PureRad™ Ultraviolet and Electron Beam (UV/EB) coatings

PureRad UV/EB coatings are used for label, commercial printing and flexible packaging industries and offer high aesthetics and superior performance. PureRad UV/EB are cured using lower energy than typical water-based coatings and can be used with a variety of coating methods, including flexographic, offset/lithographic, gravure, screen and roller coat. PureRad UV/EB coatings offer superior performance with high scratch, abrasion and chemical resistance. 

Ashland offers a variety of specialty coatings (various gloss levels, textured, glow-in-the-dark, dry erase, color shifting, etc). Whatever your needs, Ashland has a product for you. If you don’t see what you are looking for, we can custom-formulate something to meet your specific requirements.

Ashland coatings featured in SAPPI’s “The Source”

Ashland products are featured in “The Source Volume 5, A SAPPI Guide to Designing for Print: Techniques and Methods for Achieving Optimum Printing Results.” We have more than 2,000 products to help your designers bring their ideas to reality. A few of the products featured in the SAPPI publication are:

● PureRad 50136 Raised Image Scrn Ctg Over Print Coatings, used for achieving gloss surfaces that stand above the page.
● PureRad 52424 Matte Raised Image Scrn Ctg Over Print Coatings, used for achieving matte surfaces that stand above the page.
● PureRad 51016 Non Skid TC Over Print Coatings, provides a gritty texture to the image.
● PureRad 51652 Matte Flexo TC Over Print Coatings, provides a durable dull matte finish.
● PureRad 52223 Phantavision TC Colorshifting Over Print Coatings, creates a color-shifting (green to purple or other shifts) effect.

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Application Information

Applications

Description

Benefits

Commercial Print

PureRad UV/EB coatings are used in a variety of end use applications. So whether you are printing marketing collateral, packaging or magazine/book covers we offer the coatings to suit your specific needs and requirements. Whatever your needs, Ashland has a product for you. If you don’t see what you are looking for,we can custom formulate something to meet your specific requirements.

  • Various levels of consistent and desired gloss
  • High mechanical scuff and abrasion resistance
  • Minimal gloss back
  • Moisture and chemical resistance
  • Available in a variety of finishes and textures
  • Compatible with stamp/glue/printing process
  • Cures at current press speeds
  • No ink blocking or offset when cured
  • Custom formulations available
Industrial Coatings

PureRad UV/EB coatings can be customized for industrial applications. Please contact an account manager to receive more information.

  • Custom formulated for highest level of performance
Label

PureRad UV/EB coatings are used in a variety of label applications, whether it is to provide protection, enhance the aesthetics or perform specific functions, we have the coatings to suit your specific needs and requirements. Whatever your needs, Ashland has a product for you. If you don’t see what you are looking for, we can custom formulate something to meet your specific requirements.

  • Various levels of consistent and desired gloss
  • High mechanical scuff and abrasion resistance
  • Moisture and chemical resistance
  • Specific release values
  • Available in a variety of finishes and textures
  • Cures at current and/or accelerated press speeds
  • Custom formulations available
Primers, Print Receptive Coatings

PureRad UV/EB primers can be specifically formulated to perform in various print receptive coating applications and substrate enhancement . So whether it is for enhanced printability for your flexographic, lithographic, digital, ink jet and other printing techniques or just to improve the adhesion to various films and substrates, Ashland PureRad primers and print receptive coatings can offer the performance you need. If you don’t see what you are looking for,we can custom formulate something to meet your specific requirements.

  • Enhanced adhesion to substrates (PP, PE, PET, PS, etc)
  • Cured to higher surface energy or dyne-level for enhanced printability

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Services

Custom formulated laminating adhesives and coatings

At Ashland, we realize one size doesn’t always fit all. Ashland’s high level of experience in product development and technical services allows us to work directly with our customers to develop meaningful solutions. Our technical service department brings accelerated customization when a standard product does not meet performance requirements. 


Laminating adhesives and coatings technical & analytical services

Ashland manufactures a wide variety of flexible packaging adhesives that are used in multiple high-performance industries. Ashland’s expertise is backed by providing analytical services and technical service, all managed within our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) guidelines. Our flexible packaging adhesives adhere to the FDA regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).


Market Information

Markets

Application

Product Types or Functions

Packaging, Converting and Printing
Commercial Print, Industrial Coatings, Label, Primers, Print Receptive Coatings
Coating, Laminating Adhesive