California Prop 65 UV Coatings

Prop 65

Why Prop 65? In California, Prop 65 requires the state to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. The law requires a warning label on anything containing these. Benzophenone was listed in 2012. Benzophenone (BP) or Benzo, has been generally recognized as the most used Photoinitiator (PI) globally. […]

UV Coatings Change Impulse Buying Dynamic

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Specialty UV Coatings Lead to Impulse Buying The creative use of decorative specialty UV printed coatings is opening the eyes of brand managers and impulse buyers alike. These attention demanding special effects UV coatings are proving to be capable of differentiating products and increasing impulse sales for retailers. What are the forces that stimulate us […]

High Graphics Corrugated Preprint Excels with Top Coatings

Preprint Coatings

Preprint Preprint is the term used to define roll to roll printing of the outside liner of a corrugated box, before corrugating and converting operations. In corrugating, the corrugated medium (fluting) is glued between the preprinted liner and the inner liner, giving the structure rigidity, strength and cushioning. During corrugating the liners pass over heated […]

Benzophenone Free UV Coatings and California Proposition 65

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Cork Industries Formulates Benzophenone Free UV Coatings Photoinitiators (PIs) are a key component and a cost driver for UV curing products. They are capable, as their name implies, of initiating or starting a photoreaction. This occurs when a PI absorbs radiation energy from light exposure to produce highly reactive free radicals and ionic species. These […]

About Cork Industries

Cork Industries, We are Tomorrow’s Innovation.  Cork is an Industry Leader in the Formulation of Sustainable Aqueous, UV, and EB Coatings, Varnishes, Adhesives, and UV inks for Graphic Arts and Packaging. Throughout our 40-year history, Cork Industries has earned the reputation of providing innovative solutions to the challenging issues presented by the ever changing converting, […]

Recoatable UV Coating

Cork Industries’ family of Recoatable UV Coatings are acrylic epoxy based overprint varnishes.  They are 100% reactive and contain no solvents. Almost all UV coatings can be made into a recoatable formulation, based on the qualities needed. Formulations vary as per the equipment and final use, but here are common features: Common Features: RECOATABLE! High […]