Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tego Foamex 843 for water-based inks and wood coating formulations. The use of Foamex 843 results in fast and complete foam knock-down, preventing micro- and macro-foam, with good compatibility and excellent long-term persistence, according to the company. Foamex 843 is compatible with a variety of water-based resin systems, including acrylic emulsions, styrene acrylic emulsions, polyurethane dispersions and hybrid resins. Based on innovative defoamer technology, Foamex 843 is a formulation of polyether siloxanes and organic polymers containing fumed silica. More info: Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins, (804) 541-8658, (800) 446-1809; web: www.evonik.com.
Sartomer has recently introduced CN820 energy curable adhesion promoting oligomer, which can be used in ink, adhesive and coating formulations to promote adhesion on a wide variety of substrates. CN820 can be used on screen inks and imparts lower shrinkage and good ink scratch resistance. More info: Sartomer Company, (800)-SARTOMER, (610) 363-4100; web: www.sartomer.com.
Union Process Designs
New Cryogenic Cover
Union Process has introduced a new cryogenic cover for its 1-S Lab Attritor to facilitate easier flow of liquid nitrogen into the grinding chamber. This special cover fits both the 1.5 and 2.5-gallon models of the 1-S Laboratory Attritor. For cryogenic grinding, Union Process uses a stainless steel tank with a stainless steel jacket. For customers who already own a 1-S but now have a need for cryogenic grinding, the special cover and tanks can be retrofitted onto any existing 1-S Attritor. More info: Union Process, (330) 929-3333; or through the web: www.unionprocess.com.
HarperScientific has introduced AltraWash Blue, an environmentally friendly, multi-purpose cleaner for UV and solvent-based inks, which can be used on aluminum. The sister product to AltraWash Green, the non-corrosive cleaner designed for water-based inks, AltraWash Blue is a new, concentrated cleaner specifically formulated for cleaning UV and solvent-based inks in pressure washing systems, soak tanks and ultrasonic tanks, or it can used as an on-press anilox cleaner. It is also useful for cleaning printing plates. More info: HarperScientific, (704) 588-3371; e-mail: email@example.com; web: www.harperscientific.com.