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Skins®: overprint varnishes that add funky tactile effects to all kinds of packaging

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The Skins® family from Covestro give your branding ideas character. These powerful overprint varnishes can add all kinds of great finishes and tactile effects to many different types of packaging, both food and non-food. They are excellent for coated or uncoated papers, boards, plastics and even aluminum.

Our Skins® help you take packaging designs to another level. By adding contrasting textures and fresh color options, they create packaging innovations that make customers engage with products in a new way. They can be used on all kinds of materials and for all kinds of applications. They even give extra protection during processing and against moisture. Our Skins® can be applied in a single pass, so they won't slow your production down. Get in touch with us to learn how our Skins® can help you.

Substrates

Our Skins® Rubbert, Sandy, Silky and Vel-Veeto are great on paper, board, corona pre-treated polyethylene (PE) and primered plastic materials.

Key Benefits

  • Fast Apply in a single pass
  • Flexible Use on all kinds of materials
  • Versatile Suitable for all kinds of applications
  • Excellent for packaging Perfekt für Verpackungen
  • Excellent for print Make print-work that stands out

Meet our Skins®: Rubbert, Sandy, Silky and Vel-Veeto

They’re a fun bunch and love to add character to packaging with special coatings. They open up a whole new world of creative opportunities and tactile sensations for packaging design. And for much higher volumes than previously possible.

Innovative print finishing

They may be fun, but there’s lots of serious science behind them. It’s all down to a thing called haptic perception, that’s the feeling between human skin and surfaces. Skins® play around with things like stiffness and surface properties to create lots of exciting new tactile opportunities. These innovative print finishing products are brought to you by Covestro, and based on years of experience in haptic coatings. We can work with you to provide an excellent solution to your coating needs, one that feels just right.

Of all our senses, touch is the only one that is dispersed across our entire bodies yet its influence on how we appreciate the world around us is often overlooked. Like to find out more on tactile effects? 

Brochures & Downloads

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How big brands profit from lightweight, luxury packaging
Raise customer loyalty with sensory experiences
Packing innovation is teamwork
Soft touch, waterborne polyurethane coatings
Bringing back a luxury, silky feeling
New brand experiences at your fingertips

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