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Coatings, Radiation Curable

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Contents

Executive summary 7
Summary 8
Introduction 12
Abbreviations 16
Radiation curable coating technology 18
Raw materials 18
Oligomers 18
Acrylates 18
Unsaturated polyesters 20
Thiol-enes 20
Cationic cure epoxies 21
Vinyl ethers 22
Reactive diluents or monomers 22
Monofunctional monomers 22
Styrene 23
Di-, tri-, and polyfunctional monomers 23
Photoinitiators 25
Free radical polymerization 25
Cationic polymerization 29
Additives 30
Solvents 30
Formulations 31
UV and EB curing processes 33
Ultraviolet (UV) curing 34
Electron beam (EB) curing 37
Overview of the radiation curable coatings industry 41
Structure of the industry 41
Suppliers of raw materials 43
North America 43
Europe 44
Mainland China 46
Japan 51
South Korea and Taiwan 54
Formulators of radiation curable coatings 56
North America 56
Europe 57
Mainland China 60
Japan 62
South Korea and Taiwan 65
Southeast Asia and India 65
Profiles of selected producers in the radiation curable coatings industry 66
Allnex 66
BASF 69
Chongqing Changfeng Chemical 71
Covestro 71
Eternal Materials 72
Miwon Specialty Chemical 73
DIC 73
IGM Resins 75
Jiangsu Sanmu Group 76
T&K TOKA 76
Sartomer 77
Mergers and acquisitions 79
Equipment suppliers 80
Operating characteristics 83
Research and development 83
Raw materials 84
Oligomers 84
Reactive diluents (monomers) 85
Photoinitiators 85
Dual-cure systems 85
Waterborne systems 86
Manufacturing 87
Marketing 87
Cost structure 88
Government regulations 90
North America 91
Toxicity 91
Air pollution 91
Food packaging 92
Sustainability 92
Europe 93
REACH 93
Toxicity concerns 95
Air pollution 95
Food contact directive 96
Mainland China 97
Japan 98
Future trends and opportunities 98
Raw materials 99
Raw material availability 99
Curing of 3D objects 100100
Waterborne systems 100
Nanoparticles 100
UV LED lamps 101
Portable curing systems 103
Renewable raw materials 105
Printed electronics 106
Composites and others 107
Aircraft 108
Critical factors for success 109
Markets 112
Regional markets 112
Raw materials for radiation curable coatings 115
North America 118
Central and South America 121
Europe 121
Mainland China 124
Japan 126
Other Asia 128
South Korea and Taiwan 128
Southeast Asia and India 128
Product markets 129
Paper and film coatings 129
Overprint varnishes 129
Silicone release liners 131
Printing inks 132
Inkjet inks 135
UV curable toners 138
Wood 139
UV powder coatings 142
Plastics 144
Vinyl flooring 144
Automotive lenses and other parts 145
Mobile phones and electronic devices 146
Other 147
Electronic products 148
Photolithography 148
Optical fibers 149
Optical discs/DVDs/CDs 150
Adhesives 151
Metal coatings 155
Containers 155
Automotive 156
Coil coatings 157
Piping and tubing 158
Other metal parts 159
Other 159
Photovoltaic coatings 159
Stereolithography (3D printing) 159159
Other 163
Prices 163
Revisions 167
Data Workbook 168
Notice 169
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