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Sun Chemical Acquires UV Printing Inks Manufacturer Joules Angstrom

Sun Chemical has acquired US-based Joules Angstrom U.V. Printing Inks for an undisclosed sum.

Based in Ohio, Joules Angstrom manufactures UV printing inks for converters in the commercial, packaging and specialty markets.

The acquisition will allow Sun Chemical to offer more product solutions for the customers.

Joules Angstrom produces various product lines for different applications Polymatrix line. The products solutions include coated and uncoated lines for paper substrates and fade resistant line for all substrates.

Jalopi line can be used for credit card/gift card lamination applications, while Nestle Compliant series is developed for the food packaging industry.

The company has developed Opta line of inks to use with new high output bulbs that increase UVA intensity, while XCure line is developed to be used with paper substrates.

XS and XS Plus lines are developed for tape adhesion, while Super Cure is ideal for plastics such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and PET.

Sun Chemical North American Inks president Charles Murray said: “This partnership will give both Sun Chemical and Joules Angstrom numerous opportunities to provide customers with expanded product lines and services.

“Joules Angstrom is a company built on technical excellence and customer satisfaction, and we plan to work together to provide customers with more exciting and innovative UV printing ink solutions.”

Joules Angstrom president Patrick Carlisle said: “Joining the Sun Chemical family will present our customers with numerous opportunities for growth while allowing us to maintain current operations to meet their needs.”

With around $7.5bn annual sales, Sun Chemical produces printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials.

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