoration, direct to product, functional print and printed electronic industries.
A further highlight is Sun Chemical’s nano-silver ink, which has been designed for use with industry-leading inkjet and aerosol jet systems in printed electronics. Sun Chemical’s nano-silver inks deliver the industry’s best performing, low temperature sintering properties and the unique chemistry offers long open life, superior jetting performance and compatibility with most commercial and industrial printheads. With Sun Chemical’s nano-silver inks, it now becomes possible to work with one nano-silver from prototype to production.
Sun Chemical is also showing DIC’s proprietary SEPAREL® hollow fibre membrane technology for the degassing (removal of dissolved gasses) of inkjet ink, resulting in consistently smooth printing, reduced substrate and ink waste, shortened printer cleaning times and lower printer cleaning costs. Unlike traditional microfiltration membranes, SEPAREL® hollow fibre membranes significantly reduce inkjet ink evaporation during degasification and can degasify inkjet ink at any parts per billion (ppb) level.
During the event, Phil Jackman, Product Manager at Sun Chemical’s specialist global inkjet brand, SunJet, will deliver a presentation entitled Ink Developments for Digital Décor Print, which will look at how advances in ink technology are helping to drive the growth of digitally printed décor, including printing on to paper for melamine impregnation and also printing direct to wood-based panels.
Commenting on Sun Chemical’s participation in InPrint 2017, Peter Saunders, Global Business Director at SunJet, says: “As an enabler for many industrial-based applications, inkjet technology is finding itself increasingly used in, or alongside, all manner of manufacturing processes, and it is this exciting future that continues to drive our commitment in the research and development of ground-breaking solutions to cater for this growing demand.
“Our collaborative approach will enable visitors to our stand to benefit from a unique perspective and market insight in to cutting edge innovation and future technology development that will help to improve manufacturing processes, increase competitive advantage and elevate their own market positioning through creative product innovation.”
Visit Sun Chemical in Hall 6, stand 243 at InPrint 2017 from 14 to 16 November in Munich