Product of the Week 4-22-19

Product of the week is KBW-PT400 PTFE Compound. This wax compound contains the highest percentage of PTFE in any wax compound Kustom Group offers. KBW-PT400 is recommended for sheetfed and heatset inks, has excellent rub resistance, and improves slip.

Other features of KBW-PT400:

  • Good gloss retention
  • Approximately 60% PTFE loading
  • Laser safe, heat stable

More information can be found on the KBW-PT400 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 4-15-19

Product of the week is KS-21088 Soft Touch Screen Matte UV Coating. Similar to Kustom Group’s KS-888 and KS-890, KS-21088 is a non-water containing, UV curable, soft-touch tactile matte coating. This product will cure and protect like a standard matte UV coating and can be applied inline or offline over dry ink.

Other features of KS-21088:

  • Low thixotropy
  • UV coatable, cold-foil stampable, and hot gluable
  • Can be applied with rotary or flatbed screen

More information can be found on the KS-21088 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 4-8-19

Product of the week is KB-280 100% NVM Low Dot Gain Soya Gel Vehicle. This vehicle is formulated without volatile materials and creates an ink that will not break down on high speed presses. KB-280 has a high viscosity along with outstanding heat and shear stability. 

Other features of KB-280:

  • Good for high solids sheetfed applications
  • Maintains dot sharpness
  • Fast set speed

More information can be found on the KB-280 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 4-1-19

Product of the week is KS-373 Photoinitiator Compound. This blend is an economical top cure photoinitiator and is recommended for darker colors, thicker films, and whites. KS-373 is not only an excellent choice for flexo inks but is also a good choice for litho and screen applications.

Other features of KS-373:

  • Low viscosity liquid for easy blending
  • Combination of select photoinitiators
  • Can be used with all standard organic pigments and select carbon black and whites

More information can be found on the KS-373 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 3-25-19

Product of the week is KS-890 BZP Free True UV Soft Feel Coating. Did you like our KS-888 that was featured in October but want a Benzophenone free version? KS-890 is the answer. This product is a non-water containing, UV curable, matte, tactile coating. KS-890 can be applied in-line over aqueous flexo and energy curable litho and flexo ink systems.

Other features of KS-890:

  • Low thixotropy
  • Excellent cure response
  • UV coatable, cold-foil stampable, and hot glueable

More information can be found on the KS-890 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

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.

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