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Bluestar Silicones at Labelexpo Americas: Unveils Release Additive & Crosslinking Agent for Labels

Published on 2014-09-10. Author : SpecialChem

Bluestar Silicones announced the introduction of a premium release additive and a crosslinking agent for solvent-borne silicone systems for a range of label applications. Bluestar Silicones made the announcement at Labelexpo Americas 2014 (Booth 3605) September 9-11 at the Donald T. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

“For solvent-borne systems, we continue to develop new and unique solutions that increase productivity, cut costs, and boost efficiencies, said Sean Duffy, Global Business Manager Release Coating for Bluestar Silicones. Both new products are targeted for use in pressure-sensitive release coatings.

Bluestar Silicones ADD 398 is a premium release additive that is designed to reduce release force and provide a premium release for a range of solvent polymers. It is used at 1-2% addition levels. Bluestar Silicones XL 311, a crosslinking agent, was developed for use on polyethylene coated kraft (PEK) paper. It provides excellent low-temperature cure and strong anchorage to the substrate material.

Both innovations were developed specifically to meet the needs of Far East manufacturers. However, they are potentially commercially available throughout the world including Europe, pending REACH registration of the materials.

About Bluestar Silicones

With worldwide operations headquartered in Lyon, France, Bluestar Silicones is a $650 million worldwide silicones raw material manufacturer. The company is one of the world’s leading fully integrated global silicones manufacturers with more than 60 years of silicone expertise. Bluestar Silicones has manufacturing operations throughout the world and combines upstream silicon metal operations and capacity with downstream silicone market and application development expertise. The company offers a comprehensive range of silicone technologies in support of diverse specialty markets including paper release, textile coatings, healthcare, moldmaking, automotive, aerospace, and personal care.

Source: Bluestar Silicones

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