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  ISSUE 01/2018  
  Dear existing and future customers,

Our RC newsletter is now available in a digital format.
In this first digital issue we inform you about our new product TEGO® RC 1717 providing a protection barrier for linerless thermal labels. We launched this product at the Labelexpo events 2017 in Europe and Asia. Read more about our activities at these great exhibitions in Brussels and Shanghai. Furthermore we like to introduce our new colleagues Yile Liang and Ricardo Elizondo. We would be pleased to meet you at one of the events listed at the end of this newsletter.

We wish you a happy and prosperous year 2018!

Your Global RC Team

TEGO® RC 1717 – Protection for linerless thermal labels

  Evonik introduces a novel solution for direct thermal linerless labels. The superior coating layer with TEGO® RC 1717 enables the use of economical thermal paper without top coat. By this cost savings can be realized.  

Linerless direct thermal print labels have a thermal sensitive face stock material like paper or film. The release coating is applied on top of the thermal sensitive face stock and the adhesive is coated on the backside. The label material is wound on itself like a tape and printable by thermal printers after siliconizing. This allows Variable Information Print (VIP) on demand on labels with differing lengths. Linerless solutions for direct thermal print labels are mainly used in scales for supermarkets, warehousing, logistic but also for luggage bag tags.

TEGO® RC 1717 is used in combination with both TEGO® RC 902 and TEGO® Photoinitiator A18.

The blend

  • offers good silicone hold out and improved silicone anchorage
  • provides stable premium release properties over time
  • shows outstanding thermal printing performance with no silicone build-up on printing heads.
  • is globally listed
  • has food contact approval (ISEGA)

Further information and samples can be requested via our website or just contact tego-rc@evonik.com


  Related literature  
  no liner - no waste   tego rc 1717  
  No liner - No waste   TEGO® RC 1717  
  Linerless labels with TEGO® RC Silicones

  Protection for linerless thermal lablels


eurpoe label expo


Evonik at Labelexpo Europe 2017

  The TEGO® RC team highlighted several product innovations for pressure sensitive adhesive applications at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels.  

The Surface Technologies experts presented novel technical solutions of their radiation curable (RC) silicone products. Two new products were launched: TEGO® RC 1717, specially developed for thermal linerless labels, as well as TEGO® RC 800, which can be used in specialty tapes where higher release values are needed. “The live label printing and dispensing demonstration of labels coated with TEGO® RC 1717 was a real highlight on our booth this year” stated Dr. Stefan Stadtmueller, head of the Interface & Performance product line Surface Technologies.

Another key topic promoted during the event were the new additives for waterborne acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives, which are a valuable addition to Evonik’s product portfolio following the acquisition of the Performance Material Division of Air Products.

Highlight of the Labelexpo in Brussels has been the successful end-of-show booth party with a raffle of a soccerball and a jersey from our sponsored soccer club Borussia Dortmund.




Evonik at Labelexpo Asia 2017

  The TEGO® RC team concluded the participation of this years’ Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai with a positive balance.  

Particular attention has been paid on several product innovations for pressure sensitive adhesive applications. Following the Labelexpo Europe the Surface Technologies experts launched the new radiation curable (RC) products TEGO® RC 1717, TEGO® RC 800 and promoted the new additives for waterborne acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives also in Shanghai. The wetting agents and defoamers are valuable additions to Evonik’s product portfolio following the acquisition of the Performance Material Division of Air Products.

“We are very satisfied with this years’ participation at the Labelexpo. Once more, we have successfully presented ourselves as an innovative and service oriented partner to our industry.”, summarizes Sophie Yang, Product Line Manager Surface Technologies APAC, the successful participation.

  Recent changes in the Global RC Team:  
  liang   rick  
  Yile Liang
Business Manager Sales China

  Ricardo Elizondo Jr.
Technical Service Representative
  As of 30 October 2017, Mr. Yile Liang joined Evonik as Business Manager RC. He is located in our office in Shanghai/China.

Contact Yile:
Mr. Yile Liang
E-mail: yile.liang@evonik.com
Phone: +86 21 6119 3836
  Effective February 2017 Mr. Ricardo Elizondo Jr. joined the RC team as Technical Service Representive. Ricardo is located in Richmond, Virginia/USA.

Contact Ricardo:
Mr. Ricardo Elizondo Jr.
E-mail: ricardo.elizondo@evonik.com
Phone: +1 804 727 0755
Upcoming Events:

AWA Global Release Liner Conference & Exhibition
Amsterdam/NL on 14.-16. February 2018

  finat   FINAT Technical Seminar,
07.-09. March 2018, Barcelona, Spain
  label summit   Label Summit Latin America,
24.-25. April 2018, Guadalajara, Mexico
  pstc   PSTC Tape Summit 2018,
07.-11. May 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA