Sun Chemical releases its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report

Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) has released its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report which details the work the company is doing to increase its use of bio-derived raw materials in its products. The report also indicates positive progress on its eco-efficiency goals. Highlights from the report include how:

  • Solvent-based liquid inks use resins responsibly sourced from certified forests
  • Water-based liquid inks use bio-derived resins that don’t impact ink performance
  • Printed biosensor technology detects levels of pyruvates in onions to determine pungency
  • Bio-based food colourants are using spirulina derived from photosynthetic bacterium
  • Its MirrorTech inks reduce waste by replacing metalized board with printable metallic ink.
Michael Simoni.
Michael Simoni.

“Sun Chemical is committed to doing its part to be a sustainable organization,” said Michael Simoni, Global Product Stewardship Leader at Sun Chemical. “We want to show our customers that we’re continuously working with suppliers and challenging ourselves to improve the eco-efficiency of our processes and products. Our latest sustainability report shows a variety of exciting ways we’re increasing the use of bio-derived raw materials in our products.”

The report outlines Sun Chemical’s sustainability roadmap that uses a phased approach to improve the eco-efficiency of each production and non-production facilities’ processes and products by monitoring key metrics to understand and manage its environmental impact. The company’s internal key sustainability metrics measure energy consumption/conservation, energy carbon footprint, process waste reduction, water consumption, material safety and employee safety. The report is available to customers and can be requested online at www.sunchemical.com/sustainability. Customers can also calculate the initial carbon footprint for their facility operations by visiting http://www.sunchemical.com/services/consultative-services/.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.