An Ecology Coatings Inc. spokesperson told PlasticsToday its EcoQuik UV curable coating products are capable of replacing laminate films for overprint protection on labels and packaging.
EcoQuik coatings can be applied with the same equipment used for conventional UV curable coatings, the spokesperson said. The optimum formulation chemistry maintains its reliability in high moisture environments and provides protection from thermal shock and resistance to household chemicals and paint solvents, while providing rub resistance and optical clarity.
"If laminate films are eliminated, press operations are improved by eliminating laminating film roll changes," the spokesperson said. "Also, since the coated labels are thinner, benefits such as fewer roll changes at application and reduction in shipping volume are accrued."