SOUTH NORMANTON, UK – 20 November 2023 – Sun Chemical today announced that its cutting-edge ink products have achieved the prestigious Platinum and Bronze certifications from the esteemed Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
The Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute sets a global standard for products that are safe, circular, and responsibly made. To earn Cradle to Cradle Certified certification, products, materials, and systems need to meet the requirements set by the Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Product Standard and undergo an independent third-party assessment of their safety, circularity, and responsibility criteria across five categories of sustainability performance: Material Health, Product Circularity, Clean Air & Climate Protection, Water & Soil Stewardship; Social Fairness. The product is then assigned an achievement level for each category (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum).
C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™ at the Platinum level for sheetfed inks
SunLit Intense Platinum process inks have achieved a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™ at the Platinum level. SunLit Intense Platinum is a premium, intense ink series that provides excellent ink mileage, runs trouble free on high speed straight and perfecting presses and also features low tack properties that prove valuable when printing on low grammage papers and challenging board materials.
Additionally, Sun Chemical’s commitment to innovation and sustainability is further exemplified by the SunPak FSP EcoPace Process Colours ink range, featuring the FEP29 Process Yellow ink, which also acquired the Platinum level certification – a world first for sheetfed conventional low migration inks. The inks are meticulously designed to enhance productivity on high-speed modern printing machines while maintaining strong sustainability credentials.
C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™ at the Bronze level
SunLit Diamond inks have garnered a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™ at the Bronze level, underlining its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. SunLit Diamond remains one of the most universally accepted process ink series globally, providing robust lithographic performance in varied lithographic conditions. It is a very robust every – day standard ink series giving excellent cost per impression value to both the large and small volume end user.
Sun Chemical’s commitment to innovation and sustainability also extends to its SunPak FSP EcoPace standard process inks and bases, which also received Bronze level certification. This cutting-edge technology offers stable, high-quality performance, particularly on challenging substrates, ensuring optimal productivity for the printing industry. What sets SunPak FSP EcoPace apart is its significant bio-renewable content, making it an eco-friendly choice that aligns with various environmental certifications and eco-labels.
Nicolas Bétin, Director of Product Strategy EMEA, Packaging Inks & Materials & Global Sustainability Business Leader comments: “These C2C Material Health certifications are vital acknowledgments of our unyielding dedication to a circular economy, signifying our commitment to environmental and social progress. They not only demonstrate our pledge to sustainability but also bolster customers’, brand-owners’ and retailers’ sustainability endeavours, reflecting our shared commitment to a greener future.”
Nikola M. Juhasz, Ph.D., Global Technical Director, Sustainability adds: “We are extremely proud to have achieved Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute Material Health certifications for several of our offset ink families, including the coveted Platinum tier for two of our product lines. These C2C certifications, which are the outcomes of a rigorous and thorough ingredient-level assessment process, are further recognitions of the priority that Sun Chemical places on sustainable product development, including from a safety and circular chemistry perspective that maximises protection of human health and the environment.”
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