Sun Chemical ( has acquired the metal deco ink business of PPG (, a U.S.-based global supplier of paints, coatings and specialty materials. Sun Chemical will expand both its operational territories and its overall position in the global metal deco market.

By combining PPG’s portfolio of metal deco products with those of Sun Chemical, customers will see more innovative solutions and the widest ink portfolio in the metal decoration market.

“With changes in consumer tastes and lifestyles across the world driving increased demand for canned food and beverages, brands are constantly seeking new ways of decorating the metal packaging of their products to differentiate them from the competition,” said Felipe Mellado, chief marketing officer and board member at Sun Chemical. “The acquisition of PPG’s metal deco ink business means that Sun Chemical will now be able to offer customers an enhanced range of metal deco solutions to help them achieve their marketing goals.”