Product of the Week 10-22

Product of week is KBW-TF100S, a 100% solids polyethylene wax compound that is soya based and mineral oil free. KBW-TF100S is useful in  low odor,  low VOC  formulations, and an excellent choice for non-yellowing applications.. This wax is developed to have consistent particle size with remarkable proficiency in rub resistance.



Other Characteristics:

• Mineral Oil Free
• Soya Based
• Excellent rub resistance


More information can be found on the KBW-TF100S Techinal Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 10-15

Product of the week is KB-1016 High Solids Sheetfed Gel Vehicle, which has oxidative dry with surprisingly fast set speed for a 100% solids vehicle. Formulated with the hottest oxidative vegetable oils and a high-end resin system, KB-1016 has great litho performance that includes resistance to over-emulsification.





Other characteristics:

  • Excellent adhesion to all types of plastic, foil board and metal
  • Positive oxidative drying
  • Faster set speed than most high solids systems for plastic

More information can be found on the KB-1016 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 10-08

Product of the week is KS-888 True UV Soft Feel Coating,  a 100% UV curable matte coating.  KS-888 can be used for two-sided printing without ghosting, and there is no need for special cleaners or crosslinking additives like aziridine.  This coating eliminates the need for short lifts and has increased roll-to-roll applications without concerns for sticking in the rewind.




Other Characteristics of KS-888

  • Low thixotropy
  • No waiting to further process
  • UV coatable, cold-foil stampable and hot glueable
  • One part all-UV system, reducing waste

More information can be found on the KS-888 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.


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.

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