Sun Chemical's SunSpectro SolvaWash FL inks recognized for sustainable innovation at 2022 Flexographic Technical Association Sustainability Excellence Awards; inks are designed to be removed from recoverable plastic substrates for improved recyclability

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PARSIPPANY, New Jersey , March 21, 2022 (press release) –

Sun Chemical received an Honorable Mention for Innovations in Sustainability during the 2022 Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Sustainability Excellence Award competition, one of the most prestigious recognitions for sustainability in the packaging industry.

Sun Chemical’s submission, “Recycle-Friendly Washable Inks for Plastic Packaging,” highlighted the company’s work to promote sustainable solutions, including the introduction of its SunSpectro SolvaWash FL product line. SolvaWash FL inks are used in flexographic printing processes to enable more recyclable and sustainable plastic packaging. The inks are designed to be removed and separated from recoverable plastic substrates to improve recyclability and enable designed-for-recyclability industry certifications that are especially important for brand owners.

As additional taxes and fees are imposed by extended producer responsibility (EPR) systems for plastic packaging, the award committee recognized the ability of SolvaWash inks to reduce waste and improve plastics recycling worldwide, in turn reducing operational costs for plastic packaging producers.

“Sun Chemical is deeply committed to fulfilling its leadership role and responsibility, delivering sustainable ink, coating and adhesive technologies to enable sustainable packaging,” said Nikola Juhasz, Ph.D., Global Technical Director of Sustainability, Sun Chemical. “This FTA award is a testament to the work being done to improve sustainability across all aspects of our business. We appreciate the recognition, and we remain even more focused on developing the next innovation.”

“There is no doubt that the need to be more sustainable is constantly growing, which makes the FTA Sustainability Excellence Award program more competitive every year,” said Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D., Sustainability Consultant for the FTA. “Sun Chemical’s entry was a perfect example of how sustainability is now a primary consideration in developing new products for the benefit of the printing industry.”

Watch Sun Chemical’s SunSpectro SolvaWash video or download the company’s latest sustainability report at to learn more about Sun Chemical’s efforts to promote sustainable solutions.

About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter.

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