16.06.2016

Sun Chemical opens new production facility in Turkey

Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ), a producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, has opened a $30 million production center in Aliağa, Izmir in Turkey to serve the growing demand for solvent-based flexible packaging solutions.

The 50,000 square meter factory employs over 90 workers and will produce solvent-based inks serving both local and international customers. The state-of the art production facility is fully automated with the latest equipment and technology.

Arinç Aktan, General Manager at Sun Chemical Turkey said, “The new facility in Aliağa will be a hub for our solvent-based inks serving customers directly as well as other Sun Chemical sites in Turkey, the surrounding territories and the Middle East. Splitting our solvent and water-based plants means that we can meet the increased demand from the flexible packaging sector and serve both sets of customers efficiently.”

Traditionally manufactured at Sun Chemical’s Çiğli site, alongside its water-based inks, the shift to Aliağa for solvent ink production is driven by increased demand from Turkey and the Middle East for solvent-based flexible packaging products. Sun Chemical has split the sites to provide dedicated premises for both its solvent and water-based products. The Çiğli plant will continue to manufacture water-based inks for the local markets.

Says Arinç Aktan, General Manager at Sun Chemical Turkey: “The new facility in Aliağa will be a hub for our solvent-based inks serving customers directly as well as other Sun Chemical sites in Turkey, the surrounding territories and the Middle East. Splitting our solvent and water-based plants means that we can meet the increased demand from the flexible packaging sector and serve both sets of customers efficiently.”

Founded in 1945, Sun Chemical is a member of the DIC group. Last month, Sun Chemical Advanced Materials and DIC opened a new European Polyphenylene Sulfide Technical Center in Karlstein, Germany. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and more than 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world. 


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