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Cytec Introduces ADDITOL™ LED 01 Resin with Energy Curable Technologies

Published on 2011-06-03. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI, China -- Cytec Industries Inc. opens new application areas for energy curable technologies with ADDITOL™ LED 01. When used as a co-resin, ADDITOL™ LED 01 transforms UV curable formulations into lower energy, UV LED curable formulations.

Traditional UV curable coatings and inks cannot be instantaneously and completely cured with current available UV LEDs, given the low energy output of the latter. Sometimes acceptable drying speeds can be achieved by changing and increasing the photo-initiator package and acrylate functionality, however these formulations still require a short distance of a few millimeters between the UV LED unit and the substrate.

"Cytec's ADDITOL™ LED 01 allows for more formulation freedom and opens the way to assessing UV LED curing for application areas which were usually not accessible to UV technology, e.g. coatings on heat sensitive surfaces or field applied architectural coatings", says Stefan Smeets, Global Marketing Manager. "ADDITOL™ LED 01 is designed to improve the surface cure, leading to faster line speeds and allowing for a bigger distance between curing unit and substrate, necessary to cure three dimensional coated surfaces", he adds.

Pioneering Sustainable Change Cytec Coating Resins are the pioneers in the development and production of high performance coating solutions. Our line of coating resins and additives allow our customers to create sustainable change for the industries they serve.

About Cytec

Cytec's vision is to deliver specialty chemicals and materials technologies beyond our customers' imagination. Our focus on innovation, advanced technology and application expertise enables us to develop, manufacture and sell products that change the way our customers do business. These pioneering products perform specific and important functions for our customers, enabling them to offer innovative solutions to the industries that they serve. Our products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace composites, structural adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, electronics, inks, mining and plastics.

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