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  • Good adhesion on paper, cardboard, OPP lamination film and a broad series of screen and offset inks.
  • Adhesion on other substrates should be tested prior to printing
  • These varnishes show good flexibility, when bended or folded
  • The varnishes are press-ready to print for flexo
  • The varnishes are low in odour
  • The varnishes can be printed over offset inks
  • Quick and safe drying
Ref. Characteristics Gloss Viscosity 21°C DIN 4 in sec
UV2000 Standard UV flexo varnish High 35 – 45
UV2001 High reactivity High 55 – 70
UV2002 Gluable varnish High 40 – 60
UV2003 Release varnish for paper and carton High 55 – 70
UV2004 Gloss varnish for PVC High 80 – 100
UV2005 Gloss varnish benzo-free High 50 – 80
UV2006 Low odour varnish gluable benzo-free High 35 – 45
UV2007 Low migration varnish High 60 – 100
UV2008 Varnish for non-absorbent substrates High 60 – 100
UV2009 Varnish for overprinting digital inks High 35 – 45
UV2011 High slip varnish High 55 – 70
UV2012 Mat varnish Low 45 – 70
UV2014 Primer for difficult substrates High 40 – 60
UV2015 Mat primer for difficult substrates Low 90 – 120
UV2020 Gloss varnish for IML High 60 – 80
UV2023 Anti-slip High 60 – 90
UV2024 Satin varnish for PVC tiles Medium 50 – 60
UV2025 Matt varnish for PVC tiles Low 40 – 60
UV2026 Matt varnish for thermopaper Low 60 – 90
UV2028 Higher slip version of UV2001 for perfecting jobs High 55 – 70
UV2029 Satin varnish non gluable Medium 60 – 90
UV2030 Silky matt varnish Medium 30 – 50
UV2031 Cationic High 40 – 70
UV2032 Matt varnish for overprinting digital inks Low 80 – 120
UV2041 Antistatic varnish High 60 – 80
UV2043 Gluable with better levelling High 40 – 60
UV2044 All round for paper/board High 35 – 45
UV2046 High gloss High 35 – 45
UV2047 Primer for difficult substrates High 60 – 90
UV2050 Non yellowing varnish gluable benzofree High 50 – 80
UV2051 Non yellowing matt varnish benzofree High 60 – 90
UV2057 Release varnish for film and foil Medium  
UV2071 Release varnish for duo label High 60 – 90
UV2073 Static varnish for duo label High 150 – 180



Curing speed is 200MPM with 2 lamps of 120 Watt/cm

The curing depends on the kind of UV curing unit (reflectors, age and power of the UV lamps, the printed ink layer thickness and the belt speed of the UV curing unit). In certain cases the flow and the gloss can be improved by passing prints under IR lamps prior to UV curing.


The adhesion of the varnish is best evaluated after 24 hours. In this time interval, a post curing effect takes place during which the varnish cools down and the UV chemical termination reaction happens, resulting in a better adhesion


UV varnishes is formulated free of heavy metals and complies with EN 71/3 standard.
These varnishes are REACH compliant and free from SVHC substances (Reach annex XIV) and substances mentioned on the candidate list (last update 16122014).
Please consult the MSDS.


When the UV varnish is stored between 15 and 20°C in its closed original can, shelf life will be minimum 12 months from date of manufacture.

  1. All surfaces must be free from grease, clean and dry before coating.
  2. As said, the surface to be printed should at least be 38 dynes/cm. Any tension lower than 38 will inevitable result in a poor or no adhesion. We strongly recommend that the surface tension be measured prior to printing in order to avoid claims from the end user of the printed product.
  3. The surface tension of the cured film with non gluable varnish is < 34 mN/m.
  4. We also strongly recommend, before starting the varnishing, to check the print for bleeding resistance, as certain pigments in the inks tend to bleed when overlacquered with UV varnishes.


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