A formulator and manufacturer of UV/EB coatings, adhesives, primers,
and specialty products for graphic arts and industrial applications.

UV/EB Technology
The Sustainable Printing Solution

MinusNine Technologies is a chemical manufacturing company focused solely on Ultraviolet (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) technologies. Our UV/EB products are environmentally friendly and meet the evolving needs of printers and converters who have fully adopted radcure technology and those who are only beginning to experiment. In the years to come UV/EB coatings and adhesives will continue to grow and take market share from energy intensive solvent and water based alternatives. We intend to help our customers capitalize on this opportunity.

Benefits of UV/EB Coatings and Adhesives vs. Solvent and Water Based Alternatives

Environmental

  • Little to no emissions of VOCs, HAPs, or NVPs
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Healthier and safer work environment
  • Renewable content available up to 25%
  • Reduced CO2 emissions

Economic

  • Reduced utility costs
  • Faster line speeds (instant cure)
  • Less capital equipment (no incinerators, dryers, etc.)
  • Less production setup and downtime
  • Smaller manufacturing foot print

MinusNine: 100% Focused on Sustainable UV and EB Technologies

UV Metallics

MinusNine’s Lustrecoat UV metallic coatings provide an environmentally and economically sustainable alternative to laminated foil board and foil stamping. Our printable UV metallics can be used to impart a highly reflective, brilliant appearance to an entire substrate or in specified areas. This process generates less waste and results in a fully recyclable end product.

Renewable Content

MinusNine incorporates renewable, vegetable and plant based raw materials into several products at percentages up to 25%.

Low Odor/Low Extractable

MinusNine’s low odor/low extractable coatings have been tested at Rutger University’s Department of Food Science and were described as some of the cleanest in the industry.

Benzophenone (BP) and Bisphenol A (BisA) Free

MinusNine produces a full-line of BP and BisA free coatings.

UV and EB Hardcoats

MinusNine’s hardcoats can replace the use of film overlaminates in some applications, thereby enabling a mono layer approach that eliminates an entire web of film and the requisite adhesives.

UV and EB Laminating Adhesives

MinusNine’s UV curable laminating adhesives have been used extensively to replace solvent and water based adhesives that typically require high energy consumption driers and CO2 emitting VOC incinerators.