Energy savings by the introduction of more efficient curing processes that use less energy is a constant theme for the coatings industry, and has high emphasis in automotive applications. Taking the case of two-component polyurethane (2K-PUR) coatings, the use of conventional catalysts, e.g.
M. Laksin, V. Linzer, T. Best, J. Modi and S. Chatterjee
Electron beam curable flexographic inks have recently been introduced to the flexible packaging market. The new EB ink system offers the benefits of UV curable inks—like good print quality, high gloss and product resistance—while eliminating needs in interstation curing.
Laminating Adhesives can be generally classified in to three broad types depending on the demands the packages are expected to meet. They can be grouped as high, medium and standard performance systems.
G. Macor, S. Villeneuve, S. Jig, R. Telesca and E. Ruiz
Prime IT technology allows lamination of films on virtually any kind of plastic material, including critical cases of chemically incompatible polymers, which have to be sandwiched together and where conventional laminating adhesives fail.
Since about 200 years, UV-radiation is known as a part of the sun radiation and nearly exactly one hundred years ago, systemcatical experiences with UVradiation in medical research began (Finsen, 1896). The first remarks about skin
Manufacturers want improved, lowercost processes for decorating food packaging. UV curing has been demonstrated to provide improved performance and lower costs for many food container ap- plications. (1.2) UV flexo has been widely
Many survey indicate that the majority of people perceive the chemical industry as a threat to the environment. Despite the efforts made to improve our environmental performance, many people continue to distrust the industry. Although one can find a
In the early days of radiation curing, it was discovered that the monomers or reactive diluents have irritant properties. This sometimes resulted in severe skin- and eye irritation for workers, V especially printers, working