Sun Chemical (sunchemical.com) will celebrate its 200th anniversary throughout 2018. The company has helped transform the printing industry by leading the way as the first to develop UV inks, water-based inks, pigmented flexo inks, and flexo inks for polyethylene films. Sun Chemical was also the first to create the four-color wet process inks system in 1906, now commonly known as CMYK printing.
The company is a pioneer in the development of migration-compliance inks and in producing solutions for the newest presses of the time, including rotary tinplate lithography, web offset lithography, letterpress, flexo and rotogravure.
“Beginning with the inspiring legacy of Lorilleux and Samuel Morris in the early 1800’s, Sun Chemical has delivered 200 years of color expertise, innovative technology and an ongoing commitment to quality and service for our customers,” said Rudi Lenz, President and CEO, Sun Chemical. “Having held close to 10,000 worldwide trademarks and over 3,000 granted patents in various global jurisdictions in its history, Sun Chemical takes pride in producing solutions tailor-made to meet the individual needs of our customers.”
The company has been manufacturing pigments since 1907. Today, the Performance Pigments Division is a global leader in the pigments industry offering a wide array of pigments, effects and preparations for the coatings, cosmetics, plastics, inks and specialties markets. Continuous innovation in new color space and providing unique colors and effects into a variety of existing and new markets, has enabled tremendous growth globally.
With DIC Corporation’s acquisition of the company in 1987, Sun Chemical became the global company it is today with growth in Latin America and the Middle East, and the formation of the Advanced Materials division, which delivers compounds, polymers and application materials to broad markets.