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Toyo Ink Group to Exhibit its Decorative Inks, Hard Coatings and more at FilmTech JAPAN

Published on 2016-04-05. Author : SpecialChem

TOKYO, Japan -- Toyo Ink, Toyochem and Toyocolor, all wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Toyo Ink Group, announced plans to exhibit at the 7th FilmTech JAPAN from April 6 to 8, 2016, at the Tokyo Big Sight. FilmTech JAPAN, as one of four exhibitions being held simultaneously at the 7th Highly-functional Material World event, is the world’s largest advanced film show featuring high functional films for such fields as automotive, building materials, pharmaceuticals and food packaging, in addition to molding and processing technologies.

Fig. 1: Toyo Ink Group

At the Toyo Ink Group booth E23-44, East Hall, Toyo Ink, Toyochem and Toyocolor, the three core operating companies of the Group, will jointly showcase a diverse range of materials for functional films that are available globally as well as high performance films and adhesive tapes, and other related solutions.

Signature Inks and Hard Coatings from Toyo Ink

Taking center stage for Toyo Ink is the Lioduras™ line of UV-curable functional hard coatings for various uses such as touchscreens, displays and building materials. Two products of note are the Lioduras MAC series that exhibit excellent adhesion to sputtered metal films and the highly scratch-resistant Lioduras LCH-6000. At the booth, Toyo Ink will also introduce other hard coatings that address the basic functional performance need for high transparency, refractive index control, low-shrinkage, antistatic, anti-blocking, antibacterial, UV- and heat-reducing, water- and oil-repelling and anti-fingerprint.

Toyo Ink will spotlight its decorative inks and hard coatings for molding and processing applications, including its Lioduras MOL hard coatings offer surface protection and high durability for in-mold decoration systems. In addition, the LIOCREATE™ SS MF series of screen printing inks with advanced design traits and the company’s proven line of gravure inks will be presented.

Another booth highlight is the REXWIN™ UA / US series of functional UV-curable pressure-sensitive adhesives that enable inline processing, owing to its compatibility with various coating methods. This PSA product also demonstrates excellent high transparency and adaptability to a wide variety of substrates.

Toyo Ink’s comprehensive portfolio of high-performance package printing products will also be on display. Featured products include the LIOROTO™ and AQUA LIONA™ series of water-based flexo inks for flexible packaging and the LIOCREATE SS8 Premium White and SSPO Premium White series of ultra-white, solvent-based screen inks with high-concealing power. Gravure printing materials with high design characteristics will also be highlighted.

Toyochem Innovation in Functional Films, Tapes & Adhesives

The Toyo Ink Group booth will feature the LIOELM™ series of high heat resistant, low tack, single-sided adhesive tapes from Toyochem. Visitors to the booth can expect to see its popular series of heat-resistant adhesives (LIOELM LE951, LE957L and LE959K), LIOELM LE831P-50BK high heat-resistant adhesive tapes for film splicing, LIOELM LE552 low-tack urethane protective tapes as well as prototypes of heat-resistant, repositionable polyimide tapes.

What’s more, Toyochem will spotlight its popular DYNACAL™ series of decorative marking films. The DYNACAL METALSHEET series offers excellent formability and environmental benefits, using a unique one-way mirror design to create a metallic look. The DYNACAL ECOSIGN™ PB series imparts a piano black luster for a rich jet-black finish.

Other Toyochem functional films, adhesives tapes and adhesive products presented at the booth include functional hard coat films, functional OCA (Optically Clear Adhesive) sheets, the DOUBLE-FACE™ D-504 series of red adhesive tapes for core end use, materials for decorative molding films (acrylic resins and films) and adhesives with outstanding acid resistance for battery applications.

Nanotube Compounds for Electronics from Toyocolor

The latest development in Toyocolor’s carbon nanotube (CNT)-based product lineup is the Lioplax™ LIOCONDUCT™ series of highly conductive CNT compounds, which are compatible with various resins. The fillers used in the company’s nanotube compounds exhibit electrical conductivity when as little as 2% is added to films or injection molded items. This enables the creation of molded products with electromagnetic interference shielding properties that help to reduce high-frequency interference by 99%, without the use of metal fiber fillers.

About Toyo Ink

Toyo Ink, a core operating companies of the Toyo Ink Group, oversees the Group’s Printing and Information- and the Packaging Materials-related business segments. It is the driving force behind the Group’s graphic arts companies in Japan and abroad. Delivering inks of high technical expertise since its establishment, the company brings color and function to virtually all aspects of life. In addition, as a world-class color specialist, Toyo Ink provides unique color design tools free-of-charge such as the TUBUCOLOR™ color communication app, and the UDing™ and UDing Dither series of universal color design software.

About Toyochem

Toyochem oversees the Toyo Ink Group’s Polymers and Coatings-related business segment as a core operating company is headquartered in Tokyo and has two production facilities in Saitama and Hyogo prefectures, Japan. Based on the Toyo Ink Group’s polymer design technologies accumulated over a century of product development, Toyochem produces polymers, adhesive tapes, marking films and coatings for a wide array of fields.

About Toyocolor

Toyocolor, a core operating company of the Toyo Ink Group, oversees the Group’s Colorants and Functional Materials-related business segment, including its production bases in Shizuoka, Shiga, Chiba, Okayama and Saitama in Japan. Based on its proven expertise in developing high quality, high purity organic pigments, the company delivers products that go beyond bringing color to everyday items in people’s lives. Today, as specialty materials that provide various unique physical properties and functionality, Toyocolor products and materials can be found not only in the printing and daily commodity-related applications, but also in a diverse range of markets such as electronic information media and materials for energy-related fields.

About Toyo Ink Group

The business activities of the Toyo Ink Group are classified into four segments: the Colorants & Functional Materials Related Business, Polymers & Coatings Related Business, Printing & Information Related Business, and Packaging Materials Related Business. While Toyocolor Co., Ltd. acts a core operating company, individual companies in the Toyo Ink Group engage in the Colorants &Functional Materials Related Business. The Polymers & Coatings Related Business is operated by Group companies with Toyochem Co., Ltd. and Printing & Information / Packaging Materials Related Business is operated by Group companies with Toyo Ink Co., Ltd. as the central operating companies.

Source: Toyo Ink Group

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