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DSM Introduces NeoCrylâ„¢ B-300, an Acrylic Resin for Overprint Varnishes & Coatings

Published on 2011-06-06. Author : SpecialChem

DSM announces the launch of NeoCryl™ B-300. A unique patented inert solid acrylic resin, which obtains enhanced adhesion properties to plastic substrates to which adhesion is difficult to obtain. NeoCryl™ B-300 offers a broad formulating latitude as it is easily soluble in a wide range of diluting monomers. It can be used in energy curable printing inks, overprint varnishes and coatings.

NeoCryl™ B-300 is easily incorporated into existing systems and is compatible with a wide range of epoxy, urethane and polyester acrylates. Compared to conventional inert resins, NeoCryl™ B-300 allows the formulator to easier get the desired combination of application properties.

In magnitude, 20 % of this resin improves adhesion of printing inks to difficult substrates and improves inter-coat adhesion of overprint varnishes and coatings.

In addition to the above applications, NeoCryl™ B-300 can be used for indirect food contact related applications. NeoCryl™ B-300 is a response to the growing trend towards use of energy curable resins in inks for food packaging which requires low migration inks that exhibit excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates.

This product has been evaluated for its suitability as a binder for various food contact related applications and concluded that, if applied at defined coating thickness and produced according to GMP regulations, the product is suitable for the intended purpose and does not cause any foreseeable risk to human health according to the requirements laid down in the relevant European food contact legislations.

About DSM Coatings Resins

DSM Coatings Resins is one of the leading specialty resins supplier for the coatings industry and part of the Performance Materials cluster of Royal DSM N.V. With an ongoing focus on Sustainability and Innovation, the company designs, manufactures and markets resins for metal, plastic and wood coatings, including resins for graphic arts industry, based on a wide range of water borne, UV, powder, and solvent borne technologies. We are the largest producer of polyester resins in the world and one of the largest producers of specialty emulsions with manufacturing sites in USA, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, and China. DSM Coating Resins is headquartered in the Netherlands.

About DSM

Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM's 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of about € 9 billion.

Source: DSM


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