Elkem Silicones will showcase its Silcolease™ UV line of silicone release coatings for narrow web printing at the printThink Summit at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago, Ill. from Sept. 12-13.
Silcolease™ UV curing technology offers on-press release coatings and varnishes to be applied in strips, patterns, or as a full web release coating. These coatings are designed to cure quickly by traditional arc lamps in a single station. They are ideal for extended content labels, integrated labels, lift tabs, linerless, direct thermal, and thermal transfer type applications.
Silcolease™ UV 100-series features silicones with a free radical curing mechanism that provides fast cure and first-rate anchorage behavior on almost any surface. Release ranges from very easy premium release force for automated label applications to medium and high release force for hand apply applications, as well as high speed thin matrix removal during converting.
Silcolease™ UV 200-series features silicones with a cationic curing mechanism that allows for fast cure, and with minimal interactions with typical ink systems. With a variety of release ranges from easy to medium release, these release coatings offer a variety of solutions without the need for nitrogen blankets.
Formulations are available as multiple component systems for the easy adjustment of performance for each application, or as single component premixed systems for ease of use by operators.
To learn more about how Elkem Silicones can help enhance your printing processes, visit us at printThink, call (866) 474-6342 or visit our website.
About Elkem Silicones
Elkem Silicones has more than 3,100 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch that deliver your potential. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem ASA, is one of the world's leading fully integrated silicone suppliers, operating 9 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 11 R&D centers around the globe. Based in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. www.silicones.elkem.com
About Elkem ASA
Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Elkem is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Oslo. The company has 6,000 employees with 27 production sites and sales offices in a total of 28 countries worldwide. In 2018, Elkem had revenues of 25.9 billion NOK ($2.9 billion). To learn more, please visit www.elkem.com.