Visitors of booth 223 will be introduced to technologies designed to optimize the manufacture of laminated plastic cards, such as DIC’s specialty magnetic tape and Sun Chemical’s SunCarte product line, including the new UV screen inks and UV plastic card inks.
Sun Chemical’s SunCarte family of screen and offset inks, adhesives and varnishes offer high bond strength and adherence to lamination while also providing consistent color reproduction. SunCarte can also be customized to deliver various metallic finishes.
The SunCarte product line includes new UV screen inks offering a variety of finishing options for use on plastic cards. SunCarte UVPC Opaque White ink was specially designed to work on colored PVC core material, while SunCarte UVPC-Clear ink can be used to provide pearl, silver, gold and special effect color finishes. UVPC-Clear also offers adhesive properties as the ultra-thin cured ink film minimizes the buildup profile.
SunCarte also includes an Offset UV Plastic Card ink series designed exclusively for use on plastic cards. Compatible with a wide range of plastics, SunCarte Offset UV Plastic Card inks offer high bond strength, excellent printability and heat resistant colors.
Having supplied the financial sector globally with magnetic tape for more than 40 years, DIC will showcase standard, color and printed magnetic tape options, which are aesthetically attractive with high durability and reliability. DIC’s magnetic tape exhibits excellent magnetic characteristics, including high resolution and low noise with precise wave form.
“The new ink options we are introducing at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA bring a new array of finishing possibilities to the plastic card market,” said Brian Breidigan, VP and product manager for industrial applications, North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “Our solutions offer multiple customization options while still maintaining the high level of quality for which Sun Chemical is known. Combine this with DIC’s magnetic tape for financial cards, and customers gain extra value.”