Sun Chemical partners with Nix Sensor for launch of new app: SunConnect

SunConnect Launch Poster

Hamilton, Ontario: Nix Sensor Ltd., a technology-based company that designs, manufactures, and retails high-precision sensing technology, announced today a partnership with Sun Chemical for the launch of their new app: SunConnect.

Sun Chemical is a member of the DIC Group, a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries.

With this partnership, Nix is providing a custom SunConnect branded spectrophotometer exclusive for the SunConnect app. This launch will offer a complementary solution to SunColorBox, designed for the flexo corrugated printing market.

SunConnect is an accurate and digital color communication tool that will enable converters to communicate color match request and quality control data on press directly from a smartphone, tablet, or desktop. It is an entry level digital color management solution giving converters the opportunity to upgrade in future to Sun Chemical’s SunColorBox – a unique set of tools and services that enables consistent and accurate digital color communication throughout the entire packaging supply chain. These applications and services are aimed at supporting packaging printers and converters produce brand colors consistently, anywhere in the world, within a fully optimized digital process.

SunConnect eliminates the requirement of sending physical swatches back and forth between the customer and color center, improving color accuracy and saving time and costs for both parties. This helps streamline the entire process and results in faster turnaround times for color match requests.

The SunConnect app paired with the handheld spectrophotometer powered by Nix will assist press operators in confidently controlling colors, based on digital data, while helping production managers identify opportunities for improvement and confirm production quality.

“On behalf of myself and the Nix Sensor team, I’m proud to announce the release of the SunConnect Digital Color Sensor in partnership with Sun Chemical, the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments. Over the last year, our engineering team led by Dr. Strack, Dr. Paez, and Dr. Rich, have developed a special upgraded version of our Red Dot Design and German Design award-winning Nix Spectro 2 in tandem with the leading print and packaging experts at Sun Chemical. Finally, a cost-effective, portable, high-performance tool is available to the market and backward compatible with existing industry-standard devices. I’m excited to see how this disruptive technology will change the industry and bring color confidence to all aspects of the print industry value chain.” – Matthew Sheridan CEO/Founder Nix Sensor Ltd.

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of SunConnect for the flexo corrugated printing market and to continue to expand our digital color management portfolio. We hope that SunConnect can provide a breakthrough for flexo water-based packaging printing companies looking for a user-friendly, entry level color management solution.” – Mehran Yazdani, President, Global Packaging Materials and Advanced Materials

SunConnect is available today and available globally – Learn more here