27. June 2019 | Packaging technology

Packaging that feels like silk

Royal DSM has launched a new resin product of its "Skins" family that is said to enable silky-feel design and packaging across a wider range of applications. The global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living describes the new AgiSyn 248 resin, which is also known as Silky UV, as a UV-curable resin for flexographic and screen overprint varnishes that delivers silk-feel properties.

Silky feel through the resin itself

It is an addition to the current silk-feel resins range. According to the company, the low viscosity of this resins range makes it well suited for use in flexographic printing or varnishing units. The resins reportedly have a good chemical and abrasion resistance, so that they can be used on a range of papers, cardboards, and plastics.

AgiSyn 248 is said to expand the range of end-user applications. When combined with a matting agent, this new resin is said to create a unique surface during UV-cure, meaning that the silky feel is created through the structure of the resin itself, and not through soft-feeling additives.

edited by Christiane Lingrön

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