Sun Chemical increases ink prices

Sun Chemical has announced that it will be increasing the price of all inks and coatings containing acrylic derivatives from 15 May 2017.

The company has blamed disruption in the production of some of its raw material supplies, notably styrene and acrylic acid. It will affect all water-based and UV/EB inks and coatings. But Sun Chemical has also said that other product lines might also see price rises depending on the evolution of important raw materials such as nitrocellulose, distillates, solvents and soya oils among others. 

Prices will rise by up to eight percent depending on various factors such as the amount of raw material used and geographical region. Felipe Mellado, chief marketing officer for Sun Chemical, commented: “Sun Chemical has been doing its best to minimise these price increases to our customers, but unfortunately the instability in the supply chain makes it impossible to sustain current prices.”

This follows on from an announcement earlier this month that Huber Group was also increasing its ink prices.






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