Sun Chemical’s Security Division ( will operate under the brand name of Luminescence, the manufacturer of security and brand protection inks that Sun Chemical acquired earlier this year. Luminescence will remain a standalone business, headed by Paul Cooper, who has over 30 years of experience in the security market.

A key driver in the success of Luminescence, Cooper will now have the resources of Sun Chemical to provide a world-class service on a global basis.

The business is headquartered in the U.K., with R&D facilities in the U.K., France and the USA and with secure, European bank accredited manufacturing sites in UK, France and the Netherlands. Further significant investments are planned to support the rapidly growing business.

“I’m delighted to have been entrusted with leading Sun Chemical Security and will ensure that the Luminescence philosophy of giving our customers the highest levels of innovation, security, discretion and confidentiality continues to be fundamental to our business approach,” said Cooper.

“Previously Luminescence may have had a limited ability to scale operations to meet the needs of the largest printers and banks, just as Sun Chemical might not have had the technology to meet the demands of every printer and bank in the market. Together, however, in the new combined organization, we now have the capabilities to satisfy the requirements of every security printer and central bank,” he added.