PARSIPPANY, N.J., U.S.A. –
February 16, 2017 –Sun Chemical will showcase its full range of screen
and offset inks, magnetic tapes, brand protection solutions and
electronic materials for credit and laminated cards printing during the
2017 ICMA EXPO in Orlando, Fla. on March 27-30.
“Today, plastic cards can be a key source of revenue and customer
loyalty for brand owners, but it is important to keep consumer data
stored in each card protected from potential fraud,” said Chris
Parrilli, Vice President and Product Manager for Industrial
Applications, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “Sun Chemical’s range
of inks, coatings, magnetic tapes and adhesives, to anti-counterfeiting
brand protection solutions and silver/graphite conductive inks can
provide a complete solution for credit and laminated card printing.”
Sun Chemical Screen and Offset Inks Specially Formulated for Adhesion to Plastic Cards
Visitors of booth #306 will be introduced to Sun Chemical’s SunCarte®
family of screen and offset inks, adhesives, and varnishes which offer
high bond strength and adherence to lamination while also providing
consistent color reproduction. SunCarte can also be customized to
deliver various metallic finishes. The line is easy to use and provides
excellent adhesion to common plastics, helping printers meet the needs
of the plastic card market.
The SunCarte product line includes UV screen inks offering a variety of finishing options for use on plastic cards. SunCarte UVPC Opaque White ink was specially designed to work on colored PVC core material, while SunCarte UVPC-Clear
ink can be used to provide pearl, silver, gold and special effect color
finishes. UVPC-Clear also offers adhesive properties as the ultra-thin
cured ink film minimizes the buildup profile.
SunCarte also includes an Offset UV Plastic Card ink series
designed exclusively for use on plastic cards. Compatible with a wide
range of plastics, SunCarte Offset UV Plastic Card inks offer high bond
strength, excellent printability and heat resistant colors. The plastic
card inks can also be used with the Sun Chemical Dispenser Program’s
MX12 ink dispensers.
Magnetic Tape Options Offer Excellent Magnetic Characteristics for Credit/Lamination Cards
Having supplied the financial sector globally with high quality magnetic
tape for more than 40 years, Sun Chemical’s Advanced Materials division
can provide card manufacturers with standard, color, and printed
magnetic tape options (based on DIC technology) which are aesthetically
attractive with high durability and reliability. DIC’s magnetic tape
exhibits excellent magnetic characteristics, including high resolution
and low noise with precise wave form.
Maintaining the Visual Appeal of Plastic Cards While Beefing Up Security Options
Using its wide array of overt and covert brand-protection solutions, Sun
Chemical can help governments and brands with strategy formulation,
contingency planning, chain of custody framework and other components to
ensure the integrity and security of ID cards.
One of many potential covert approaches that Sun Chemical offers is an infrared coding solution called Verigard™,
a security system that adds a small quantity of taggants (or chemical
markers) to inks, varnishes or coatings for use in any print process on
any substrate. Verigard taggants have no impact on print performance or
color properties because they are added in extremely low concentrations
and the system is useful because cards can be authenticated immediately
by using Sun Chemical’s proprietary V400 reader.
Credit card companies are also increasing the security of their cards
through EMV technology. Sun Chemical Advanced Materials offers a
variety of electronic materials options for this important space,
including printed antenna and metallizations for interconnect, as well
as advanced materials, such as jetable nano-silver, palladium, and gold
to support the chip.
For more about Sun Chemical products for the plastic cards market, visit www.sunchemical.com/plasticcards
to download a white paper or visit Sun Chemical booth #306 at the 2017
ICMA EXPO on March 27-30 at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World in
About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer
of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid
compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with
DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over
20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.
Sun Chemical Corporation is a
subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and
is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information,
please visit our Web site at www.sunchemical.com.