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Sun Chemical warns of potential photoinitiator shortages


May 14, 2018
By PrintAction Staff

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Sun Chemical says its customers could experience a delivery delay for energy curable inks, due to a potential shortage of photoinitiators as reported earlier this week by the European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA).

Governmental initiatives and regulations geared toward environmental protection have led to many suppliers of photoinitiators to either cease or reduce production for limited periods of time, says Sun Chemical, noting that the declaration of a force majeure at a variety of manufacturing plants has led to unplanned maintenance and production outages.
 
“Sun Chemical is working hard to safeguard supply and mitigate the potential shortage of photoinitiators by qualifying new grades and developing new sources,” said Felipe Mellado, Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member, Sun Chemical. “We encourage our customers to call their sales representative if they have any questions or concerns.”
 
A member of the DIC group, Sun Chemical is a producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and more than 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.

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