Sartomer, a division of the Arkema Group, is launching PRO22019, a new polyester acrylate specifically developed to provide enhanced adhesion to a wide variety of plastic substrates. Its composition allows the user to formulate UV-curable inks and coatings that meet current regulatory standards for the food packaging sector. Stringent regulatory constraints apply to certain sectors of the UV industry, in particular relating to the use of UV inks and coatings for food packaging. It is therefore necessary for the formulator to address this aspect in addition to the fundamental requirements for high adhesion, reactivity and surface hardness. The new product offers reportedly excellent adhesion to a wide range of plastic substrates, superior cure response with both UV and LED systems, and hard-cured films demonstrating improved scratch resistance. It also offers low yellowing, and full compliance with existing food packaging regulations for the formulation of high-performance UV-curable inks and coatings.