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allnex Introduces UV/EB Curable Resins Technologies for Coatings & Inks Market

Published on 2019-11-06. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Inks     UV/EB Technology     Industrial Coatings     Plastic Coatings     

allnex has announced the launch of four high-performance, organo-tin- and BPA-free replacement solutions for lithographic, flexographic, screen, gravure, and direct or reverse roll UV/EB-curable inks applications. The products in question are EBECRYL® 416, 417, 418 and 441.

Safer BPA-free Replacements to Lower Health Risks

allnexThe arrival of those cost-effective solutions to the packaging and inks market couldn’t be more timely. Indeed, with increasing legislation surrounding the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) and more awareness of its health risks, safer BPA-free replacements were the coating industry’s logical answer to those concerns.

The challenge however was to offer one-for-one replacements that delivered the same properties and level of performance as the currently available BPA-containing chlorinated polyesters - a feat the allnex team is happy to report was achieved with the development of BPA-free EBECRYL® 416, 417, 418 and 441.

Key Benefits and Features of EBECRYL® 416, 417, 418 And 441 include:

  • Good adhesion to plastic substrates (PE, PP, PET, PC, OPS and PVC), metals and paper
  • High reactivity
  • Available in multiple dilutions
  • Organo-tin free
  • TSCA status with no SNUR

Energy-cured Coatings Deliver Excellent Characteristics

Ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) energy-cured coatings have excellent appearance, durability, and little or no VOC emissions, while enabling increased productivity and lower overall costs per cured part.

allnex’s energy-curable resins provide application for industrial and plastic coatings as well as packaging coatings and inks applications, driving market growth and end-user acceptance of this unique technology.

Proud of this new addition to allnex’s UV-curable portfolio, Eileen Weber, Global Marketing Manager Packaging Coatings & Inks (Radcure) at allnex commented, “We are enthusiastic with the launch of these BPA-free products as it not only updates our portfolio with unique products in an everchanging market, but it also provides a positive solution for both immediate customers and ultimately end consumers and the environment.”

Source: allnex
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