Bluestar Silicones launches new silicone release coating -- K Trade Fair


Bluestar Silicones launches new silicone release coating

It is said to offer one of the flattest release profiles in the industry and to enable label manufacturers to increase converting speeds. Silcolease Poly 356 is designed for formulation flexibility to allow reduction in platinum catalyst and more cost-effective process conditions for pressure-sensitive applications.The product provides good cures at high coating line speeds, effective cure on thermally sensitive substrates, and a wide range of release levels with the addition of release modifiers. It anchors to most substrates and has very good bath stability, says the company.Bluestar Silicones has also introduced two new UV photo initiators: Silcolease UV Cata 243 is a cationic photoinitiator which requires lower addition levels and is more effective than current products. It is ready to use and produces a low-odour cured coating.Silcolease UV Cata 102 is a photoinitiator for free radical UV curing of silicone acrylate release coatings. It is a pourable product that is said to deliver good cure performance.