Next Generation of AQ Soft Feel Coating

Kustom Group is proud to introduce our next generation of waterbased Soft Feel coating which is our KS-9800. KS-9800 is improved in the following ways:

1) Has more feel than any soft feel product that we have produced thus far.
2) Has a smoother, more even lay when applied over wet oilbased inks.
3) Although somewhat slower to set initially due to its higher viscosity, when it fully dries in 12 – 24 hours, it has better rub resistance versus other AQ soft feel coatings that are non-catalyzed.
4) It is less expensive versus previous AQ soft feel coatings we have introduced.

For further information (besides the link to the TDS below) or samples, please contact your Kustom Group representative. We would ask that you pay close attention to the viscosity on the TDS of the KS-9800. The KS-9800 is 50 – 60 seconds in a #3 Zahn at 77F.

LED Specialty Coatings, OPV’s and Inks

In walking around the recent trade shows, it would seem that all the buzz is about LED. While others have just begun the development of products in this area, Kustom Group has had products out for quite awhile now which are now press proven for both litho and flexo presses equipped with LED arrays. Besides the obvious gloss, satin and matte coatings and litho, ink unit applied OPV’s, Kustom Group has an extensive selection of specialty coating and OPV products that can be cured using an LED. We encourage you to go to the link below to see the list of LED coating and OPV products we have available:

LED Specialty Coatings and OPV’s

Kustom Group does not want to forget the ink maker who may be interested in making LED inks for the first time. We are happy to work with you to develop inks that will run and cure well. For litho applications, the inks typically have to wet trap on each other, which is a relatively new concept for energy curable inks. Kustom Group stands ready to offer starting formulations for both litho and flexo to get you started. Please contact your Kustom Group representative for this information or send an email to us through the website.

Kustom has you covered for your LED needs!!

Bisphenol A (BPA)-Free Products

Very recently California added Bisphenol A (BPA) to the list of California Proposition 65 chemicals which need to be reported. As soon as this information reached Kustom, we began to work to develop BPA-free versions of many of our oilbased and energy curable products. Part of this process has been working with suppliers to help them develop BPA-free products that are technically acceptable for us to use. This is an ongoing process with new experimental products currently under evaluation for approval. But we want to keep our customers updated on our progress in this area, so we have developed a list of new formulations that are BPA-free. Please go to the link below to find this list.

Kustom Group BPA-Free Product List

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