29 June 2023

Elkem launches UV LED curable silicone for sustainable release coatings

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Elkem is one of the world’s leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future. Elkem is committed to develop products needed for the green transition, and minimising the negative environmental and social impact of these products.

Elkem is offering silicone release coatings in the widest range of formats, including solvent-based, water-dilutable emulsion formulations, solventless thermal and UV. Users can choose the most appropriate system for their specific coating equipment and substrate while taking into account energy, sustainability, regulatory and safety requirements.

To support the Label Industry in its transition to a more sustainable footprint, and the conversion to UV LED curing, Elkem introduces new UV LED curable silicone solutions, Silcolease™ UV LED Series.

UV LED technology has emerged as a promising method for radiation curing silicone chemistries at specific wavelengths as an alternative to mercury vapor curing lamps. In addition to its effectiveness and flexilbility compared to standard mercury lamps, UV LED provides the benefit of improved sustainability by consuming less energy and the elimination of greenhouse gas produced.

Silcolease™ UV LED systems utilizing Elkem photoinitiator demonstrate excellent cure and physical proporties for more sustainable release coatings.


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