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Surface Specialties Expands Vancryl Product Range

Press release from the issuing company

ATLANTA, GA—February 23, 2005—Surface Specialties, Inc. has developed four new eco-friendly resins designed to address unique printing applications and to meet the most recent advances in inks and over-print varnishes (OPV) techniques. All four of the new products are in the company’s Vancryl product range which is one of the recognized pacesetters in waterborne technology, and is used extensively in primers, inks and OPV especially in flexographic and gravure printing. Vancryl 2700 is a low VOC/low HAP resin solution which can improve gloss in low viscosity/high solids inks and coatings used in applications with exacting emission control regulations. Vancryl 900 is a high clarity emulsion which gives an exceptionally glossy finish with good adhesion to paper, board and metallized substrates. Used in primer, inks and OPV, it offers rapid water release on printing. Vancryl 910 is a new grease-resistant emulsion designed for use in inks and coatings which may come in contact with oils, fat or butter. It offers high gloss and excellent ice water crinkle, and fast drying combined with good resolubility on paper, board and film. Vancryl 980 is a low curl emulsion which minimizes paper curl without the use of urea. It gives good early water resistance, hold-out, transfer and printability. “Our research and development continues to be focused on creating new and higher performing products which help ink and coatings producers achieve the best results possible,” said Michael Kucharski, Surface Specialties’ Marketing Manager of Graphic Arts for the Americas. Surface Specialties also offers it customers a service unique to the industry, Kucharski added. “We invite them to trial their inks and coatings on our in-house presses (litho, flexo, screen, and EB), and to use our testing equipment for performance measurements,” he said. Surface Specialties, Inc. (www.surfacespecialties.com) is a world leader in the development and manufacture of technically advanced products and solutions for surface applications. These specialties include coating resins, additives and adhesives. Known for innovation, the company offers the broadest range of specialty resins, additives, flow aids and photo-initiators for inks and coatings, especially for high-performing eco-friendly systems (water, UV, powder, high solids) for the graphics industry.