"As an industry, we're still trying to figure out testing" – Phoseon Global Dir. of Business Development Jennifer Heathcote
Anthony Locicero, Associate Editor10.24.17
Laminating adhesives are a "perfect fit" for UV LED, Phoseon Technologies' Global Director of Business Development Jennifer Heathcote told the audience inside the DoubleTree's Independence Ballroom during the UV&EB Packaging Conference's first presentation.
"It's just starting to gain some traction in the industry," said Heathcote, who, along with Ashland's Technical Service & Product Development Chemist Jake Staples, delivered a 30-minute session entitled "UV LED Low Migration Laminating Adhesives for Flexible Packaging."
Previously, Heathcote noted, the discussion was focused on the benefits, market penetration and adoption of the technology.
The benefits of UV LED laminating adhesives, she said, include an immediate cure and a long pot life. Rolls can be slit immediately; UV LED stations can "easily" be retrofitted to existing presses; and adhesives can be applied with flexogr
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