Allnex Highlights New Resins for Packaging Inks and Hardcoats at RadTech Europe 2013

Jasmin Bisch (Marketing Communications)
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Brussels, September 25, 2013 – Allnex announces that it will have a strong presence at RadTech Europe 13. Attendees are invited to discover the broad range of UV/EB Curable Coating Resins that Allnex has to offer. As one of the pioneers of energy cured coating technology, Allnex has both extensive expertise and a comprehensive portfolio of products and capabilities that enables us to help customers find the most effective solutions to their UV/EB coating and ink challenges.

Visitors to booth No. 14 can meet our Allnex experts for 100% solids and waterborne urethane acrylates. They can also learn about Low Extractables and Odor (LEO) resins specifically formulated for use in low odor, low migration inks and coatings applied to food packaging.

In addition, attendees to the RadTech Europe 13 Conference will have the opportunity to learn about some of the most recent advances in UV curable resin technology from Allnex.

  • Dr. Philippe De Groote, Technical Service & Development, will present a paper on the latest developments in energy curable resins for hardcoat applications on 15 October 2013, Session 3, at 2:20 pm. This session will highlight new tin-free UV resins from Allnex delivering enhanced abrasion resistance compared to traditional hexafunctional urethane acryalates. Those resins are recommended for the formulation of hardcoats on consumer goods as well as in industrial plastic applications, especially at low coatweight and/or under low curing energy conditions.
  • On the following day (16 October 2013) at 2:25 pm as part of Session 7, Paul Geveart, Technical Service & Development, will discuss a new self-curing acrylate resin for UV inks and coatings used in indirect consumer product packaging applications. This new polymeric resin generates free radicals upon UV irradiation and does not produce any unwanted byproducts. In addition, acrylate functionalities incorporated in the oligomer react when the resin is cured, binding the resin into the matrix of the film, thus further reducing the risk of migration, which is an increasing issue for low molecular weight photoinitiators.

RadTech Europe13 Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Congress Center Basel on 15-17 October 2013 in Basel Switzerland. For more information about Radtech Europe 13, go to http://www.european-coatings.com/Events/RadTech-Europe-2013. To learn more about the broad array of resin and additive technologies from Allnex, please visit www.allnex.com.

About Allnex – www.allnex.com

A global company with $1.5 billion in sales, Allnex is a leading supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings. We are recognized as a specialty chemicals pioneer and known for our professionalism and for offering the broadest portfolio of high quality, innovative liquid resins and additives, radiation cured and powder coating resins, and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic, and other surfaces. With manufacturing facilities and research and technology support centers located throughout the world, we also provide responsive, local support to our customers, helping them to rapidly bring advanced coating solutions to the market.