DSM NeoResins Launches NeoRez® U-471 High Performance Versatile Elastomeric Solvent based Urethane for Flexible Packaging

03 Mar 2008 • by Natalie Aster

DSM NeoResins+, as a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty solvent based urethanes for the Graphic Arts industry, introduces a new member to its extensive range of elastomeric solvent based urethanes under the name: NeoRez® U-471. NeoRez® U-471 is an elastomeric aliphatic (mild) solvent based urethane suitable for printing using flexographic or gravure printing techniques, on a wide range of packaging film substrates. This new product is inline with our environmental philosophy and has been made Tin free and contains a non aggressive (mild) solvent. In addition to this, its combination of aliphatic building blocks, excellent pigment wetting coupled with high bond strengths in packaging film laminates, means this product can be used to formulate inks which pass sterilisation and pasteurisation treatments. Additional benefits are that it is non-yellowing and has increased alcohol tolerance compared to aromatic urethanes. Making it even more desirable for flexographic printing applications.

The universal nature of elastomeric (mild) solvent based urethane has led to significant cost savings for printers. This in turn is driving the adoption of these products in the leading growth market of packaging film laminates. Here we see traditional technologies like vinylchloride and polyvinyl butyral resins in decline.

About DSM NeoResins+

DSM NeoResins+ is a leading, committed, global supplier of innovative specialty resins, specialized in the development and manufacturing of resins that is focused on fulfilling the needs of the coatings and graphic arts industries. DSM NeoResins' existing brand names Haloflex®, Halwedrol®, NeoCryl®, NeoRez®, NeoPac®, NeoRad®, Uracron®, Uradil® and Uralac® are well-known throughout the industries world-wide.

DSM NeoResins+ has 1,200 employees and operates seven manufacturing sites: in Frankfort and Wilmington (US), Shunde (China), Hoek van Holland and Waalwijk (Netherlands), Meppen (Germany) and Parets (Spain). Being focused on customer needs, it has five Application and Research & Technology Centers: in Wilmington (US), Shanghai and Shunde (China), Parets (Spain), Waalwijk and Zwolle (Netherlands), all supported by three Customer Service Centers: in Wilmington (US), Shunde (China) and Waalwijk (Netherlands). DSM NeoResins+ is headquartered in Waalwijk (Netherlands).

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Source: DSM NeoResins