Coatings

Retroflex Announces $1.5 Million Expansion

Retroflex, Inc. recently announced a $1.5 million expansion to its Wrightstown, Wisc. facility.

Yasui Seiki Japan is Moving and Expanding in Fall 2019

Yasui Seiki Japan started the fabrication of its fourth and largest coating machine assembly plant as well as its new headquarters building in Kanagawa, Japan.

Vetaphone Versatility Opens New Opportunities for TC Transcontinental

Vetaphone has collaborated with TC Transcontinental to install Corona systems at its U.S. manufacturing plant in Matthews, N.C.

Nordmeccanica Machinery and Novacote Adhesives by COIM Group Partner for Adhesive Technology Solution

Nordmeccanica and COIM Group joined forces in a cooperation targeted to the development of an adhesive technology.

Loparex Selects Sung An Machinery Co. Ltd. New High Performance Tandem Extrusion Machine

Loparex announced the purchase of a new high-speed tandem extrusion coating machine from Sung An Machinery Co. Ltd (SAM).

Mica Opens Distribution Center in Singapore

The company says the new facility will aid supply chain and delivery efficiency in Southeast Asia

Sun Chemical Adds Line of Varnishes

SunEvo Protect LEP overprint varnishes for HP Indigo digital presses are said to be suited for labels, flexible packaging, and folding cartons

BCC Research Issues EMI/RFI Study

Company says the comprehensive study of electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference is useful to those in the plastics industry

Heat Technologies Updates Demo Facility

New and upgraded equipment allows advancements in company’s drying/curing/heating/cooling process

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

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