Sun Chemical and DIC Group to Showcase Innovative Pigment Solutions for Plastics at ChinaPlas 2023

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Mar. 30, 2023

Tokyo, Japan – March 30 - Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, will feature an expansive portfolio of pigments for plastics that deliver high standards of color and sustainability performance at ChinaPlas 2023, April 17 to 20, 2023, at Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center.

Visitors to stand #14H41 will see a wide range of pigment solutions that address trends in plastics applications such as the emphasis on food safety and recycling in packaging, vivid designs and lightweighting in e-vehicles, and greater use of spin-dyed fibers in textiles.

“Sun Chemical and DIC are committed to supporting the advancement of the plastics applications by providing innovative solutions to help customers produce products with outstanding color and functionality, as well as achieve sustainability goals,” said Marc Dumont, Global Business Line Head at Sun Chemical. “We look forward to spotlighting our latest pigment solutions and talking with customers at ChinaPlas 2023 about their business and sustainability objectives.”

Sun Chemical and DIC will highlight solutions that contribute to a circular economy, including:

Microlen® Blue 7460 ECO, a sustainable end-of life solution that significantly extends the workable color space for compostable plastics. Microlen® Blue 7460 ECO is designed for bio-compostable plastics and enriches the coloring options between PCN green and blue, which are particularly limited when it comes to meeting regulations. This pigment is certified by EN 13432.

Sicopal® Black K 0098 FK, a highly sustainable alternative to carbon black, which enables the plastics recycling industry to efficiently sort and re-process plastic waste. Sicopal® Black K 0098 FK is extremely heat stable and widely supported for food contact uses, including for applications like microwaves and ovens. This pigment can be used as a substitute to carbon black in all formulations and is available in mono-pigment preparation forms.

For the rapidly developing e-vehicle market in China, Sun Chemical and DIC will exhibit their comprehensive color solutions for engineering plastics, such as polyamide, polybutylene terephthalate, and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds. A series of orange color formulations for automotive applications will also be featured at ChinaPlas 2023.

Sun Chemical and DIC will also display their complete colorants portfolio, including pigments and dyes, to support the textile industry’s transformation from bath dyeing to spin dyeing to foster a more sustainable planet. Sun Chemical and DIC pigments for spin fibers are selected for higher chroma and purer components, which are certified by OEKO-TEX®.

For more information, please visit stand #14H41 during ChinaPlas 2023 from April 17 to 20, 2023, at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center or visit

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About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A.