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Coatings, Radiation Curable

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Contents


Executive summary7
Summary 8
Introduction11
Abbreviations15
Radiation curable coating technology17
Raw materials17
Oligomers17
Acrylates17
Unsaturated polyesters19
Thiol-enes19
Cationic cure epoxies20
Vinyl ethers20
Reactive diluents or monomers21
Monofunctional monomers21
Styrene22
Di-, tri-, and polyfunctional monomers22
Photoinitiators23
Free radical polymerization24
Cationic polymerization26
Additives27
Solvents28
Formulations28
UV and EB curing processes30
Ultraviolet (UV) curing31
Electron beam (EB) curing34
Overview of the radiation curable coatings industry38
Structure of the industry38
Suppliers of raw materials40
North America40
Europe41
Japan43
China46
Formulators of radiation curable coatings51
North America51
Europe53
Japan55
China58
Profiles of selected producers in the radiation curable coatings industry59
Allnex59
BASF61
Chongqing Changfeng Chemical63
Eternal Materials63
Miwon Specialty Chemical64
DIC64
DSM65
IGM Resins67
Jiangsu Sanmu Group68
T&K TOKA69
Sartomer69
Mergers and acquisitions70
Equipment suppliers72
Operating characteristics75
Research and development75
Raw materials76
Oligomers76
Reactive diluents (monomers)77
Photoinitiators77
D ual-cure systems77
Waterborne systems78
Manufacturing79
Marketing79
Cost structure80
Government regulations81
North America82
Toxicity82
Air pollution83
Food packaging83
Sustainability84
Europe84
REACH84
Toxicity concerns86
Air pollution86
Food contact directive87
Japan88
China88
Future trends and opportunities89
Raw materials89
Raw material availability89
Curing of 3D objects90
Waterborne systems90
Nanoparticles91
UV LED lamps91
Portable curing systems92
Renewable raw materials94
Printed electronics95
Composites97
Aircraft97
Critical factors for success97
Markets 100
Regional markets 100
Raw materials for radiation curable coatings 102
North America 105
Europe 107
Japan 110
China 113
Other Asia 115
South Korea and Taiwan 115
Southeast Asia and India 118
Product markets 118
Paper and film coatings 118
Overprint varnishes 118
Silicone release liners 121
Printing inks 121
Inkjet inks 125
UV curable toners128
Wood 128
UV powder coatings 132
Plastics 134
Vinyl flooring 134
Automotive lenses and other parts 135
Mobile phones and electronic devices 135
Other 136
Electronic products 137
Photolithography 137
Optical fibers 138
Optical discs/DVDs/CDs 140
Adhesives 140
Metal coatings 144
Containers 144
Automotive 145
Coil coatings 146
Piping and tubing 148
Other metal parts148
Other 148
Photovoltaic coatings 148
Stereolithography (3D printing) 148
Other 152
Prices 152
Revisions 155
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