Product of the Week 10-01

Product of the Week is KSW-UV100 UV/LED High Rub Wax Blend Compound, which is a soft paste wax that is easy to incorporate into UV and LED paste inks and flexo inks and coatings. It is highly successful in improving rub, abrasion, and scratch resistance, including nickel and fingernail scratch, on non-porous substrates.



• Excellent choice for LED to protect ink/coating surface
• Improves chemical and moisture resistance
• Increased temperature resistance
• Effective in most inks and coatings


More information can be found on the KSW-UV100 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 9-24

Product of the week is KS-276 Kustom Kure Low Tack UV Gel Vehicle.  This is our flagship UV workhorse gel vehicle.  Like all of our gel vehicles, it provides structure, body and reduced misting to a finished ink without the use of dry additives.  KS-276 is recommended for most UV/EB paste ink applications and is suitable for most paper, paperboard, and foil coated substrates.




Other Characteristics of KS-276:

  • Excellent ink/water balance
  • Good cure response
  • Exceptional hold-out
  • Low tack versus other comparable UV gel vehicles


More information can be found on the KS-276 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Labelexpo Americas

Labelexpo Americas is the place to be this week!  Three days of demonstrations and conferences featuring the latest and greatest in the label and package printing industries.  Of course Kustom Group can be found visiting booths and keeping up-to-date on new technology.  Below we have our President and COO Mike Gerkin, our Coatings and Overprints Product Manager Matt Apke, and our Sr. Vice President Technical & Marketing David Aynessazian.  If you see them around, make sure to say hello.

You can find out more about Labelexpo Americas here.

Product of the Week 9-17


Product of the week is KS-487 Thermal Transfer Receptive UV Coating,  a high gloss UV coating that is Benzophenone-free and has superior receptivity properties such as thermal transfer and foil stamping.  This can be applied over hybrid or UV inks on various paper.





Other Characteristics:

  • Excellent adhesion to a wide variety of select plastics
  • Low odor and low yellowing
  • Writable; ball point pen and other permanent marking utensils
  • Excellent rub and chemical resistance

More information can be found on the KS-487 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week for 9-10


Product of the week is KB-1083 Prop 65/BPA Free, Mineral Oil Free Sheetfed Low Tack Extender, which is formulated with food packaging indirect contact application in mind.  It has a very fast set speed in an ink, 100% solids and has excellent litho properties.


Other Characteristics:

  • Formulated with CA Proposition 65-free raw materials and materials from the Nestle positive list
  • Considered low odor and low migration for food packaging applications
  • Fully composed of substances set out in Annex 1 & in Annex 10 of the ordinance FDHA of materials & articles (817.023.21)
  • Can conform to US FDA CFR 175.300 & 175.320 if certain specifications and limitations are met.

More information can be found on the KB-1083 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.


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