Sun Chemical was honored with a Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) Gold Leaf Award for its “Innovative Solutions” book during the IADD-FSEA Odyssey Expo held May 18 in Schaumburg, Illinois. 

The Gold Leaf Awards recognize design and execution excellence in foil stamping, embossing and other specialty effects.

The “Innovative Solutions” book features 24 printed sample pages utilizing Sun Chemical’s UV inks and coatings. Highlights from the book include a variety of options for satin, matte and gloss printing, in addition to its SunInspire sensory coatings line, which offers special effects that allow a customer’s product packaging to stand out on store shelves visually through high-luster metallic, fluorescent, glitter, pearlescent and iridescent finishes. SunInspire tactile coatings, ranging from coarse and gritty to soft and smooth, are also featured.

“Our goal is to help converters and brand owners develop packaging designed to help their products stand out on shelf,” says Heather Buchholz, marketing program manager at Sun Chemical. “Our ‘Innovative Solutions’ book was developed for that purpose: to show customers how Sun Chemical’s inks, coatings and other special effects products can help packaging pop and grab attention. Winning this prestigious award from FSEA is an exciting honor.”

The book also talks about Sun Chemical’s SunLase laser marking solutions, which add variable data after the closure of a package; its anti-counterfeiting technology; SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings for extended freshness and shelf life of perishable products; and SunUno Solimax multipurpose inks to maximize pressroom efficiency.

“Congratulations to Sun Chemical on its Gold-winning entry for its ‘Innovative Solutions’ book,” says Jeff Peterson, executive director of FSEA. “This was a great piece with creative examples on how specialty UV coatings can be used in a variety of ways.”

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