Alberdingk Boley, Inc.
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
UV/EB raw materials: Alberdingk Boley, Inc. offers water-based UV curable dispersions.
• Product name: Lux 250
Attributes/comments: This UV-curable polyurethane dispersion has fast flash-off time and good physical drying before UV cure. Excellent for clears and pigmented systems for wood and plastic substrates.
• Product name: Lux 260
Attributes/comments: This UV-curable polyurethane dispersion has high gloss and is solvent-free. It has excellent scratch and chemical resistance.
Lebanon, Indiana, USA
UV/EB equipment: UV clear coating equipment and ancillary products
Comments/attributes: Offline sheet-fed systems to meet today’s standards; sizes 13” to 80” and custom sizes available; numerous standard and optional features; superior coating quality to meet the needs of all printers.
Wyandotte, Michigan, USA
UV/EB raw materials: Oligomers, reactive diluents, vinyl monomer, photoinitiators, stabilizers, UV absorbers, pigments, rheology modifiers, dispersants and antioxidants.
Attributes/comments: BASF creates chemistry to help its customers succeed. Through collaboration of expert advice and in-depth knowledge of energy curable processes, BASF can help its customers achieve the performance properties needed for an application. To find energy cure solutions, the company brings together its joint expertise and BASF’s unique product portfolio of photoinitiators, oligomers, reactive diluents, vinyl monomers, stabilizers, UV absorbers, pigments, rheology modifiers, dispersants and antioxidants.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
UV/EB raw materials
• Product name: Desmolux XP Z738
Attributes/comments: Desmolux XP Z738 is an allophonate urethane acrylate supplied in 100% solids form. It has low viscosity and good response to viscosity reductions. It has outstanding weather, abrasion and scratch resistance.
• Product name: Bayhydrol UV XP 2690
Attributes/comments: Bayhydrol UV XP 2690 is a UV-curable polyurethane dispersion (UV-PUD). It offers excellent weathering and flexibility. It releases water very fast and does not require cosolvents for film forming.
Cytec Industries, Inc.
Woodland Park, New Jersey, USA
UV/EB raw materials: Cytec coating resins delivers innovative products. Cytec is a pioneer in the development and production of high performance coating solutions. Its line of low-VOC coatings, radiation curing and powder coating resins and additives allows its customers to create sustainable change for the industries they serve.
• Product name: Ebecryl 411 Resin
Attributes/comments: Applications: non-food contact UV/EB flexo or gravure inks. Benefits: excellent adhesion to a variety of corona-treated, unprimed filmic substrates; outstanding adhesion and scratch resistance before and after water immersion; appropriate for formulating opaque white rotary screen inks. UV flexo formulations based on Ebecryl 411 exhibit good pigment wetting, good cure response and good printability.
• Product name: Ucecoat 7200 Resin
Attributes/comments: Applications: consumer electronics, automotive interior, cosmetic packaging, general industrial plastics and wood. Benefits: outstanding hardness performance, solvent-free – sprayable, direct adhesion onto several plastic substrates, low yellowing right upon cure and high solid content combined with colloid stability.
EIT Instrument Markets
Sterling, Virginia, USA
Product name: Uvicure Plus II Profiler and UV Power Puck II Profiler
Attributes/comments; UVicure Plus II and UV Power Puck II Profiler radiometers not only display irradiance (W/cm2) and energy density (Joules/cm2), they now offer greatly expanded graphing capability. These units can transfer numerical values and irradiance profiles via USB port to a PC through PowerView II software, which provides new options for displaying, analyzing, sharing and exporting information. Open up to four files at once to analyze a single UV bandwidth.
Emerald Performance Materials – Specialties Group
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
UV/EB raw materials: Emerald has expanded its wide range of colorant technology with a new line of energy curable transparent oxide colorants and color dispersions introduced in 2012 for coatings and printing applications. Emerald also provides Foam Blast products for degassing UV systems in addition to its extensive offering of defoamers for aqueous systems.
• Product offered: Lucida Colors EC Series Colorants
Attributes/comments: Energy curable pigment dispersions with low odor, excellent handling. Lucida Colors are available in full 12-color palette pigment dispersions and four Transoxide semi-transparent colors. Exhibits superior light stability, especially important in semi-transparent wood coatings. Excellent color depth, strength and accuracy to Pantone colors and match to their aqueous counterparts from Emerald Performance Materials.
• Product offered: Foam Blast 20F
Attributes/comments: A zero-VOC product effective at degassing in UV systems and in non-aqueous epoxy, urethane and acrylic coatings. Foam Blast 20F can be used at low levels in grind for pigmented systems.
Energy Sciences Inc.
Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA
UV/EB equipment: ESI provides electron beam (EB) systems worldwide.
• Product name: FlexoBeam
Attributes/comments: Designed specifically for CI-offset, gravure, CI-flexo and offset printing line, the FlexoBeam provides the smallest footprint and profile for new or retro-fit installations. FlexoBeam offers Smartbeam technology for traceability and trackability.
• Product name: EZCure-CR
Attributes/comments: Electron beam with enclosed chill roll for radiation safety. Ideal for heat sensitive films and food packaging.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
UV/EB raw materials: Esstech, Inc. develops and manufactures advanced materials for the biomedical and industrial markets and is a major manufacturer of customized UV/EB curable materials. Its focused team has significant development experience and can provide a clear performance difference to its customers. Specialized urethane acrylates and methacrylates, adhesive monomers, acrylic resins and purified methacrylates are among the selection of UV/EB raw materials provided. Esstech also supports toll and custom formulations. The same dedication to quality that Esstech has employed for the dental industry for decades is now being applied to a variety of applications including nail enhancements, industrial coatings and adhesives.
• Product name: Exothane Elastomers
Attributes/comments: This is a series of novel urethane acrylates and methacrylates characterized by low shrinkage, high conversion, enhanced toughness, high elongation and low color. While most of the Exothanes are medium to high viscosity liquids, recent work has expanded the line of Exothanes, which are solid at room temperature.
• Product name: HEMA Maleate
Attributes/comments: HEMA Maleate is a carboxylic acid-containing methacrylate used as an adhesion promoter for a wide variety of substrates. It has been successfully used to enhance adhesion to ceramics and difficult to adhere to plastics such as ABS and Valox.
Evonik Goldschmidt Corp.
Hopewell, Virginia, USA
UV/EB raw materials
• Product name: Tego Dispers 688
Attributes/comments: Tego Dispers 688 is a new premium dispersant for matt UV curing coatings and printing inks. It improves productivity during manufacturing and continuous application of the coating due to excellent rheological profile. Low thixotropy, lowest viscosity and yield points even at highest concentrations of matting agents are the key benefits.
• Product name: Nanocryl
Attributes/comments: Nanocryl enhances scratch- and abrasion-resistance while maintaining both gloss and transparency of the resin. These products are silica nanocomposites for energy-curable coatings based on various (meth-)acrylate resins. Nanocryl products show low viscosity and no sedimentation, i.e. the processability remains essentially unchanged in comparison to the respective base resin.
Funion UV Systems, Inc.
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
Product name: Light Hammer 6 & Light Hammer 10
Attributes/comments: The latest series of industrial microwave UV curing lamp systems from
Fusion UV for the laboratory and production. The Light Hammer family uses solid state technology that enhances curing capability, electrical efficiency, while providing consistent UV output and long life.
Product name: Custom Engineered Solutions
Attributes/comments: Fusion UV Systems provides "black box" solutions to your UV curing
needs. A dedicated engineering staff are the experts in taking your UV curing process conditions and turning them into hardware solutions.
Morrisville, Pennsylvania, USA
UV/EB raw materials: Gelest Inc. develops and manufactures molecular materials that enables optical, protective, decorative and special purpose coating technologies for enhanced performance on plastics, ceramic, metal, glass, concrete and inorganic mineral surfaces.
Attributes/comments: Gelest’s product line includes silane, silicone and metal-organic molecules for adhesion promotion and crosslinking; improved chemical resistance and corrosion protection; controlling hydrophobicity, hydrophilicity and oleophobicity; rheological aids (improved processing, dispersion, flow).
H&S Autoshot Manufacturing Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
• Product name: Cure-Tek Curing Lamps
Attributes/comments: H&S Autoshot specializes in manufacturing UV curing lamps for use with site applied coatings. The company pioneered curing lamps for the automotive aftermarket and has designed and are in the process of patenting a lamp for use within Class 1 Division 1 hazardous locations. This lamp is designed for use in aerospace hangars and can be adapted for use across many industries.
Jiangsu Tetrachem Co., Ltd.
UV/EB raw materials: Jiangsu Tetrachem Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004 and specializes in manufacturing cycloaliphatic epoxy resins. These products can be used in the UV ink and UV coating and electronic encapsulation industries.
• Product name: TTA21
Attributes/comments: TTA21, CAS No. 2386-87-0; chemical name is 3,4-Epoxycyclohexylmethyl 3,4-Epoxycyclohexane Carboxylate, equal to ERL4221, CEL2021. Mainly used in UV ink and UV coating, LED encapsulation and adhesives.
• Product name: TTA26
Attributes/comments: TTA26, CAS No. 3130-19-6; chemical name as Bis (3,4-Epoxycyclohexylmethyl) Adipate, equal to UVR6128, ERL4299. Mainly used in UV ink and UV coating, LED encapsulation, electronic devices potting and adhesive.
Keyland Polymer Ltd.
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
UV-cured powder coating
• Product name: UVMax
Attributes/comments: UVMax UV-cured powder coatings are available in a wide range of finishes for MDF (medium density fiberboard), plastic, metal, pre-assembled components and other heat sensitive substrates. Keyland Polymer develops, formulates, manufactures and sells UV-cured powder coatings – an environmentally friendly finishing alternative containing no VOCs or PVCs.
Nedap Light Controls
Groenlo, the Netherlands
UV/EB equipment: Electronic light drivers
• Product name: Nedap NMPL series 12kW to 36kW Lamp Drivers
Attributes/comments: Nedap Light Controls is the world’s leading company for UV lamp drivers to control UV light for curing applications. Nedap patented lamp drivers keep the UV output constant for optimal curing quality at lowest energy costs. New are the modular 12kW to 36kW units (c/UL and CE approved, RoHs compliant).
Netzsch Instruments North America, LLC
Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
• Product name: The Photo-DSC 204F1 Phoenix for UV curing and More
Attribtues/comments: For analyzing the UV curing of light-activated resin system, adhesives, paints, coatings and dental masses.
• Product name: The Brand-New Dielectric Analyzer DEA 288 Epsilon for In-Process Cure Monitoring
Attributes/comments: Flow and curing behavior of thermosetting resins and composites. Production monitoring and process control (event-based). Multi-channel and multi-frequency measurements with smart sensor technology.
PCT Engineered Systems, LLC.
Davenport, Iowa, USA
UV/EB equipment: EB systems for coil coating, curing, and crosslinking
• Product name: BroadBeam
Attributes/comments: BroadBeam simply outperforms the competition. In coil coating operations its rugged systems are built to withstand high strip tensions; have an automated open function to allow stitches and welds to pass through without problem; and possess roll diameters that are large enough to prevent coil set in the metal.
• Product name: Innovation Group
Attributes/comments: PCT’s team of seasoned manufacturing consultants and engineers, dedicated to designing, building and commissioning a wide range of process improvements unrivaled in the systems integration industry. The Innovation Group’s expertise includes automation control systems, coordinated drive systems, custom machine design and fabrication, combustion systems and plant floor information technology.
Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
UV/EB equipment: UV LED curing lamps
• Product name: FireJet FJ200
Attributes/comments: The FireJet FJ200 is a fully scalable air-cooled UV LED curing lamp aimed primarily at UV inkjet wide format systems and is capable of curing at the highest speeds for small, medium and grand format digital printing systems. It’s also ideal for many large single pass UV inkjet applications.
• Product name: FireEdge FE200
Attributes/comments: The new FireEdge FE200 is a high performance air-cooled UV LED pinning lamp used in applications where the requirements to “freeze” the ink jet drop without fully curing. The new FireEdge specifically addresses the rapidly growing inkjet market by matching the length of today’s most popular inkjet print dimensions.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
UV/EB raw materials or equipment offered: Whole ranges of monomers (TMPTA, TPGDA, HDDA, GPTA, EOTMPTA, IBOA, etc.) oligomers (epoxies, urethanes, polyethers, polyesters, amine synergists, etc.) and photoinitiators
• Product name: GC1100Z
Attributes/comments: This bi-functional reactive amine synergist has excellent adhesion to difficult substrates.
Runtec Chemical Co., Ltd.
Jintan, Jiangsu, China
UV/EB raw materials: Leading China manufacturer of photoinitiators and UV absorbers
• Product name: Photoinitiators and UV absorbers
Sartomer USA, LLC
Exton, Pennsylvania, USA
UV/EB raw materials: Acrylic monomers and oligomers
• Product offered: CN823 Acrylic Oligomer
Attributes/comments: Low shrinkage, good adhesion, hydrophobic. Ideal for wood, metal and plastic coatings; litho, flexo, inkjet and screen inks; laminating adhesives and stereolithography electronics applications.
• Product offered: CN9062 Dual Cure Urethane Acrylate Oligomer
Attributes/comments: OH value of 85 mg KOH/g, utility in dual cure compositions, hardness, chemical resistance. Ideal for wood, metal and plastic coatings; flexo, screen and inkjet inks; and stereolithography electronics applications.
Shamrock Technologies, Inc.
Newark, New Jersey, USA
UV/EB raw materials: Shamrock offers wax emulsions, wax dispersions, dry wax additives and texture products for UV applications.
• Product name: Everglide UV 691 and Everglide UV 636
Attributes/comments: Everglide UV 691 is ideal for use in thin film applications where scuff and mar resistance are needed (25% polyethylene wax, emulsified in TRPGDA). Everglide UV636 adds anti-blocking to the features of Everglide UV 691, and is a 25% carnauba wax, emulsified in TRPGDA. Both are great for high-gloss clear applications.
• Product name: UltraMatte UV 50-GDA
Attributes/comments: UltraMatte UV 50-GDA is a 50% active wax and silica combination (in TRPGDA) for matting films (approximately 10 microns or less) without increasing the rheology of the final material.