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Like the canvas of a painting, the white base coat lays the foundation for application of the attention-getting colorful inks that distinguish an aerosol can or other rigid metal container. The varnish topcoat protects the vivid colors and makes them shine.
For can makers to take full advantage of high-speed presses for multi-station application of UV-cured inks, PPG has developed white base coats and overvarnishes that meet the unique demands of this technology.
White BasecoatPPG's new white base coat for use with UV-cured inks affords superior UV ink and varnish adhesion. We believe it sets a new performance benchmark because it goes further and accomplishes everything wanted or needed in a white base coat:
OvervarnishOnce the inks have cured, they need a hard yet flexible topcoat to protect them from the rigors of manufacturing, handling and shipping. The outer coat must have sufficient chemical resistance for protection during the filling operation. To market the package properly and enhance the design and coloration, the finishing varnish should be clear, smooth and glossy. PPG's new UV varnish has been formulated to offer:
PPG's superior "system" of white base coat and finishing UV varnish for use with UV-cured inks provides the complete package: economics, performance, compliance and, most importantly, total customer satisfaction.