Surface World April 2019 Surface World April 2019 - Page 14

INDUSTRY NEWS New BASF vinyl monomer for UV curing products in the printing and coatings industry Innovative vinyl methyl oxazolidinone (VMOX) reactive diluent Easy handling, excellent application properties and favorable toxicological profi le Product launched at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg With vinyl methyl oxazolidinone (VMOX), BASF offers a new vinyl monomer in commercial quantities. VMOX is particularly suitable as a reactive diluent in UV curing inks and coatings, which can for example be used for digital UV printing. In these applications, the vinyl monomer has many technical benefits compared to conventional reactive diluents and allows innovative coatings formulations with a favorable toxicological profile. BASF presented VMOX for the first time at the European Coatings Show, which was held in March in Nuremberg. Very low viscosity, liquid at room temperature VMOX is liquid at room temperature and has a very low viscosity of ca. 4 mPa • s. Compared to conventional raw materials, it enables the preparation of low-viscous and almost odorless formulations. VMOX is characterized by a high copolymerization reactivity with acrylates. The monomer brings excellent adhesion properties on all common substrates, even at low dosages. It also enables more brilliant colours in the final printed products and coatings. The toxicological profile of VMOX is an additional benefit. Compared to conventional products, according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) classification, VMOX does not require the labels “serious health hazard” and “acute toxicity”. The product is fully REACH registered up to 1,000 tons. Addition to the broadest vinyl monomer portfolio With VMOX, BASF is adding to the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of functional vinyl monomers, such as vinyl ethers and N-vinyl compounds. These high-quality intermediates are commonly used for example in the production of coatings, adhesives, biocides, high-performance oils, flavourings and printing inks. BASF combines 90 years of experience in the vinyl monomers research field with state-of- the-art technology, with manufacturing taking place in Europe. Additional information is available at and vinyl-monomers_ethers. HMG Paints launch revolutionary commercial vehicle topcoat, Acrythane 4G HMG Paints Ltd, the UK’s largest Independent paint manufacturer, has announced the launch of a revolutionary, one visit application, commercial vehicle topcoat. Acrythane 4G is a high gloss, high solids acrylic polyurethane coating developed to meet and exceed the stringent requirements of the commercial vehicle market. Ideal for OEM, repairers and builders within a demanding marketplace, Acrythane 4G has an optimised balance of early hardness, fast cure and long pot life. Its ultra-fast air-dry properties create process and energy savings for users. CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 12 APRIL 2019 twitter: @surfaceworldmag