Cytec launches energy curable products.
Cytec Industries has launched four new energy curable products for the North American packaging industry. Viaflex 410 is a non-initiated letdown vehicle designed for use in UV/EB flexographic inks and coatings. It offers excellent end-use properties required for shrink sleeve applications, including compatibility with a wide range of color concentrates, and excellent adhesion and clarity.
Viascreen 515 is an energy curable vehicle for rotary screen inks. It provides excellent adhesion to a variety of plastics, good milling properties and very good cure response. Also launched were Ebecryl 325, an acrylated adhesion promoter for UV/EB coatings applications on porous and non-porous substrates, and Ebecryl 341, a silicone-free, UV curable additive for slip, blocking resistance and intercoat adhesion.
Cytec Industries has also launched new UV curable resins with low extractable and odor for the packaging graphics industry that feature a new family Ebecryl LEO resins.
"The Ebecryl LEO resins address the upcoming REACH regulations in Europe," said Michael Kucharski, market manager, graphics, Americas for Cytec. "We're helping our customers in North America proactively address food packaging issues by ensuring that the inks and coatings used in food packaging can meet the stringent European Union standards."
The Ebecryl LEO resins include IRR 560 and IRR 562 grades. They offer ink and overprint manufacturers valuable new options for inks and OPVs for indirect food packaging printing, especially those designed for use with human foods, pet foods, pharmaceuticals and similar products. More info: Cytec Industries Inc., web: www.cytec.com.