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Love happy eggs, digital printing and replacing plastics? Enjoy our news!

Dear Readers,

Discover different options for expanding the scope of ink jet with the latest Joncryl® DPS digital printing solutions and with our smart rheology modifiers. And find out how you can replace plastics in packaging with the aid of Joncryl® HPB 1634!

We also share the latest on our PRETHINK INK network and – last but not least – there is someone new: Say hello to Rolf Alles, the new head of our Printing & Packaging team, who is making his first newsletter appearance.


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Join our series of web seminars on sustainable solutions for packaging!

Dear Readers,

It was with sadness that we learned Interpack 2021 will not take place this year. However, the safety of all exhibitors and attendees must of course come first. We have been exploring ways to give all our customers the access to news, advice and expert contacts that they would normally expect from Interpack – but in a remote setting. As a result, we’re delighted to announce that we will hold a series of web seminars this March, covering all the latest trends and topics in sustainable packaging, ranging from product innovations to new technologies and current customer projects – including expert insights into water-based ink technology.


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Our lastest topics for Performance and Formulation Additives: Label-free light-stablizers, digitalization and sustainable solvent-based coatings.

Dear Readers,

Time flies! It feels like the year has just begun, but our first set of web seminars in 2021 has already concluded. Now, we’re pleased to announce the next series.

You have three sessions to look forward to, starting this month:

  • Looking for label-free alternatives to Tinuvin® 292 and Tinuvin® 770? Join our first webinar at the end of February.
  • Interested in how digitalization works for printing and packaging applications? That’s the subject of our session in early March.
  • Want to drive sustainability in solvent-based industrial and wood coatings? Our web seminar in mid-March is for you.


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Be well-prepared in the new year with smart solutions for WB & UV systems and our sustainability toolbox

Dear Readers,

We are happy to invite you to our 1st web seminar series 2021 for Resins for Furniture & Flooring.

Register now for the following topics:

  • Waterbased 1K offerings for furniture coatings to offer high resistance to chemicals, wear and scratch for flatstock and furniture backings as well as medium and high quality furniture.
  • Excellent wood treatment with UV systems to meet the latest requirements of large furniture manufacturers such as IKEA when it comes to the quality of coated materials (e.g. IOSMAT 0066) and the use of renewable or recyclable resources (e.g. IKEA renewable guideline).
  • Sustainability toolbox for furniture & flooring to save fossil resources with up to 100% of renewables and reducing your CO2 footprint – without compromising on product performance.


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A new binder, a new additive and your chance to meet us virtually

Dear Reader,
With this newsletter, we are announcing two successful new developments ‒ innovative binder Joncryl® HPB 4011 and Efka® PB 2770, a highly effective defoamer. We are also inviting you to a web seminar on November 4 where our colleague Jan van Delft will explain how you can reduce your carbon footprint by using renewable raw materials. Finally, a short update on our new PRETHINK INK platform describes how this novel venture is bringing together more players throughout the ink value chain.



Web Seminars for Performance and Formulation Additives, 5th Series 2020

Dear Reader,

We are pleased to invite you to our final series of web seminars in 2020.

The topics we have chosen to complete this year’s program are:

  • UV stabilization of UV-curable systems,
  • Efka® PB 2744 - an excellent defoamer for fast and effective deaeration of 100% solid systems, in combination with our Sovermol® range - performance-driven polyols based on natural oil,
  • additives for reactive systems
  • and how additives help bring about a sustainable future.

We are already working on the first set of sessions for 2021. So stay tuned – there is more to come!

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Concept of garbage sorting and ecology. Photo for website banner. Hands holding different trash on a blue background.

Love happy eggs, digital printing and replacing plastics? Enjoy our news!


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Web Seminars for Performance and Formulation Additives, 4th Series 2020

Topics covered this time include our dispersion toolbox, which enables label-free universal pigment concentrates, and Rheovis PU 1340, our highly efficient Newtonian PU thickener for flat to high-gloss coatings in the areas of architectural coatings. In addition, we deal with light stabilizers due to several requests. We present Tinuvin 5866 – the optimal solution for a wide range of applications, typically sealants that heat up in the sun – and Tinuvin 533-DW for joinery, wood and other industrial coatings that require UV-A and UV-B protection.


PRETHINK INK: the new network for water-based technology

Dear Reader,

As we all navigate the impacts of a global crisis, we have been working out how we can collaborate closer than ever despite being apart, and renew our commitment to sustainability. That’s why we are proud to introduce the PRETHINK INK network, which aims to bring together partners from across the value chain to share knowledge, contacts and experiences with water-based inks for flexible packaging. We want to raise awareness of the potential of water-based inks for business and sustainability, and encourage discussion about their benefits and challenges. PRETHINK INK is an open network: if you work in the flexible packaging industry, it is for you.

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Water-based solutions for attractive packaging

Dear Reader,

During these challenging and uncertain times, I hope this newsletter finds you healthy and safe. We were very much looking forward to meeting many of you, our partners and customers, at Interpack 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Now that the fair has been postponed to 2021, we will be sure to stay in touch with you in other ways, for example via this newsletter. So let’s dive right in: our latest news include our new binder Joncryl® HSL 9055, new colloidal emulsions and grinding resins as well as selected additives that provide greater freedom in formulating inks and coatings for sustainable packaging.


Combining performance with sustainability

Dear Reader,

Are you facing the challenges of switching from solvent- to water-based systems? In this newsletter we provide insights into electron beam curing: We introduce our new, groundbreaking technology for sustainable, high-end surface printing. Other recent introductions are also designed to combine top performance with improved environmental compatibility: our team presents two highly reactive resins for LED curing and a versatile, water-based dispersing agent



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How can you meet the demand for more sustainable packaging?


Efka® PX 4703: Opening new horizons for your UV ink-formulation




When sustainability brings opportunity: Joncryl® Biomass Balance


New solvent-free dispersant improves ink flow in white UV-ink systems



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