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Achieving Adhesion to Difficult Substrates

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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We are pleased to announce that an article by our own Dr. Mike J. Idacavage on “Achieving Adhesion to Difficult Substrates” has recently been published in the September 2014 issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry. This article reports on the development of a new series of UV, EB and light curable adhesion promoters. A copy of the article can be found using the following link:

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PL Industries to Attend 2014 UV & EB Technology Expo and Conference

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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We are excited to announce that representatives from PL Industries, a division of Esstech, Inc., will be attending the 2014 UV & EB Technology Expo and Conference, May 12th through the 14th, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

Our own Dr. Mike Idacavage will be teaching a short course on the fundamentals of polymer chemistry for professionals in the UV/EB technical field. The course will include an in-depth discussion on the chemistry of the photoinitiation process and will highlight a variety of polymer characterization techniques for UV/EB polymers. Click here for more information!

 

Please contact sales@esstechinc.com to set up an appointment to discuss custom solutions for:

  • Industrial Coatings
  • Ink Jet
  • Graphic Arts
  • Cosmetics
  • 3D Printing
  • Electronics

We look forward to seeing you at RadTech 2014!

 

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Photoinitiators for LED Curing

Monday, November 18th, 2013
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PRODUCT LITERATURE:  Photoinitiators for LED Curing
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PL Industries offers a wide variety of photoinitiators for the curing of LED systems. They range from standard, well known products to specialty products developed for very specific applications.
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: bisGMA

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
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BisGMA, X-950-0000

Item Code: X-950-0000
Product Name: Bisphenol A Glycidyl Methacrylate, BisGMA, Bisphenol A glycerolate dimethacrylate, Bisphenol”A”-bis-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylate, Bis-GMA
CAS#: 1565-94-2
INCI: Isopropylidenediphenyl Bisoxyhydroxypropyl Methacrylate

Bisphenol A Glycidyl Methacrylate, or bis-GMA is a high viscosity resin that has been used in dental formulations for years. Our bis GMA is manufactured with low levels of BPA or bisphenol A and low color. 

Performance Properties:

  • High Viscosity
  • Low color
  • Dilutes easily in typical solvents and diluents

Typical Applications:

  • Dental composite base resin
  • Core resin for “sculpting” nail gels
  • Promotes adhesion to fingernails

 

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Esstech to Present at PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION FUNDAMENTALS 2013

Friday, July 12th, 2013
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Esstech is pleased to announce our attendance at PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION FUNDAMENTALS 2013

September 22 – 25 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Dr. Mike Idacavage will be presenting a paper titled “Achieving Adhesion to Difficult Metal and Plastic Substrates”.  Esstech will also have a table top exhibit at this conference

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Please Contact Us with your questions or to set-up an appointment.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Wyoming!

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Lauryl Acrylate

Friday, July 12th, 2013
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X737 Lauryl Acrylate

Product Code: X-737-0000

Synonyms: LA, n-Lauryl acrylate; 2-Propenoic acid, dodecyl ester; n-Dodecyl acrylate; Acrylic acid, dodecyl ester; Lauryl acrylate; 2-Propenoic acid, n-dodecyl ester

CAS#: 2156-97-0
EINECS/ ELINCS: 218-463-4
INCI: Lauryl Acrylate

Lauryl Acrylate is a low viscosity monofunctional monomer that can increase hydrophobicity of formulations due to its aliphatic tail.  It also can improve the flexibility and chemical resistance of various formulations.

Performance Properties:

  • Increases flexibility
  • Good weatherability
  • Can improve adhesion on some formulations

Typical Applications:

  • Hydrophobic Coatings and Sealants
  • Component in Adhesives

 

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Urethane Dimethacrylate

Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Synonyms

Item Code: X-850-0000
Product Name: Urethane Dimethacrylate, UDMA, DUDMA, diurethane dimethacrylate
INCI: Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate

Our Urethane Dimethacrylate is a mix of isomers and is often used in light-cure systems. As a homopolymer, UDMA cures to form a hard, glassy surface that is low in color and bisphenol A free!  Various urethane dimethacrylates have been used in anaerobic adhesive applications. This material has also been referred to as diurethane dimethacrylate, DUDMA as well as Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate.

 

Performance Properties:

  • Fast curing
  • Low color
  • Customizable to meet your application

Typical Applications:

  • Light-curable, Dental Composite Base Resin
  • Predominant resin in UV-curable nail gels
  • Component in Anaerobic Adhesives
  • Energy-curable coatings

 

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Esstech Attends Advanced Energy 2013 Conference

Friday, May 10th, 2013
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It was our pleasure to attend the Advanced Energy 2013 Conference in NYC.

 

We appreciate the many comments and questions we received regarding our presentation, UV CURING – ENABLING PHOTOVOLTAICS. Please Contact Us to continue the discussions!

 

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: HEMA Succinate

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Item Code:  X-753-0000

Product Name: Methacryloyloxyethyl SuccinateHEMA Succinate
CAS#: 20882-04-6

EC No: 244-096-4
INCI: HEMA Succinate

SYNONYMS:  mono-2-(Methacryloyloxy)ethyl Succinate, 4-(2-(methacryloyloxy)ethoxy)-4-oxobutanoic acid

HEMA succinate is a carboxylic acid-containing methacrylate that functions as an adhesion promoter in a variety of applications.  X-753-0000 demonstrates an affinity toward bonding with aluminum, cold rolled steel, stainless steel and tin-free steel when cured “neat” or when formulated with one of our urethane acrylates such as EXOTHANE 108.

HEMA succinate’s low viscosity makes it an an easy to incorporate and reactive diluent.  Its’ monomethacrylate functionality allows it to promote adhesion in soak-off or temporary systems while improving “removability”.

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Achieving Adhesion to Metal Substrates

Monday, March 11th, 2013
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Thank you to everyone who visited us at uv.eb WEST 2013 in Redondo Beach, CA. 

Copies of our presentation, “Sticking to the Principles, Achieving Adhesion to Metal Substrates” are now available upon request.  We look forward to continuing your interesting conversations.

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