How does it feel? Recent Advances in UV-curable Soft Touch Coatings

Lisa Spagnola, Sartomer Americas

Abstract: Soft touch coatings are employed to create variety of feel effects on plastic, paper and metal substrates which influence a customer’s perception of the final product. While traditionally 2 part urethane systems are used, UV-curable soft touch coatings offer increased abrasion, mar and stain resistance with no pot life limitations. Sartomer has developed new UV-curable resins which can be formulated to provide a range of feel effects with enhanced durability.