LYON, France, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - As well as the latest additions in
the SILCOLEASE® Optima thermal solventless technology Bluestar will also showcase its
full and growing UV curing range which allow silicone curing without
any heat stress of the substrate. With new products in both Cationic
and Free Radical series the SILCOLEASE® range can rise to the challenges posed by the ever growing application
fields of filmic liners, liner less labels and narrow web coaters.
The SILCOLEASE® UV 200 series is based on epoxy functionalised silicone polymers with a
cationic curing mechanism. The major advantage of these products is
their excellent cure response to UV C radiation due to the
incorporation of patented Iodonium Borate photoinitiator technology.
This photoinitiator can be supplied as a catalyst to add to a base
polymer but a unique feature of SILCOLEASE® UV 200 series is the possibility to supply a mono-component system,
ready to use, without further bath formulation.
The SILCOLEASE® UV 100 free radical curing series based on acrylate functional chemistry is
used particularly where substrate inhibition of other reactive systems
is seen. This feature is particularly useful in "liner less"
applications where silicone is frequently required to cure on printed
When asked about the specific benefits offered by the SILCOLEASE® UV range Global Market Manager Sean Duffy said "With changing cost
structures of Pt containing systems and development in substrate,
machine and adhesive technologies UV systems are more than ever a real
alternative to traditional thermal cure systems for an ever growing
number of label applications."
With more than 30 years of experience as a global supplier and innovator
in silicone paper & film release coating solutions, Bluestar Silicones
offers expertise, knowledge and innovation in the silicone market,
unmatched in the industry.
Visit Bluestar Silicones at LABELEXPO Europe / September 28 - October 1,
SOURCE BLUESTAR SILICONES
For further information:
Press contact : Frédéric Jacquin, Bluestar Silicones, Phone: +33 4 72 13 19 29 - Fax: +33 4 72 13 19 44, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org