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Soft touch and feel UV coatings

Give a high-end luxurious feel to your UV curable specialty coatings

How does it feel?

Soft touch coatings are unique finishes that deliver the feel and appearance of a rubbery, velvety or silky fabric substrate:

acrylate oligomer for soft touch UV curable coatings

 

As much as aesthetic, the feel plays a decisive role in "buy or don't buy" decisions for consumer goods. Soft touch coatings are now extensively used in high-end applications like:

 

  • Automotive
  • Consumer electronics
  • Cosmetic packaging
  • Small domestic appliances
  • Printing special effects

 

acrylate oligomer for soft touch UV curable coatings

Formulate soft touch UV coatings with PRO21930

PRO21930 is an aliphatic acrylate oligomer especially designed for UV curable soft touch coatings

 

 

Typical liquid properties:

 

  • 100% UV, no solvent
  • Aliphatic, non yellowing
  • Viscosity @ 25°C: 215 mPa.s
  • Form: clear to hazy liquid
acrylate oligomer for soft touch UV curable coatings

Main features:

 

  • Solvent free
  • Spray applications
  • Can be formulated "as is", without additional resins, or with other Sartomer specialty acrylates to fine-tune film properties

 

Formulation (%wt) Soft touch
Acrylate oligomer PRO21930 86,00
Matting silica 7,30
Silica dispersant 0,70
Photoinitiators 6,00

 

Typical film properties:

 

Cure speed 30 µm on Leneta chart 25 m/min

 

Gloss at 85° 

30 µm on ABS 73,9
30 µm on Leneta chart 58,7

 

MEK resistance 

30 µm on aluminium > 100 s
30 µm on ABS 7 s
Persoz hardness 100 µm on glass 105

 

Curing conditions: 15 m/min, standard mercury lamp (0,5 J/cm²)
 

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