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.

 

Product of the Week for 9-4

 

Product of the week is LED-257 LED Gelled Photoinitiator Blend, which is ideal for LED and H-UV offset litho inks.  LED-257 provides maximum top and through cure at various lamp settings and is easily incorporated into offset or flexo ink formulations.

 

 

 

 

Other characteristics:

  • Effective in typical LED emission ranges 365nm, 385nm, or 395nm
  • Not recommended for white inks or clear formulations
  • Gelled structure helps maintain ink body
  • Easy to handle

 

More information can be found on LED-257 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week for 8-27


This week’s Product of the Week is KS-811 Prop 65 Compliant UV Gloss Coating, which has been formulated with no California Proposition 65 raw materials and may be used over HP Indigo, UV hybrid or UV inks on paper, paperboard and select plastic stocks.  It is not considered to be imprintable, foil-stampable or glueable.

Other features of KS-811:

  • Low odor
  • Low yellowing
  • Low migration
  • Excellent gloss

 

More information can be found on the KS-811 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

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