Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have acquired Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd., a UK manufacturer of conductive inks, pastes and powders for the printed electronics market.Gwent’s European-based production sites will also enhance Sun Chemical’s global conductive ink, paste and powder manufacturing capabilities while allowing further penetration into developing markets.  “The addition of Gwent’s diverse advanced electronic materials and tailor-made technologies will further expand Sun Chemical and DIC’s solutions portfolio for printed electronics globally,” said Mehran Yazdani, president of Sun Chemical Advanced Materials. “Sun Chemical has experienced tremendous growth in the global printed electronics market and this acquisition will help us expand into this strategic market and enable us to better serve our customers.” Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd. was founded in 1988, and its products are manufactured directly for individual customers and tailored to suit specific processes of manufacturing plants. Its strengths include being a major world supplier of pastes and other ancillary materials for the bio-sensor and biotechnology markets. Other major targets are automotive and display products. In order to supply to these markets, Gwent has the medical device qualification ISO 13485 and automotive supply qualification ISO 16949.