European Coatings Show 2019

Kathy Devos (left) and David Aynessazian (right)

Where in the world was Kustom Group this week? In Nuremberg, Germany at the European Coatings Show. Taking place from March 19 thru March 21, titans of the printing industry were showing off new technology, discussing new ideas, and developing new relationships with people from all across the globe. Our President and Chief Operating Officer, Mike Gerkin, and our Senior Vice President Technical & Marketing, David Aynessazian, could be found participating at the show. Make sure to look out at the next one for Kustom Group and Kathy Devos from Umicore, our European Distributor, to learn what Kustom can do for you.

Product of the Week 3-18-19

Product of the week is KS-200 UV Gel Vehicle for Plastic. This product is recommended to be used as a letback vehicle for UV-curable lithographic inks. KS-200 offers high performance along with adhesion to a wide variety of rigid plastics.

Other features of KS-200:

  • Excellent printability
  • Superior holdout
  • Minimal misting without the use of dry additives

More information can be found on the KS-200 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 3-11-19

Product of the week is KSW-AQ55 Polyethylene Wax Emulsion. This wax emulsion is designed for use in water based coatings. KSW-AQ55 can be used for coatings on paper, wood, metal, floor polish, and other water based coatings where slip and hardness are needed—without significant loss of gloss.

Other features of KSW-AQ55:

  • Gives rub resistance
  • Adds film hardness
  • Helps with block resistance

More information can be found on the KSW-AQ55 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 3-4-19

Product of the week is KS-902 BZP Free Ultimate UV Primer Coating. This product can be used as a substrate primer to improve ink adhesion or as a last down coating requiring additional finishing. KS-902 is typically applied on paper, paperboard, and plastic/non-porous stocks. It is Benzophenone free, amine free, and optical brightener free.

Other features of KS-902:

  • Excellent gloss and clarity
  • Good adhesion to a variety of plastic stocks
  • Superior bond strength to additional coatings, foils, and glues

More information can be found on the KS-902 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 2-25-19

Product of the week is KB-1921 High Speed Sheetfed Vehicle. With printing expectations getting higher and higher for ink makers, KB-1921 can help relieve some of the pressure. It provides flexibility in the ink, good viscosity-to-tack ratio, and remains stable over a wide range of temperatures.

Other features of KB-1921:

  • Works with both waterless and lithographic technologies
  • Has a medium gel body

More information can be found on the KB-1921 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

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