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Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Energy-Curable Inks

UV+EB Technology

Sun Chemical, Parsippany, New Jersey, has announced it will increase the prices of all ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) inks in Europe by four to six percent effective July 1.

As announced previously, governmental initiatives and regulations geared toward environmental protection have caused many suppliers of photoinitiators to either cease or reduce production for limited periods of time.

Additionally, as outlined by the European Printing Ink Association, photoinitiator supply also has been impacted by major incidents, including a factory fire, unforeseeable events, low stocks, unplanned maintenance and production outages. In addition to the photoinitiators, increases in key oligomers and monomers have impacted pricing for all energy cure systems.

For more information, visit www.sunchemical.com.