Walsworth announced today it will acquire Ripon Printers in Ripon, Wisconsin, on Dec. 31, 2019. The purchase of Ripon Printers will enhance Walsworth’s print manufacturing capabilities, giving customers additional printing, direct mail, fulfillment and digital communications options. The Ripon Printers plant will remain open and regular production schedules will continue as planned, but will operate under the Walsworth brand beginning Jan. 1, 2020. “Walsworth and Ripon Printers share a similar history and culture,” said Don Walsworth, President of Walsworth. “Like us, they have a long history as a family-owned company focused on meeting the needs of their customers, employees and communities.”
During CorrExpo 2019, Sun Chemical will showcase a wide range of ink, coating and pressroom consumable solutions for corrugated printers that will help increase productivity, achieve sustainability goals, and maximize return on investment in their equipment and people, while producing higher quality packaging.
“Corrugated packaging is no longer just about protecting shipments, handling and storage; it is now required to stand out on the shelf,” said Anthony Renzi, Vice President, Product Management of Packaging Inks, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “At Sun Chemical, we’re committed to delivering the highest quality solutions that help graphics pop on corrugated packaging, while also improving pressroom efficiency and minimizing excess costs. We’re also excited to demonstrate Sun Chemical’s technical expertise and commitment to help converters meet sustainability goals.”
Products that Augment Capabilities to Meet Developing Demands of Consumers
At booth #1019, representatives of Sun Chemical will teach visitors about Sun Chemical’s SunVisto® Advantage line of inks which offer superior performance in the most challenging printing and converting environments with the least amount of on-press management.
SunVisto Advantage inks meet the growing demands of corrugated packaging throughout the value chain for both consumer interaction and ease in use while printing. The stability and reliability in performance of these inks allow press operators and assistants—at a time when skilled personnel are dwindling—to focus on running the job rather than managing inks to maintain performance, resulting in improved productivity and quality.
To meet the wide range of converter needs, the SunVisto Advantage product line has been expanded to feature: fast drying for high holdout liners, three strengths of market standard GCMI colors, and a range of products for special matches covering general purpose, high rub, high coverage and stock hide. If there is a print run that requires running slow or on a skip feed, or is facing challenges like tracking, smearing or issues with traps, Sun Chemical has a solution or service that ultimately will provide greater efficiency and higher quality.
Products that Meet Converter Sustainability Goals
For converters looking for sustainable solutions, Sun Chemical representatives will showcase a platform of eco-friendly and sustainable products that utilize renewable and recyclable materials, have environmentally friendly profiles (low VOCs), and contribute to converter sustainability goals through their impact on lowering waste and optimizing productivity.
To reach those goals, Sun Chemical uses rigorous development processes and analytical tools to evaluate and improve the eco-efficiency of both its manufacturing procedures and products.
Support Services Reflecting the Needs of Converters
Booth visitors will learn how a range of support services, programs and tools can help Sun Chemical respond quickly to the troubleshooting needs of converters in a quick and nimble way that serves as an extension to their business.
Sun Chemical’s support services can help with a wide breadth of converter needs, including: a new color match, quick turn-around and delivery on products, a technical service visit to help solve a challenge, consultation on the best way to set up a job, or help in training and developing the converter’s team.
As the global leader in inks, coatings and consumables, Sun Chemical brings over 200 years of innovation and leadership in the market. Sun Chemical meets the needs of its customers as a local and responsive supplier with facilities strategically located across North America and has the largest sales and technical service staff in the industry that stand ready to help at a moment’s notice.
Sun Chemical to Highlight Consumable Technology
Consumable technology will also be on display at the show. Sun Chemical’s SunVisto® Anilox Renew is a highly concentrated cleaner designed to provide a deep cleaning foam that brings heavily soiled plates and anilox rollers back to their “like new” condition. Anilox Renew minimizes or eliminates the need for sending anilox rollers out for cleaning. SunVisto Power Scrub uses the same technology built into Anilox Renew at a more economical price and can be used on any surface.