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DSM Expands Offering of UVaCorr® Instant-Cure, Corrosion-Preventative Coatings to Europe’s Steel Tube & Pipe Market

Published on 2010-04-14. Author : SpecialChem

ELGIN, IL,USA -- UV-curable coatings leader DSM Desotech is expanding its offering of UV-curable corrosion-preventative coatings to the tube & pipe industry in Europe. The UVaCorr® product line, which has been widely used for the past 15 years throughout North America, includes both clear and colored coatings designed for protection of steel tube & pipe, particularly during storage and transport to end-use destinations.

"DSM has more than 40 years of expertise in UV-curable materials and a passion for seeing this high-performance, green technology extended to markets that could benefit from it most," says Jim Reitz, Innovation Director DSM Desotech. "The European Tube & Pipe industry's growing transition to efficient UV coating technology represents a major commitment to eco-friendly, sustainable manufacturing. We have been actively listening to, and formulating for, the specific needs of producers in this region."

UVaCorr® products, which are now certified for use in the Venjakob® Ven Spray Pipe system, boast several performance advantages over traditional solvent-based and water-borne tube & pipe coatings, including:

  • instant cure for high-speed processing
  • 100% solid coatings for higher applied coverage and no VOCs
  • better salt spray resistance for enhanced performance
  • smaller equipment footprint with reduced energy requirements

The UVaCorr® product line also boasts the backing of global UV-curable materials leader DSM. "Leveraging our proven product portfolio, strong customer base and extensive UV application experience, DSM also provides global R&D resources, market channels and manufacturing facilities-which includes DSM Desotech's production facility in Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands," says Paul Jellema, UVaCorr® Business Development Manager Europe.. "We're dedicated to delivering a strong partnership to the growing European tube and pipe market."

"DSM has done an impressive job formulating products suited for our Ven Spray equipment," said Venjakob's Gerd Mense. UVaCorr® corrosion-preventative coatings for tube & pipe will be featured at the TUBE 2010 International Trade Fair, held in Dusseldorf, Germany, April 12-16, (Hall 4, Booth 4G17).

Source: DSM

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