UV/EB Acrylate Resins
Uses and properties
The so called UV/EB curable resins are mainly used as solventless binders in inks, varnishes, adhesives and decorative and protective coatings and paints. They can be applied on almost any substrate - paper, wood, plastics, glass and metal.
The resins are thus used in inks and over-print varnishes, hard coatings on plastics and wood as well as in protective coatings used on CD's and DVD's and optical fibres, and finally, in solder and etch resistant coatings for printed circuit boards.
UV/EB acrylate resins, bearing one or several acrylate groups, are derived from chemical backbones such as polyol, polyester, polyurethane, polyether, epoxies and acrylics. Their unsaturated acrylate functionalities have the unique property of instantaneously polymerising under ultra-violet radiation (UV) when mixed with an adequate photoinitiator or when treated with a beam of high energy electrons (electron beam, EB).
IGM Resins (NL)