Solvent acrylic resin technology for topcoats and primers is critical to the success of specialty packaging requirements related to vacuum metallization, hot stamp foil and holographic printing applications. Each of these technologies is playing an increasing role in packaging innovation for security, aesthetics and functional properties of substrates.
Over the past two years, Lubrizol made significant investments to automate two independent production lines for the highly specialized solvent acrylic resin. This automation helped achieve the goal of creating efficiency and flexibility while also improving quality and increasing capacity. This investment included a new loading system for monomers and solvents, new premix and initiator tanks and their related dosing systems, new filters, two new bulk resins pipelines and a semi-automatic packaging machine.
“Sant Cugat is also home to Lubrizol’s Global Packaging Center of Excellence,” said Rich Bradley, Lubrizol global market segment manager. “Our labs are dedicated to linking material science to real world applications testing for the packaging industry, and our investment in plant upgrades is closely aligned with the forward-thinking work we’ve done in those labs.”