DSM Coating Resins

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Meeting a pressing need in paper & board

Whether in flexo, gravure or the latest digital printing – when it comes to resins for coatings and inks, our resins make an indelible impression. Quality, adhesion and safety are the principles that guide us, while our solutions are driven by our intricate knowledge of the processes and technologies used by our customers, and their customers. 

The bottom line: the resin is the backbone of any ink. Our job? To drive efficiency through reliable, dependable solutions that enable high line speeds and no nasty surprises. But it’s not just about ink. The one surprise we are hoping for is the delight that a consumer feels when they see or touch a packaging application that stirs the senses – for example through our Skins® range of haptic effect coatings. It’s why our technology toolbox, and the people behind it, really are the full package.

Success? It’s in the blood

"If the inkjet printhead is the 'heart' then the ink is its blood. And just like blood, it's complex. It can coagulate, disrupting the flow – and that's the biggest challenge we face in single-pass inkjet printing machines. In paper and board applications, as well as in textiles and plastics, nozzle failure can be catastrophic for the printer.

It's why we work with leading inkjet ink producers and OEMs to create tailored solutions of really well-balanced and more sustainable waterborne resins that deliver the reliable, consistent flow and performance that is so critical for high-speed lines where every minute counts. The resin technologies can be tailored to various brands and applications. Food contact applications is a very promising area."

Paul Honen, Global Industry Manager Printing & Packaging

Skins®: Designing packaging for all the senses

Did you know that customer loyalty doubles when a brand is recognized by multiple senses? This may sound like an astonishing statement, but when you think about it, we experience life in all senses… so why not packaging? Welcome to the world of ‘haptonomics’ – and say hello to the Skins®.

The sense of touch, and how a brand feels against skin, is emerging as a game-changing way for retailers to convey the true personality of a brand. If you want the user to experience warmth, you need a velvety touch; for elegance, it’s a silky touch; while, for efficiency, a velvet feel does the job. Meanwhile, you need to ensure that the packaging looks right, with bright, clear colors that jump off the shelf. 

Today, our Skins® family of haptic-effect coating resins is achieving all these things and more for brands, providing well-balanced scratch- and abrasion-resistant coatings that are suitable for applications as diverse as plastic or paper labels, laminated posters, flyers or greeting cards, special or unique luxury gift boxes, matte laminated pouches, flow pack packaging and many other products besides.

And, as you’d expect from DSM, we draw on the broadest technology toolbox in the industry. Our Skins® resins – Rubbert, Silky and Vel-Veeto – are available in waterborne, waterborne UV and 100% UV, as well as solventborne for specialty applications.

Why not get in touch with us and feel for yourself?

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Our expertise in printing ink resins

We supply in all three layers of primer, ink, and overprint varnish resins.

We produce ink resins via our highly advanced R&D activities to intensify colors, sharpen details, and create higher contrast without compromising the printing speed. Learn more about our legacy in printing inks.

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  • Building & Construction

    Interior and exterior decorative, flooring, joinery and façade, and concrete constructions.

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  • Furniture

    Industrially produced wood, and metal furniture for indoor and outdoor applications.

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  • Industrial General

    ACE, lawn and garden, heavy construction, equipment and machine parts, metal fabrication and exercise equipment.

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  • Vehicle

    Automotive applications, including coatings for new cars and parts, and vehicle refinishing.

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  • Consumer Goods

    White goods (refrigerator, washing machines), electronics, and electrical appliances (hairdryers).

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  • Telecoms

    High-performance UV-curable coatings for optical fiber material applications.

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