Watson Standard recently acquired an Electron Beam curing unit. The investment will serve to strengthen the Research and Development facility and capabilities of their Rigid and Flexible packaging divisions.
The EB unit allows Watson Standard to continue its progression in aptly and expeditiously responding in the development of energy curable specialty coatings and their rising demand. The beam ensures Watson’s mission of formulating and supporting the most innovative specialty coatings and adhesives for the global rigid and flexible packaging market as green technologies continue to replace conventional solvent based coatings.
Benefits of Watson Standard’s EB curable coatings include, but are not limited to, the reduction of VOC’s, elimination of the requirement for Natural Gas Fire ovens, productivity improvements via increased line speeds, and enhanced graphics for a superior aesthetic appeal.