Evonik launches new UV LED curable release coatings made from recycled materials for more sustainable release liners in the label industry

September 6, 2023
  • Latest innovative single-component release coating fulfils industry’s demand for sustainable solutions
  • TEGO® RC 2000 LCF is compatible with less energy intensive UV LED curing and made from recycled silicone feedstocks
  • Debut at Label Expo Europe 2023 in Brussels with Evonik’s other release coating solutions

Essen, Germany. Evonik is launching the first product from its new range of next generation of TEGO® RC solutions: TEGO® RC 2000 LCF. Made using recycled silicone feedstocks, the new release coating can be cured using either the less energy intensive UV LED or traditional UV Arc lamps, helping label producers lower their carbon footprint to meet growing sustainability ambitions.

According to the FINAT RADAR 2023 report, published by the European Association for the Self-Adhesive Label Industry, 81% of the members surveyed, are seeing more demand for environmentally friendly label products.

“With strong consumer demand, sustainability is increasingly at the top of the agenda throughout the entire labeling value chain,” says Chris Ogle, Global Segment Manager Release Coatings, Interface & Performance business line. “We’re focused on developing and bringing innovative solutions to market that enable our customers to meet their sustainability targets. Our latest product helps them to reduce energy consumption by adopting UV LED, and with the introduction of recycled feedstocks we’re making a major step forward in shrinking the overall footprint, without sacrificing product performance.”

Evonik’s new single component, ready to use release coating delivers easy to control release performance, very good curing and anchorage properties, as well as excellent aging stability with the industry’s leading pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and temperature sensitive substrates.

Evonik showcases the new TEGO® RC 2000 LCF and its entire release coatings portfolio for label and linerless label applications during Label Expo Europe 2023 in Brussels, from 11 – 14 September, 2023 at booth #3C66.

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