Coatings

INX Expands Kansas Facility

The plant in Edwardsville, KS, is now double the size to support company’s growth in energy-curable inks and coatings

Ashland Coating System Is Patented

PureKote 23589 and PureKote 21412A coatings for flexible packaging are said to be improve feel and provide resistance to water and scuffs

Heidelberg Takes Over Fujifilm’s Coatings and Pressroom Chemicals Operations in EMEA Region

Company reports move is part of a strategy to develop a cross-sector portfolio and become a digital company

Smithers Pira Reports on Functional & Barrier Coatings

The study says the packaging industry continues to demand new solutions from functional and barrier coating suppliers, leading to innovations

Sun Chemical Coatings Offer Barrier Advantages

SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings are said to be cost-effective and to support packaging with lighter weight

Sun Chemical & HP Indigo to Develop Digital Coatings

The agreement is expected to lead to the development of coatings, including overprint varnishes and adhesives, to complement digital solutions

Mica Adds Photovoltaic Array for Clean Energy

The company continues its history of sustainable practices with the solar panel system, expected to generate up to 65 kWh of clean energy per day

Dow Binders Offer Oil and Grease Resistance

RHOBARR Binders are said to offer fluorocarbon-free* alternatives to existing food contact compliant coatings for paper and paperboard packaging

Baldwin Acquires Air Motion Systems

The two companies, suppliers of UV and LED systems, combine to offer energy-efficient curing solutions

Freedonia Reports on Coatings Market

The packaging coatings market is expected to experience strong gains compared with recent years

Freedonia Issues Study on Protective & Specialty Coatings

The reports says water-based coatings in the protective and specialty market will surpass solvent-based coatings in 2020

Sun Chemical Partners with ACPO

Sun will supply ACPO with SunBar oxygen barrier coatings to supply converters with alternative barrier films

Dow Corning Launches Silicon Emulsion

Syl-Off EM 7978 release coating, suited for in-line coating of bakery release papers, is said to offer benefits of cost, processing, and sustainability

ACTEGA North America Coating Adds Design Element

MotionCoat UV coating reportedly creates a motion-like image for the printing and packaging markets

Dow Corning Offers New Release Modifier

Syl-Off SL 35 is said to offer tight release at low platinum levels with high stability and shelf life

ALTANA Acquires Henkel Specialty Coatings Business

The business, featuring MiraFoil and Miracure products, will be integrated into the ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division of ALTANA

Heraeus to Display Materials at Touch Taiwan

Booth will feature new transparent electrode materials, including examples using Clevios Etch and SET

Aalborg Instruments Announces Start-Stop Pump

The TPV RP peristaltic pump with adjustable RPM is designed to pump liquids of low to high viscosity

OMNOVA Solutions Offers Hollow Plastic Pigment

Lytron HG80 synthetic pigment for coated paper, paperboard, and specialty applications is said to offer high gloss and smoothness

ACTEGA Kelstar Launches Specialty Coating

UV Soft Touch coating is said to improve quality control and product yield while resisting scuffs and abrasions

Nordson Presents Melters for Process Control

VersaBlue Plus melters are said to optimize material delivery and dispensing for disposable hygiene product manufacturing

Smart Planet’s Non-Toxic Resin Provides Barrier

Said to be an environmentally friendly alternative to PVdC, EarthCoating Hyper-barrier (HB40) resin is suited to barrier folding carton packaging

Clariant Announces Renewable-Based Waxes

New Ceridust waxes are said to promote sustainability without compromising on quality

On Print | Conductive Inks & Coatings

Following the Printed Electronics Conference in Santa Clara, Dene Taylor recaps the practical products for use in our businesses today

Dymax Offers Guide to Dispensing Equipment

Covering manual and automated fluid dispensing systems, guide includes detailed products data

LexJet Supplies Primers for HP Indigo Presses

As US distributor for Michelman and Utopia products, company will serve as channel partner offering complementary product lines and sales expertise

Intl. Paper Exploring Green Packaging Options

Signs license agreement with Smart Plant Technologies to develop products using EarthCoating resins

Wacker Presents Innovative Binders at European Coatings Show

VINNACOAT LL 8100 and VINNOL H 5/50 A serve food packaging and printing ink industries

Readers Choice: Top 11 New Products of 2012

Counting the clicks generated through PFFC’s E-Clips newsletter produces our annual list of top products that captured the attention of our readers.

Saiden Technologies Becomes STI Polymer

Supplier of acrylic emulsion polymers has new name, ownership

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