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acpo, ltd and Sun Chemicals together at the Global Pouch Forum 2017 in Miami, FL

globalpouchStop by the Sun Chemical booth #B33 at the 2017 Global Pouch Forum in Miami, FL and learn about the exciting new products that acpo, ltd offers to the flexible packaging industry. Our Flexible Packaging Product Manager John Coyne will be available to discuss your needs and answer your questions.

See you at Domino’s Open House next month!

We’re looking forward to exhibiting at Domino’s Open House next month. Stop by and talk to our experts as we showcase our flexible packaging line, including high oxygen barrier films and sealant webs that also offer direct printability. Click the image below to learn more and register – it’s FREE!Domino

acpo Now Part of the Dscoop Partner Program

We’re excited to be a partner in this forward-thinking community, focused on promoting and advancing digital print relevancy.  You can find our team at Booth 801 where we’ll be showcasing our new flexible packaging line including oxygen barrier print web options and sealing web with moisture barrier.



Sun Chemical Partners with ACPO to Sell SunBar® Oxygen Barrier Coated Films

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – August 17, 2016 – Sun Chemical has entered into a partnership with ACPO, Ltd., a premier coater of flexible films, to meet the growing demand of brand owners and flexible packaging converters for high barrier transparent packaging.

Sun Chemical will supply its SunBar® oxygen barrier coatings to ACPO to coat and supply various films to flexible packaging converters. Since few converters have the capability to coat thin films, only a limited number were able to take advantage of the SunBar barrier coating technology.

Since ACPO specializes in coating thin films with state of the art equipment, converters will have alternative barrier films at an economical price that offer improved barrier properties without needing to make capital investments in a coating unit.

SunBar oxygen barrier coatings offer converters cost effective, durable, sustainable films that support lighter weight packaging trends by creating a smooth, homogenous, pinhole-free, and flexible layer that can be easily overprinted with inks and laminated to a variety of secondary films. SunBar is a cost-effective, compostable, chlorine free and metal-free alternative.

SunBar coated films from ACPO are an excellent choice for clear high barrier flexible packaging structures and also for ultra-high barrier metalized film structures.

“The need for barrier films is growing at a healthy pace,” said Robert O’Boyle, Product Manager of Coatings, Sun Chemical. “Consumers will buy what they can see. This has led to the growing trend of transparent packaging that allows consumers to see the actual food. Many natural foods, such as granola, nuts and fruit, require a high barrier film for better protection. Since the majority of printers don’t have the ability to coat films, our partnership with ACPO will allow us to deliver them with the coated films they need to meet this trend. Choosing to partner with a respected leader in self-wound overlamination products like ACPO was an easy decision for Sun Chemical to make.”

“We are excited about this partnership with Sun Chemical,” said John Coyne, Product Manager at ACPO. “They are a recognized leader in our industry with an abundance of resources. They have already provided a high level of support. I feel that our strengths complement each other and together we will deliver innovative barrier film solutions to converters and brand owners.”

Currently two different ACPO coated films, polyester and biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP), are available with SunBar oxygen barrier coatings. There are plans to add to the barrier film product line by introducing other SunBar barrier coated films in the near future.

About ACPO, Ltd.
For over 30 years, ACPO, Ltd. has been dedicated to manufacturing and supplying self-wound pressure sensitive coated films to the narrow web printing/converting market. As the industry leader, we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality manufacturing standards while providing customers with superior products and exceptional service. ACPO overlaminates can be found on labels and flexible packaging products from the health and beauty industry to pharmaceuticals to pet food. ACPO is a subsidiary of Esperia Holdings, a Florida company with multiple plants, converting and distribution facilities. “Films with Technology. Products with Purpose.” www.acpo.com

About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 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 www.sunchemical.com.

ACPO Names New Product Managers

ACPO ltd., has announced the additions of two product managers. Anthony Saglimbeni has been named Product Manager for the company’s new line of brand protection films, and John Coyne has been appointed Product Manager for acpo’s new line of barrier films.

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Anthony Saglimbeni

As Product Manager, Saglimbeni will use his expertise from concept to commercialization to identify unmet needs and bring new security and brand protection products to the anti-counterfeiting market. In his new role, he will also oversee compliance and quality initiatives within the brand protection offerings. While new to acpo, Saglimbeni has nearly 15 years’ experience in the brand protection and anti-counterfeiting industry. Prior to joining acpo, he was Security Solutions Specialist at a global ink and chemical company, previously holding the position of Scientist. He has developed anti-counterfeiting solutions for many different brand owners, helping to ensure their reputations and market share.

Saglimbeni received a Bachelor’s Degree in both Biochemistry and Hispanic Studies from Connecticut College. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Virginia.

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John Coyne

As Product Manager for acpo’s new line of barrier films, John Coyne will use his expertise on a variety of barrier film solutions which will help to meet the increasing demand of converters and brand owners for films as a component in laminations to preserve and protect product, as well as extend shelf life. Coyne has nearly thirty years of experience with film, flexible packaging and converting markets.