Sun Chemical expands digital inks capabilities with Sensient acquisition
The digital inks business of Sensient Imaging Technologies has been acquired by Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, for an undisclosed sum.
The strategic acquisition of Sensient’s inkjet business and certain other assets related to the production of inks will allow Sun Chemical to expand its inkjet ink capabilities and expertise using complementary technologies.
“We are delighted to welcome the employees of Sensient Imaging Technologies to the Sun Chemical family and we are excited about the prospects of combining our offerings in digital technology, capability, products and services to the valued customers and distribution and technology partners of the Sensient inks business and Sun Chemical,” said Peter Saunders, global director for digital business at Sun Chemical.
The production agility and flexibility offered by inkjet and digital printing is expected to be in high demand as the world emerges from the coronavirus lockdown and the acquisition will provide opportunities for growth and expansion in these areas, according to Sun Chemical.
Last October, The Canmaker reported on a new digital proofing system for two-piece beverage cans developed by Sun Chemical in collaboration with colour management firm CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH. The technology enables canmakers, designers and brand owners to dispense with physical wet proofs on aluminium sheet, which could significantly reduce the length of the packaging design process.