Sandy Skins launched by DSM
Published: 26 March 2020 | No comments yet
Royal DSM has added Skins Sandy to its Skins range of haptic coating resins, enabling print and packaging manufacturers to add sand-like textures to a wide range of materials.
The product delivers a sandpaper texture in a single coating without fillers or additives, making application easier and reducing formulators’ contact with harmful chemicals. The new resin also offers high shelf stability and production yield, delivering competitive cost-in-use.
Adri van der Waals, product launch director, DSM Coating Resins, ‘With Skins Sandy, we’re continuing to meet the print and packaging industry’s need for more brand differentiation options. In particular, Skins Sandy addresses the growing demand for sandy-feel coatings that are sustainable and easier to apply at industrial scale. We’ll continue to expand the Skins family to offer more options for haptic differentiation. And above all, we’ll show that these options can be delivered sustainably, creating a brighter, more textured world for all.’
Tactile elements in print and packaging are increasingly used to differentiate brands, by providing a sensory experience that reflects their products. This coating resins range aims to meet this need by enabling different textures in a range of print and packaging materials. Skins Sandy will offer sandy-feel textures ranging from fine to coarse and is particularly suitable for overprint varnishes, paper & board, and flexible packaging. In particular, its broad food contact compliance will open new possibilities for textured food packaging.
DSM’s new resin will also offer high levels of sustainability. Its compatibility with one-component waterborne systems avoids the need for potentially harmful solvents, and its ability to add texture in a single coating will also facilitate mono-material packaging that can be easily recycled. The resin is lightweight compared to other laminates, allowing manufacturers to reduce energy and material usage.