Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has launched a new resin product, via the Skins family, to enable a silky feel design for packaging across a wider range of applications. The new AgiSyn 248 resin, also known as Silky UV, is a UV-curable resin for flexographic and screen overprint varnishes that delivers excellent silk-feel properties.

The new AgiSyn 248 resin is an addition to the current silk-feel resins range in the Skins Silky family. The low viscosity of this resins range makes it well suited for use in flexographic printing or varnishing units. Thanks to its good chemical and abrasion resistance, Skins Silky can be used on a range of papers, cardboards and plastics. The resins are easy to process and offer long-term performance. 

Building on the success of previously released water-based resins within the silk-feel range, AgiSyn 248 can be cured with ultraviolet technology, and it enables the delivery of the silk-feel experience to a broader range of end-user applications. When combined with a matting agent, AgiSyn 248 creates a unique surface during cure, meaning that the silky feel is created through the structure of the resin itself, and not through soft-feeling additives.