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Sun Chemical – 200th anniversary

USA • Throughout the remainder of 2018, Sun Chemical will celebrate its 200th anniversary.

“Beginning with the inspiring legacy of Lorilleux and Samuel Morris in the early 1800s, Sun Chemical has delivered 200 years of colour 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.”

According to the company Sun Chemical 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-colour wet process inks system in 1906, now commonly known as CMYK printing.

According to Sun Chemical the company group 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.

Sun Chemical has been manufacturing pigments since 1907. Today, the Performance Pigments Division offers a range of pigments, effects and preparations for the coatings, cosmetics, plastics, inks and specialties markets.

With DIC Corporation’s acquisition of the company in 1987, Sun Chemical became the global company it is today – according to Sun Chemical – with growth within the Latin American and Middle Eastern markets and the formation of the Advanced Materials division, which delivers compounds, polymers and application materials to broad markets.

At the company’s website there is an interactive timeline available showing the history of Sun Chemical.

Rosina Obermayer

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