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Sun Chemical increases U.S. ink prices

Aug 17, 2010 12:00 AM


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Faced with continued increases in the costs of raw materials and the impact of recent events in the global supply chain, Parsippany, NJ-based Sun Chemical will raise prices in the United States effective September 15, 2010. The price increases: 4% for packaging solvent-based inks; 8% for packaging water-based inks; 6% for UV flexo inks; 14% for commercial and packaging energy curable (EC) paste inks and EC coatings.

“Raw material suppliers continue to consolidate, leading to fewer industry supply options to choose from and significantly higher costs in manufacturing inks,” says Grant Shouldice, director, product management, energy curable, North American inks, Sun Chemical. “At Sun Chemical, we continue to work on controlling our own costs closely with our supply chain partners, to improve our internal operations and to develop new value oriented products that can help customers grow their business.”