Sun Chemical has announced that the Sun Chemical Security division will operate under the brand name of Luminescence, the manufacturer of security and brand protection inks that Sun Chemical acquired earlier this year. Suppliers of the very latest in security ink technological developments to governments and security printers in over 100 countries, Luminescence manufactures security inks suitable for offset, intaglio, flexo, gravure, screen, numbering and inkjet processes and security threads.
Luminescence will remain a standalone business, guaranteeing the confidentiality and strict protocols followed in the security inks business. This will be headed by Paul Cooper who has over 30 years' experience in the security market. A key driver in the success of Luminescence, he will now have the vast resources of Sun Chemical to provide a world class service on a global basis.
Specialising in customised, ink based solutions for banknotes, tax stamps and secure documents, such as passports and ID cards, the new business offers customers an unsurpassed combination of technology, production and research and development capabilities, global reach and financial stability.
The business is headquartered in the UK, with research and devlopment facilities in the UK, France and the USA and with secure, European bank accredited manufacturing sites in UK, France and the Netherlands. Further significant investments are planned to support the rapidly growing business.
Commenting on his appointment, Paul said, ‘I am delighted to have been entrusted with leading Sun Chemical Security and will ensure that the Luminescence philosophy of giving our customers the highest levels of innovation, security, discretion and confidentiality continues to be fundamental to our business approach. Previously Luminescence may have had a limited ability to scale operations to meet the needs of the largest printers and banks, just as Sun Chemical might not have had the technology to meet the demands of every printer and bank in the market. Together, however, in the new combined organisation, we now have the capabilities to satisfy the requirements of every security printer and central bank.’