Bluestar Silicones Offers a New Range of Silcolease(R) Solventless Thermal Silicones for pet Film Coating

By Bluestar Silicones, PRNE
Sunday, March 7, 2010

LYON, France, March 8, 2010 - Bluestar Silicones has launched 3 new Solventless Thermal products
specifically designed for the coating of PET film, Silcolease(R) POLY 330,
Silcolease(R) POLY 334 and Silcolease(R) ADD 380. These solventless thermal
silicone products are aimed to coat untreated PET film for label applications
such as beer bottle labelling.

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The challenges for Solventless Thermal silicones to coat PET are many and
today can be summarised as follows for the "Clear on Clear/No Label Look"
label applications:

    - Good cure and immediate anchorage on non surface treated
      (chemically etc.) PET films

    - With or without corona treatment

    - Anchorage with ageing under difficult storage conditions (vs
      water based adhesives, high humidity, high temperature)

    - Premium Release

    - Modifiable release

    - Low silicone transfer/good final label printability

Bluestar Silicones PET range comprises 3 Silcolease(R) products
specifically dedicated to PET film coating:

    * Silcolease(R) POLY 330

    - Excellent anchorage giving possibility to run without anchorage
      additive for many applications. Of great interest for food contact
      labels, medical applications etc.
    - Very Flat release profile
    - Low blocking potential
    - Medium slow speed release
    - Low co-efficient of friction

    * Silcolease(R) POLY 334

    - Flat release profile
    - Easy slow speed release

    * Silcolease(R) ADD 380

    - Additive to maintain good anchorage under difficult ageing
      conditions such as high temperature, humidity and vs. aggressive
      tackified adhesives

Sean Duffy, Global Market Manager for the Silcolease(R) range commented:
"These products illustrate our dynamic attitude towards the release coating
segment. Thanks to their high performance and Bluestar Silicones' expertise,
these products will allow our customers to improve their level of
competitiveness: POLY 330 is optimised for anchorage and cure speed and POLY
334 is best suited for lower release requirements. We intend to complement
this existing range with new crosslinker and additives from our soon to be
launched Optima II range of systems to offer even better performance on PET
and other filmic substrates."

Bluestar Silicones is a global supplier of silicones with turnover of
EUR600m and manufacturing sites in every region of the world. With over 50
years' experience in silicones, Bluestar Silicones offers a complete range of
silicone products in the fields of release coatings, specialty elastomers,
health products, specialty fluids, emulsions and resins.


Press contact : Pascal Louis Caillaut, Bluestar Silicones, E-mail: pascal-louis.caillaut at

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