Sapici forms commercial alliance with Sun Chemical for its lamination adhesives

Sapici and Sun Chemical have inked a commercial alliance to market Sapici’s lamination adhesives under the Sun Chemical commercial brand name. Established in Italy in 1936, Sapici is a global developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance polyurethane products for applications such as flexible packaging, industrial adhesives, coatings, pre-polymers, inks and more. The alliance allows Sun Chemical to market Sapici’s lamination adhesives exclusively in North America and South America, as well as the Middle East and Africa. Sapici’s portfolio complements Sun Chemical (and its parent company DIC) and its wide range of lamination adhesives. The alliance offers the most complete range of solutions for the flexible packaging market, said the companies.

Cristian Furiosi.
Cristian Furiosi.

“This significant partnership will allow Sapici to truly value our continued R&D and manufacturing commitment, investments and capabilities – and continually share these with the global flexible packaging industry,” said Cristian Furiosi, Chief Executive Officer at Sapici. “This agreement with Sun Chemical will make it possible to provide the global flexible packaging market with our innovative lamination adhesives, including such unique technologies as Sapici’s zero-migration solutions – thus generating new, measurable growth opportunities throughout the industry and its target applications,” Furiosi added.

“This alliance combines the strong research and development capabilities of both Sun Chemical and SAPICI to provide the most comprehensive range of lamination adhesive solutions to our customers in the flexible packaging market,” said Felipe Mellado, Chief Marketing Officer at Sun Chemical. “It also provides increased capabilities to comply with the most demanding present and future legislative regulations.”


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.