ASTM International Technical Committee Meeting

The next ASTM International Technical Committee meeting for D01 Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications that was scheduled for June 28-July 2, 2020 in Washington DC has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Printing Inks and Ink Vehicles Sub-Committee will be meeting on a conference call (exact date and time TBD) to review test methods related to the ink and ink vehicle industry as well as discuss test methods under development and propose new test methods for consideration.

All interested parties are encouraged to find more information by visiting or by contacting Sub-Committee Chair-Person Karen Schroeder at Kustom Group (859) 485-8600.

Product Spotlight 03/20/2020

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Today’s product Spotlight is KS-903 BZP Free High Gloss Litho UV OPV . KS-903 is recommended for use as a UV overprint varnish where high performance, high gloss and fast cure response are desired. KS-903 is applied in-line over UV-curable litho ink on paper or folding carton substrates.

Other features of KS-903:

  • Excellent cure response
  • BZP (Benzophenone) Free
  • Excellent litho properties
  • Not considered imprintable, foil-stampable, glueable, etc.

More information can be found on the KS-903 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product Spotlight 03/02/2020

LED-303 is a balanced extender system for LED curable flexo inks with photoinitiator already added. LED-303 exhibits excellent rheology, outstanding press performance, and fast cure. It can be used to make all types of LED flexo inks.  Suitable for coated & uncoated papers, treated PE, PP, and various treated films.

Other features of LED-303:

  • Viscosity                   30 – 35 sec. #3 Zahn
  • Appearance               Cloudy Liquid
  • Solids                        > 99%

More information can be found on the LED-303 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

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