UV/EB acrylate resins, bearing one or several acrylate groups, are derived from chemical backbones such as polyol, polyester, polyurethane, polyether, epoxies and acrylics. Their unsaturated acrylate functionalities have the unique property of instantaneously polymerising under ultra-violet radiation (UV) when mixed with an adequate photoinitiator or when treated with a beam of high energy electrons (electron beam, EB).
UV/EB curable resins are mainly used as solventless binders in inks, varnishes, adhesives and decorative and protective coatings and paints. They can be applied on almost any substrate – paper, wood, plastics, glass and metal.
P. Cahen (Allnex)
UV/EB Acrylates resins derived from various chemical backbones such as polyol, polyester, polyurethane, polyether, epoxies and acrylics
Allnex (BE), Arkema – Sartomer (FR), BASF (DE), DSM (NL), IGM Resins (NL), Miwon Europe GmbH (DE), Rahn AG (CH)
UV/EB Acrylates Resins SG provides the value chain with scientific and technical information about the safe and sustainable use of UV/EB resins. The SG also monitors the regulatory developments under REACH, Classification and Labelling, Swiss and German ordinances for printing inks and other legislations. UV/EB Acrylate Resins SG actively participates in the Resin Technical Platform (RTP).