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Wood Coating With Respect To Environmental, Toxicological And Economical Aspects
In the last 5 years non satisfactory properties and high costs were the mainarguments against the use of waterborne UV-curable resins in an industrialapplication.To overcome the quality problems with a new generation of waterborne resins it isof course necessary to know the state of the art in the marked to be entered; whattechnical requirements ha
UV-Adhesives For The Assembly In The Electronic, Glass And Medical Device Industry
Ideally, an assembly adhesive should offer and desired strength upon curing. Moreimportantly, it should allow the user to decide when and where (during theproduction cycle) curing will take place. Over the past decade, many manufacturershave begun using ultraviolet-curable, structural-strength aerobic adhesives andcoatings, because they just offer
Cationic Uv Flexo, An Alternative For Wide-Web Film Printing?
Flexography is a mechanical printing process that uses liquid ink and a fairly soft reliefimage printing plate made of rubber, or more commonly, photopolymer. The process isused predominantly for package printing. All flexographically printed packagingsubstrates are web-fed with the exception of corrugated board. Unlike the other majormechanical pr
Effects of Key Variables on Retortability, Flexibility and Other Physical Properties of Uv-Curable Cationic Epoxide Coatings. II
Coatings for metal packaging must maintain adhesion and not crack while the metal is bent andstretched during can formation. Food can coatings must withstand retort processing which occurs after filling (1) and most beer can coatings must withstand pasteurization. UV-curable cationic coatings containing cycloaliphatic epoxide resins are used in rig
Aqueous, Pigmented, UV - And Eb - Curable Printing-Inks for Textile Applications
Two technologies are promissing for the future of textile pigmentaryprinting. On the one hand, the non—polluting UV  or EB technology whichis already used to cure pigrnentary prints, particulary for reduce energyconsumption, speed up this fabric finishing process and improve fastnessof the prints. And on the other hand, the ink—jet technology
ION Mobility Spectrometry, Controlling-Method For UV-Curing Processes; A Method For The End User
The question of migratiOn-capable components in UV-cured coatings plays a dominantrole. For food packaging, odour and migration problems are of crucial importance. Anumber of analysis techniques were applied and described in literature to determinethe rate of curing in irradiated coatings, printing inks and varnishes. 1]But all these methods have o
Health, Safety & Environment Aspects Of Radiation Curing
The issue of environmental protection has grown in importanáe over the last 30years. Stricter controls and standards have been set, which have added a newdimension to business. Resources have been directed towards pollution control andprevention rather than just clean-up, effecting not only management, but alsoproduct development and promotion. Env
Electron Beam For Controlled, Environmentally Friendly Through-Curing Of Lacquers, Foils And Adhesives
INTRODUCTION2. 1 EBC for the avoidance of solvents and NOxGerman lacquer manufacturers produced 1.55 mio. to (100 %) of lacquers, coatingmaterials and solvents worth DM 7.5 Mrd in 1991(see also table on page 2).The increase in quantity compared with 1990 amounted to 8.3 %.From them 67.100 to (4,3 %) were apportioned to environmentally friendly elec