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Sirrus and Sun Chemical Announce Ink and Pigment Partnership


March 18, 2015
By Business Wire News

CINCINNATI

Sirrus, Inc. and Sun Chemical, a subsidiary of DIC Corp., announced an agreement to jointly develop novel, high performance materials for the inks and pigments market using Sirrus’ Chemilian™and Forza™ monomer platform.

This partnership draws on Sirrus’ uniquely reactive functional alkene chemistry and Sun Chemical’s global technology and market leadership position in inks and pigments.

“We are excited to announce this partnership with the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments as a validation of our business model and the potential for our technology in this market,” said Jeff Uhrig, Sirrus Chief Executive Officer. “We believe Sun Chemical is ideally suited to further develop core properties of our reactive monomer platform, including optical clarity and rapid room temperature cure, to enhance product performance.”

“The advent of a unique monomer/polymer platform is a rare occurrence and we are excited about the opportunity this represents for us and our customers,” said Russell Schwartz, Chief Technology Officer of Sun Chemical.

For more information about Sirrus or Sun Chemical, please visit www.sirruschemistry.com or www.sunchemical.com.

About Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments and a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales of more than $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has over 8,000 employees supporting customers around the world.

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. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.sunchemical.com.

About Sirrus

Sirrus advances manufacturing technology through chemistry. Sirrus 1,1 dicarbonyl substituted alkenes, known as Chemilian™ and Forza™ provide the foundation to meet customer needs via tunable physical property performance and fast cure speeds at ambient temperatures. Benefits include cycle time reduction, energy savings, and new material selection in a broad range of customer and consumer applications, including automotive, building and construction, electronics, packaging and hygiene.

For Sirrus, Inc.
Mike Freeman, 513-733-1800
mike@freemancommunications.biz
or
Kousay Said, 513-453-0131
kousaysaid@sirruschemistry.com