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Customers Address DEHM Standards with AEROSOL® Surfactants for Over Print Varnish (OPV) Applications

Published on 2009-07-24. Author : SpecialChem

WOODLAND PARK, NJ -- Cytec Industries Inc. announces the introduction of two new OPV grade products, AEROSOL® OT-75 OPV grade and OT-70 PG OPV grade. These products offer very low residual diethyl hexyl maleate (DEHM) in comparison to typical dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS) surfactants. DEHM is a byproduct of the manufacture of DOSS, which is used as a wetting agent in OPV's.

These new products are in response to the concerns expressed by several European OPV manufacturers about the possible modification of the German BfR (Federal Institute for Risk assessment) that recommends setting a maximum of 50 ppb for the migration of DEHM from packaging into food.

The new AEROSOL OT-75 and OT-70PG OPV grade surfactants will have a maximum DEHM level of 0.15% "as is", which assuming a typical OPV coating thickness of 4-6 g/m2 wet and a maximum AEROSOL surfactant level of 8% (as is) should allow customers to meet the proposed new limits.

The new grades will be available for sampling from August, 17, 2009.

Cytec is the market leader in sulfosuccinate chemistry. These new, improved products are in line with our continued commitment to providing environmentally friendly, sustainable products that meet our customers' changing needs.

About Cytec Industries Inc.:

Cytec Industries Inc. is a global specialty chemicals and materials company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products. Our products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace, adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, chemical intermediates, inks, mining and plastics. We use our technology and application development expertise to create chemical and material solutions that are formulated to perform specific and important functions in the finished products of our customers.

Source: Cytec Industries Inc.


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