Metsä Spring, Metsä Group’s innovation company, has launched a new 3D fibre product called Muoto®. Muoto has been produced at Metsä Group’s and Valmet’s demo plant in Äänekoski since May 2022, and is made of Metsä Group’s wood fibres. Muoto is a significant initiative in the packaging market. It is user-friendly, sustainable and scalable and features advanced technology. Using brand new technology, the products are pressed into their final form and their properties can be tailored during the production process according to the intended purpose. The raw material of Muoto grows in northern, sustainably managed forests and is fully traceable. Both renewable and recyclable, Muoto is a good alternative to fossil plastic, for example, in food packaging, including serving dishes or containers of various sizes and shapes. Packaging that is produced to meet a specific need is ideal for reducing food waste.
During the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum (ADF) 2018, which takes place from 31 January to 1 February at the Porte de Versailles, Paris, Sun Chemical will showcase its full portfolio of inks for monobloc, tube and aerosol cans as well as its brand protection solutions for metal packaging. It will also have multiple covert taggant-reader systems, special effect inks and smart sensor technology on display.
Eduardo Alegria, Global Metal Deco Ink Sales Director at Sun Chemical, will also be speaking at the conference on Wednesday 31 January at 15:15. Within the context of the growth in counterfeiting, not only of designer goods but also of industrial materials and low cost toiletries, Eduardo’s presentation, “Counterfeiting and How to Prevent It from a Packaging Perspective” will examine the potential risks and costs to brand owners and show how Sun Chemical actively works to develop countermeasures to counterfeiting in metal aerosols, both steel and aluminium.
Sun Chemical will showcase its SunAltec and SunTrio product families on its stand S10 and visitors can find out about the company’s expertise, knowledge and capabilities in metal decoration through its specialised ink solutions, including special effects, brand protection, brand colour management and print standardisation.
Sun Chemical’s SunAltec series of inks for metal decoration on aluminum collapsible tubes and monobloc aerosol cans offer outstanding performance, superior quality, high productivity and strong chemical resistance properties.
The MB Plus Series, part of the SunAltec product family, will also be on display. The versatile series has been specifically designed for the application on monobloc aerosols and uses an alkyd-based ink system, which has been modified for optimum performance on new generation production lines utilising today’s basecoat technology.
The SunTrio range for three-piece cans for sheetfed printing has excellent press performance and good adhesion between layers and to the substrate. SunTrio, both in UV and conventional, is suitable for most types of aerosol cans and closures.
Spot colours are easy to handle for both product families. Any shade can be produced directly onsite with the help of SunMatch™, Sun Chemical’s web based colour matching tool. This gives printers the highest possible flexibility and allows a very quick reaction to any specific customer colour request.