Sun Chemical has launched SunCure 44HC150, a glossy stampable UV-curing coating manufactured with 25 percent bio-renewable carbon content and 12 percent post-consumer recycled materials.
According to Sun Chemical, the coating has received excellent feedback following trials with existing customers and will be available throughout Europe from March 2021. The launch marks a breakthrough for Sun Chemical’s energy curing line. It is the first of many such products to be rolled out featuring significant levels of bio-sourced and recycled material content.
Mark Walkling, product manager of energy curing packaging products and narrow web labels at Sun Chemical, commented: ‘Sustainability is always at the forefront of the Sun Chemical brand in all areas of product development and our processes. One of our current key objectives is to increase the sustainability credentials of our energy-curing product line. A range of similar products will follow, including products with composability and deinking certifications and products that aid recycling processes both for printed paper and for printed film.
‘The launch of this product aligns with Sun Chemical’s wider sustainability and circularity goals, which will help Sun Chemical to contribute to the overall recyclability of printed products. It enables us to further meet the demands of our customers and consumers in terms of reduction of carbon footprint through reusing recyclates, reducing reliance on petroleum-based materials and ultimately allowing for a more sustainable end of life.’