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Sun Chemical sets new sustainable standard

Inks giant Sun Chemical has revealed that its SunPak FSP flagship food packaging offset inkset, has achieved a new standard in environmental-friendliness through a combination of compliance and sustainability.

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Felipe Mellado, chief marketing officer at Sun Chemical, says the company will continue to focus on sustainability in its R&D efforts

Based on renewable bio-based materials, SunPak FSP was already compliant with all existing food packaging legislation worldwide, but it has now also been independently tested to demonstrate its environmental sustainability.
 
Carbon-14 measurements specialist Beta Analytic accrued on an analysis of SunPak FSP, measuring the ratio of radiocarbon in the inkset relative to a National Institute of Standards and Technology modern reference standard (SRM 4990C).

These results have been accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation, the highest level of recognised quality any testing or calibration laboratory can attain.

Testing showed that, on average, 77% of the total organic carbon in SunPak FSP inks was bio-based carbon content, with only 23% being fossil carbon, most of which relates to pigments.

Our emphasis on sustainability will continue to be fundamental to our innovation and product development and, as demonstrated by the demand for SunPak FSP, is gaining broad support from our customers

Felipe Mellado, chief marketing officer at Sun Chemical, says: "For some years Sun Chemical has been working to promote sustainable solutions, such as SunPak FSP, and our ongoing approach to sustainability guides the way we develop, manufacture and distribute products, as well as how we work with our customers and suppliers.

“It's therefore gratifying now to be able to provide independent evidence of the sustainable quality of SunPak FSP, one of our most popular ink ranges.

“Our emphasis on sustainability will continue to be fundamental to our innovation and product development and, as demonstrated by the demand for SunPak FSP, is gaining broad support from our customers.”

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