When Brad Flagge, Nick Bova and Craig Inglish commissioned their first RMGT 9 Series press powered by LED-UV curing in the spring of 2016 Push Solutions was already on an incredible growth trajectory in the highly competitive Retail Marketing, Retail Packaging and Nationwide Distribution segment of the Print Market. Compared to their legacy Heidelberg equipment the first RMGT 9 more than tripled capacity, but within 18 months of installing press #1 Push Solutions impressive sales efforts again overtaxed their production. “To be honest our strategic plan didn't include a second RMGT 9 in year 2 since that major investment,” states Nick Bova, Vice President, Push Solutions, “but our growth is practically being forced on us so we again worked with Graphco to keep our production levels in line with our sales volume.” Push Solutions’ President, Brad Flagge, adds, “Our first RMGT 9 has been a great producer for us, and we feel our manufacturing cost is significantly less than our competitors, so pairing up on our second press was a natural.” Another clear advantage Push Solutions enjoys is their speed to market due to their RMGT’s efficiency and the instant curing of LED-UV. Click Read More below for additional information.
For the second straight year, a Sun Chemical employee has been recognized as the recipient of the Inventor of the Year Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.
Ralph Arcurio, a technical manager for the Polymer Science Team at Sun Chemical, was this year’s recipient of the Inventor of the Year Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at the W Hotel in Hoboken, N.J. on October 27th.
Arcurio was honored with the award for his development of new reactive hydroxylated and carboxylated polymers for use as adhesion promoters. Needed in packaging materials and inks, these adhesion promoters offer the highest performance in the marketplace on less expensive substrates with no migration—an important characteristic in food packaging where chemicals do not contaminate the food.
“Ralph has devoted more than 31 years of service to Sun Chemical where he has developed and commercialized numerous polymers for surface and laminating packaging inks and coatings,” said Russell Schwartz, Chief Technology Officer, Sun Chemical. “He holds four patents and seven patent applications pending and has contributed to a significant amount of revenue for the company with his research and innovations. We’re proud of Ralph’s accomplishments here at Sun Chemical and this well-deserved recognition by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.”
Arcurio holds a master’s degree in polymer chemistry from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in both chemistry and economics from Rutgers University.
Recognized in the industry as a leading source of innovation, Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have 17 research and development centers that create solutions designed to improve productivity, create new revenue opportunities for customers, and contribute to a more sustainable future. With an average of two patents per month, Sun Chemical introduces new solutions that enable marketers to better manage brand colors, protect product integrity through improvements in packaging, and introduce security features that defend against counterfeiting.