Low energy, low voc technology
UV curable cationic technology for metal containers
Using UV technology in place of conventional thermal ovens reduces environmental impact by lowering emissions and energy consumption
AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings were one of the first suppliers to the can market with high quality in-line UV overprint varnishes.
The concept of offering our customers a range of products which deliver quality and line efficiencies along with major cost savings became the driving force behind our technology innovation.
Savings can result from lower environmental compliance costs, oven maintenance reduction, less space requirement and greatly reduced energy costs.
Enhanced efficiencies are delivered through higher line speeds, reduced down time, waste sheet reduction and fewer print passes.
Selected products from Icimar™ range of cationic UV externals are used on three piece food can bodies and ends, aerosols, vacuum closures and general line cans and also as rim coatings on DWI beer and beverage cans.