Essen, Germany – Evonik is launching the first product from its new range of next generation of TEGO® RC solutions: TEGO® RC 2000 LCF. Made using recycled silicone feedstocks, the new release coating can be cured using either the less energy intensive UV LED or traditional UV Arc lamps, helping label producers lower their carbon footprint to meet growing sustainability ambitions.
According to the FINAT RADAR 2023 report, published by the European Association for the Self-Adhesive Label Industry, 81% of the members surveyed, are seeing more demand for environmentally friendly label products.
“With strong consumer demand, sustainability is increasingly at the top of the agenda throughout the entire labeling value chain,” says Chris Ogle, Global Segment Manager Release Coatings, Interface & Performance business line. “We’re focused on developing and bringing innovative solutions to market that enable our customers to meet their sustainability targets. Our latest product helps them to reduce energy consumption by adopting UV LED, and with the introduction of recycled feedstocks we’re making a major step forward in shrinking the overall footprint, without sacrificing product performance.”
Evonik’s new single component, ready to use release coating delivers easy to controlled release performance, very good curing and anchorage properties, as well as excellent aging stability with the industry’s leading pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and temperature sensitive substrates.