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Allnex Launches Bio-based Polyester Acrylate for Use in UV LED Coatings

Published on 2015-09-17. Author : SpecialChem

BRUSSELS -- EBECRYL® 5849 resin, is the latest addition to Allnex’s portfolio of highly versatile energy curable polyester acrylates. This new resin is plant-based thus made mostly from bio-based materials. EBECRYL® 5849 can be formulated for either UV LED cured coatings or 100% sprayable formulations.

Biobased Polyester
Fig. 1: Biobased Polyester from Allnex

EBECRYL® 5849 is a multi-functional polyester acrylate that provides cured films with good hardness and scratch resistance. The product shows excellent thermal and mechanical properties combined with low viscosity, high cure speed and hardness. These properties make it ideal for use in OPV’s, flexo inks and matt scratch resistant topcoats for parquet as well as for high gloss pigmented 100% sprayable furniture applications. EBECRYL® 5849 can be cured either by EB, UV or UV LED light.

Moreover, EBECRYL® 5849 is part of Allnex’s resin portfolio which contains renewable raw materials. The new resin is plant-based and consists of 56% of renewable content, allowing formulators to incorporate the resin into their bio-based inks and coatings.

“Especially for UV LED cured applications, EBECRYL® 5849 has shown outstanding results in terms of reactivity and properties of the final coating,“ says Marie-Astrid Goes, Global Marketing Manager at Allnex. “EBECRYL® 5849 is not just a high performance resin with unique properties. Due to its high content of renewable raw materials, its development underlines Allnex’s commitment to meet the industries sustainability goals,” she concludes.

About Allnex

A global company with USD 1.5 billion in sales, Allnex is one of the leading suppliers of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings. It is recognized as a specialty chemicals pioneer and known for its professionalism and for offering the broadest portfolio of high quality, innovative liquid resins and additives, radiation cured and powder coating resins, and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic, and other surfaces. With manufacturing facilities and research and technology support centers located throughout the world, it also provides responsive, local support to its customers, helping them to rapidly bring advanced coating solutions to the market.

Source: Allnex

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