Elkem launches SILCOLEASE™ UV POLY 126, a new ready-to-use UV acrylate formulation especially designed for release coating of thermal labels that are self-wound without the use of a separate release liner. It guarantees the desired level of performance during the manufacturing, cutting, converting, and printing stages, making it possible to develop sustainable thermal printed linerless labels and enable a circular economy.

Elkem is offering silicone release coatings in the widest range of formats, including solvent-based, water-dilutable emulsion formulations, solventless thermal and UV. Users can choose the most appropriate system for their specific coating equipment and substrate while accounting for energy, sustainability, regulatory, and safety requirements.

The latest addition to the SILCOLEASE™ UV 100 acrylate series, SILCOLEASE™ UV POLY 125 fills the gap between release force that can be too light and release force that can be too tight. This formulation works well with a wide variety of permanent self-adhesives and removable adhesives. It successfully cures under Hg UV and specified UV LED parameters.

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