Sun Chemical has selected Cyngient as a strategic distribution partner for its inks, coatings, and other solutions to better meet the needs of offset, narrow web tag and label (NWTL) commercial sheetfed and folding carton printers.
The collaboration enables both firms to better serve North American inks customers, in addition to offering technical and product support to the customers.
Cyngien will supply its customers with Sun Chemical’s full range of solutions, which can be combined with the firm’s multiple specialties, including special effects, soft touch and tactile coatings, cold foil solutions and in-mold products.
Cyngient supplies inks, coatings, adhesives and custom-built solutions for the customers in the flexographic and commercial printing industries.
Sun Chemical commercial, rycoline and distributors, North American inks vice president Dennis Sweet said: “Cyngient is much more than a distributor; they are a partner that develops relationships, provides technical service, does their own lab work and will serve as an extension of our technological capabilities.”
Cyngient managing partner Andrew Wasserman said: “We believe with this combined partnership, Cyngient can deliver leading edge ink technology, enhanced on-site training, along with delivering the highest level of service. This is truly a game changer for Cyngient and our customers.”
Sun Chemical, which is a subsidiary of DIC group, produces printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials.
In February this year, Sun Chemical, along with Eastman, introduced new SunLam de-seaming adhesive for shrink-labeled containers to help recyclers enhance recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) yield without process modifications.
The new adhesive, which has undergone testing on labels made with Eastman Embrace LV copolyester, has received a Responsible Innovation Acknowledgment by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) upon completion of stringent testing.
The SunLam de-seaming adhesive’s efficacy was also tested on bottles with shrink sleeves made from Eastman Embrace LV copolyester. The test used whole bottle wash equipment at commercial recycling facilities.