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allnex launches A-Cure selector tool on their website

ACURE™ – Game Changing New Resin Chemistry for Coatings

ACURE™ is a new, non-isocyanate resin chemistry for coatings based on Michael Addition. Historically the Michael Addition has been too fast and difficult to control for practical use on coatings. Allnex has developed and patented new technology which harnesses ACURE™ ’s speed via use of a unique C02 blocked catalyst and kinetic control additives which give the paint formulator the tools needed to manage ACURE™ ’s use across a number of different applications and application conditions. This proprietary technology gives ACURE™ it’s ACURE™ – What’s “Under the Hood”?

In ACURE™ systems, allnex typically uses a relatively low molecular weight malonated polyester with a relatively low molecular weight acrylate like diTMPTA as its primary Michael Addition reactants. To enable Michael Addition, a strong base catalyst is needed. To enable Michael Addition’s extremely fast cure and create potlife, allnex blocked the catalyst with carbon dioxide. This approach preserves the inherently fast curing kinetics of Michael Addition while remarkably providing hours of potlife, orders of magnitude beyond those seen in typical 2k isocyanate or other chemistries.
ACURE™ chemistry is further enhanced by the use of kinetic additives which are used to slow the system further, providing the formulator with additional degree’s of control so as to manage coatings properties including open time, appearance in thick films and coating performance in varying environmental conditions.
Alternatives to Polyurethane systems don’t come easily. ACURE™ provides coatings properties never before seen in the Coatings Industry. If you’re looking for an Eco Friendly, Green Polyurethane coating system – ACURE  has arrived.

For UK info/samples please contact your Tennants representatives who will also be happy to assist

We invite you to check out the new page by visiting https://acure-coating-resins.com/

FREE forthcoming webinar being offered by BASF for the Printing & Packaging Industry

Find out how to reduce your carbon footprint with NEW Joncryl® Biomass Balance resins for Sustainable Packaging from BASF.

 

Many manufacturers are asking for resins based on renewable materials in order to improve the sustainability and marketability of their products. Resins are generally based on crude oil but BASF can now substitute crude with vegetable oil derived from waste products (compost) or sustainable palm plantations to help customers reduce their carbon footprint. The new Joncryl® BM Biomass Balance resins are produced with these renewable materials.  The Biomass Balance approach allows the manufacture of water-based inks containing renewable raw materials without the need to change printing and/or converting processes. The production of one tonne of Joncryl® Biomass Balance ‒ compared with that of a conventional product ‒ can reduce carbon dioxide by the same amount as a car emits over a distance of 4,500 km. Joncryl® Biomass Balance opens up new opportunities to create more sustainable packaging.

 

FREE forthcoming webinar being offered by BASF for the Printing & Packaging Industry.

To give customers more information on the Joncryl® Biomass Balance concept, BASF have organised a free web seminar to introduce this and other products that are designed to support customers to reduce their carbon footprint and meet market demands for sustainable packaging solutions.

 

During the session on November 4th, Jan ver Delft from the BASF resins team will discuss how the Biomass Balance approach works and how Joncryl® Biomass Balance resins for inks and coatings can reduce the use of non-renewable resources by up to 100%. He will also look at other bio-based products, which, like our Biomass Balance solutions, can substantially reduce your carbon footprint.

Date                 4th November
Time                 12-12.30pm
Register            Please click here to register

If you are unable to join the session and would like further information on the Joncryl® BB concept please contact Chris Morgan, Head of Sales: Coatings, Inks & Plastics BTC UK Email: christopher.morgan@btc-europe.com

Look out for the Joncryl® Biomass Balance products on the BTC stand at Surfex 2021!

Introducing a new brighter white for inks

Ti-PureTM TS-4657 brings the whiteness, brightness and opacity of a chloride grade titanium dioxide to inks and has the added benefit of low abrasion.

Until now, printers looking for optimum brightness in their inks typically faced a choice between brilliance and abrasion. That’s because pigments produced via the chloride process tend to be abrasive and cause wear on printing equipment. However, while sulphate grades offer lower abrasion, they lack brightness and consistency.

Now there is a product which combines the benefits of both. Blagden’s key supply partner Chemours has developed a low-abrasion chloride grade of titanium dioxide, Ti-PureTM TS-4657.

Compared to sulphate-produced alternatives, Ti-PureTM TS-4657 provides:
• a brighter, whiter pigment that allows printing in a broader range of colours
• higher opacity and thinner film when formulated to equal whiteness
• consistently high quality due to continuous processing
• the ability to use less TiO₂ when formulated to whiteness and opacity, resulting in cost savings

For more information about how Ti-Pure TS-4657 can bring more brilliance to your inks, please contact Philip Randall on 01959 560857 or email prandall@blagden.co.uk.

Metal Recycles Forever

80% of all metal ever produced is still in circulation today.

Recycling and sustainability

The UK metal packaging industry, along with its European counterparts, spearheads the continual drive to not only produce the most material efficient metal packaging possible, but also to provide packaging that offers other significant benefits such as significantly reducing food waste and producing paint cans that are still fully recyclable despite contamination from paint.

 

The industry’s recycling infrastructure, developed over many decades, has resulted in a UK recycling rate for steel packaging of 71 per cent and aluminium (primarily beverage cans) of 76 per cent.

 

The sector’s target of a 100 per cent recycling rate for metal is a real possibility thanks to metal’s easy separation from the waste stream, either by consumers at home or by magnetic extraction and eddy currents further down the line. And it’s a fact that all metal collected for recycling, is recycled and is reused.

 

Metal is officially recognised as a permanently available material (British Standard 8905) – a material whose inherent properties are not changed by repeatedly being recycling into new products. Metal can be recycled an infinite number of times with no loss of quality, and it’s estimated that 80 per cent of all metal ever produced is still in circulation today.

 

Metal’s sustainability credentials are captured in just three words: Metal Recycles Forever.

 

“Metal can be recycled again and again with no loss of quality, and when it is recycled it saves significant amounts of primary raw materials, energy and CO2. Once primary ore is converted into metal, as long as we look after it, we will have it forever.  This infinite recyclability is key to reducing the pressure on the world’s natural resources and why recycling metal is so important. Our vision is for a 100 percent metal packaging recycling rate,” said Robert Fell, Director and CEO, MPMA.

Safety, Regulatory and Safe Handling of Chemicals

Safety, Regulatory and Safe Handling of Chemicals are topics that constantly challenge the global Chemicals industry at all times.
There is a need for companies to understand the correct regulatory, classification, symbols and pictograms.  It’s not just enough to write SDSs ‘in-house’ without employing proper tools or knowledge resources or simply copy-pasting safety data sheets from competitors, suppliers or from the internet as these could be quite misleading!  Yet another requirement for companies aspiring to get various types of Quality, Compliance, other certifications is to have proper systems in place including those of Safety, Regulatory and Safe handling of Chemicals regardless of being hazardous, non-hazardous chemicals or both.

 SIAM SL, Spain based in the world famous La Rioja wine region of Spain develops IT Solutions and Software for the automatic Classification, Formulation and Authoring of Safety Data Sheets for single substances and mixtures falling under CLP and GHS regulations.  SIAM provides a highly versatile software (CHEMETER) for preparing multilingual SDS in over 55 world regulatory/languages and multilingual product labelling and provides SDS AREA, a platform for easy distribution and management of Safety Data Sheets.
Both CHEMETER and SDS AREA solutions offer major time-savings to companies over traditional methods of authoring SDSs as well as using old software since both solutions come with latest features suited to the current and evolving safety regulations in over 55 countries.   CHEMETER software is easy to understand, open and flexible and built-up in a modular fashion to suit your exact needs at any given time.

1000+ clients across 45 countries that use CHEMETER software and SDS AREA include a variety of manufacturers, exporters, importers, distributors, traders, MSME’s, OEM’s into all kinds of Chemicals, API’s and Plastics and coming from all walks of industry including CASE, Petrochemicals, Pigments, Resins & Additives, Dyes & Dispersions, Textile and Leather Chemicals, Cleaning & Construction Chemicals, Lubes & Greases, Cosmetics, Solvents, Rubber, Plastics, Detergents, Flavours & Fragrances, Water Treatment Chemicals, Agro Chemicals, Monomers and Polymers, Resins and more.

Come 1st November 2020 and CHEMETER software will offer its users an additional module specially designed to help users manage the EU’s new regulation of UFI (Unique Formula Identifier) Code in order to comply with the EU’s new Poison Centre Notification (PCN) requirements for hazardous mixtures being supplied into the EU.   The module automatically creates PCN dossiers for harmonised notifications and within a few minutes, users can upload files with all necessary documentation, automatic UFI code generation, toxicological information, complete chemical composition, etc.   It is a simplified and easy step-by-step process and significant time-saver compared to the 2-3 hours odd it otherwise takes to generate PCN for a single product using the official portal.

You can get more information about SIAM’s Regulatory IT Solutions on https://www.siam-it.com or by sending an email to:

Nirav Banker
(UK, Asia & Middle-East Business Head)

Email: n.banker@siam-it.com
UK Mobile: (+44) 747 096 4875