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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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Product Spotlight: “Solid” Urethanes

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
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In our pursuit of new and innovative materials, Esstech has created an experimental line of “solid” urethanes.  These materials are solid at room temperature, resembling glass both in appearance and the ability to fracture easily into a powder upon impact.  Here are more of our initial observations:

  • Easy to incorporate into a powder coating once fractured.
  • Extrude well under normal conditions and can be ground, sieved or sprayed.
  • Create very clear and colorless coatings.
  • Cured materials have excellent solvent resistance, flexibility and adhesion to polycarbonate and ABS.

 

Esstech offers a multitude of monomers including acrylates, methacrylates, diluents, crosslinkers, oligomers and more!  Contact us to discuss sourcing of existing commercial products or custom development.

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Product Spotlight: 70:30 BisGMA:TEGDMA

Friday, November 9th, 2012
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By popular demand, Esstech now offers a mixture of 70% BisGMA and 30% TEGDMA.  Click on the following links to learn more about our commercial blends:

 

Esstech offers a multitude of monomers including acrylates, methacrylates, diluents, crosslinkers, oligomers and more!  Contact us to discuss sourcing of any material or custom blends to match your application.  With large volume and high shear capability, there is a very good chance that Esstech can create a blend just right for you.

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Esstech to Attend IDS 2013, Cologne

Monday, October 29th, 2012
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 IDS 2013, Cologne, Germany

 

It is our pleasure to attend the 35th International Dental Show in Cologne from March 12th to the 16th.

We look forward to seeing everyone.  Contact us to schedule an appointment at techsupport@esstechinc.com .

 

 

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Download our New Catalog!

Monday, July 9th, 2012
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By Popular Demand…

In three easy steps, you can have the most up-to-date catalog of Esstech Products!

  1. CLICK, on the “REQUEST CATALOG” button on our Home Page (www.esstechinc.com)
  2. COMPLETE, our catalog request form.  All information will be kept Confidential.
  3. RECEIVE!  We will send you the link to our new catalog with search features, download capability and indexes by trade name, chemical name, CAS number, and more.

 

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Esstech Presents at Radtech

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Radtech UV & EB 2012 Technology Expo and Conference

April 30 – May 2, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois

Esstech is excited to announce that two of their own will be presenting the upcoming Radtech UV & EB show!  Join us in Chicago and learn more about Esstech’s latest technology, the EXOTHANE™ Elastomers as well as the fundamentals of UV-curable nail gel formulations.

Dr. Mike Idacavage, Director, Business Development
Presenting: Exothane™ Elastomers: A New Series of Versatile Urethane (Meth)acrylates
A novel set of energy curable materials, urethane (meth)acrylates, have been developed. Results of this work indicate that these UV and EB curable urethanes have superior toughness at max strength compared to the controls. In an unusual and unexpected finding, these materials exhibit low shrinkage while at the same time demonstrating high conversion rates. The enhanced properties of the UV curable elastomers, specifically the high percent elongation and hardness, suggest that these novel materials could be used as functional key components to increase the toughness and durability of coatings in a wide range of industrial applications.   The combination of high conversion, low volumetric shrinkage and low shrinkage stress brings interesting attributes to a large variety of applications such as adhesives, photopolymer printing plates, floor coatings, etc.

Dr. Idacavage is also teaching:  UV/EB Professional Short Course: Undergraduate-Level, and chairing the following two sessions: Session: 13 – Photovoltaics & Electronics and Session: 14 – Barrier Coatings & Conductive Films For Flexible Electronics

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Presenter:  Tom Barclift, Director, Sales and Marketing
Presenting: Chemistry and Formulation of UV Curable Nail Enhancements
The nail enhancement industry has evolved from chemical-cure, methyl methacrylate-based liquid and powder systems to UV-curable systems.  These systems are a precise mix of resins, additives, rheological modifiers and photoinitiators. The basic chemistry of these components will be discussed along with examples of typical formulation strategies.

 

 

 

Contact us in advance if you would like set-up a meeting while in Chicago.
Or, visit Booth # 426 during the Expo.

Phone:  1-800-245-3800 or 610-521-3800
EMail:  techsupport@esstechinc.com.
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Esstech Presents Exothanes at AADR

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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Join us in Tampa, FL for the AADR Annual Meeting, March 21-24.

We are excited to present our poster highlighting the latest shrinkage and conversion data of our EXOTHANE Elastomers.  Contact us immediately to schedule a meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Phone:  1-800-245-3800 or 610-521-3800

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New Additions to the Esstech Team

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
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From its simple origins in the early 1990’s as a line of highly customized raw materials for compounders of “new generation” restorative dental composites to now a major manufacturer of customized UV/EB curable materials serving an ever-wider range of industries, Esstech, Inc. has indeed been a very successful “experiment”.  It is my pleasure to announce two additions to the Esstech Team of talented professionals.


Last year, Bruce Farina, a 21-year veteran of Sartomer Company, joined Esstech as Senior Vice President and we are now pleased to announce that, effective as of January 1, 2012, Bruce has been given full operational responsibility for Esstech as President/COO.  Bruce’s two decades of experience at Sartomer ranged from Manufacturing Manager through various titles and functions to Vice President with, most recently, overall global responsibility for all of Sartomer’s photocure (UV/EB) business.


Bruce is taking over for Howard Slaff who, after a very successful leadership tenure at Esstech, is moving ten miles south down I-95 to assume the President/COO responsibilities being vacated by the retiring Mike Norquist at Esstech’s sister company, Esschem, Inc..


I am also very pleased to announce that Bruce has successfully recruited Dr. Mike Idacavage as Esstech’s new Director of Business Development.  Mike Idacavage may be known to some of you as the immediate past-President of RadTech North America and is a lifetime member of RadTech’s Board of Directors.  Mike’s “day job” for the last 15 years was with Cytec Industries (and, pre-merger, UCB Chemicals), most recently as Cytec’s Principal Research Fellow.


Those of us involved with Esstech over the years could not be more excited with the Team now in place and with their commitment to its next phase of customer-centric growth!


Please check us out at www.esstechinc.com !

Henry M. (“Tac”) Justi
Chairman

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Esstech Attending CIOSP 2012

Monday, December 5th, 2011
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Join us in Sau Paulo for the CIOSP dental show, January 28-31.

We are planning a very exciting and busy trip so contact us immediately to schedule a meeting.

Hope to see you there!


Phone:  1-800-245-3800 or 610-521-3800
EMail:  techsupport@esstechinc.com
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LOW SHRINK, HIGH CONVERSION

Friday, November 11th, 2011
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EXOTHANE Elastomers

Do not sacrifice conversion and the risk of residual monomer contamination to achieve low-shrink properties.  New testing has demonstrated that EXOTHANE(TM) Elastomers have low shrinkage stress, low volumetric shrinkage, AND high conversion.

  • Exothane 8, 94% Conversion, 3% Shrinkage, high % elongation
  • Exothane 26, 96% Conversion, 4% Shrinkage, increased flexibility/toughness
  • Exothane 32, 97% Conversion, 3% Shrinkage, low color and low viscosity

This new data, in addition to superior toughness, tensilse strength and percent elongation make the EXOTHANE product line ideal form many applications including, low-shrink dental restoratives, non-curling industrial coatings, unique UV nail enhancements, tougher anaerobic adhesives and more.


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