New Applications for Water Borne UV Resins

Jonathan Shaw, Allnex

Abstract:UV Water borne (WB) resins allow the formulator to create low viscosity, sprayable, high performance coatings without using solvents or large amounts of diluents. Originally for wood and resilient flooring, UV WB resins, especially UV PUDs, are expanding into other markets. After a brief overview of the structure and properties of UV PUDs, new resins and their performance in newer markets such as digital printing or plastic hardcoats will be described.