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Inks Channel
Inks industry is split between various processes which are different because of the image transfer method and by the type of image carrier employed. The image can be transferred to the substrate either by direct printing where the image is transferred directly from the image carrier to the substrate or by indirect printing where the image is first transferred to a cylinder ant then to substrate. Different inks processes: Flexographic inks, Lithographic printing Letterpress, Gravure printing, Screen printing, Digital inks.

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Sep 13, 2017 | Article

Understanding Aqueous Inkjet Formulation

By Terence Kenneth

There is a growing evolution in the development of aqueous inks, because the results we are seeing are giving us cause for encouragement to formulate high performance inks. Formulation of aqueous...

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May 11, 2017 | Article

Discovering a New World of Smart Inks & Coatings

By Terence Kenneth

Smart inks and coatings are another layer of sophistication in the evolving field of ink and coatings development. A useful methodology for creating such inks is to think how an existing product...

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Apr 17, 2014 | Article

Irreversible Thermochromic Ink Compositions

An irreversible thermochromic ink composition can include thermochromic pigment capsules dispersed in a carrier. The irreversible thermochromic pigment capsules can include an inner core having a...

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Sep 23, 2013 | Article

Solvay NAFTA Developments and Values

We recently interviewed Ayaz Khan, Technical Service Marketing Manager, Novecare Coatings during Sink or Swim 2013 to find out about Solvay's values, latest developments, innovation and ambitions...

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Sep 1, 2013 | Article

Cellulosic Rheology Modifiers to Maintain Significant Market Share in Coatings Industry

The results of SpecialChem's July 2013 Click'n'Vote question reveal that our members have found new rheology modifier replacements for cellulosic rheology modifiers since February 2012, when we...

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Aug 25, 2017 | Article

Why Inkjet Will Ultimately Replace Flexo and Gravure?

By Terence Kenneth

Technology in the printing world is increasing at an exponential pace. The market once dominated by gravure printing, and then took over by flexography is now being turning towards inkjet or digital...

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Apr 29, 2014 | Article

Color Stable Inks and Applications Thereof

In one aspect, inks for use with a 3D printer are described herein. In some embodiments, an ink comprises a polymerizable material and a reactive wax comprising a saturated alkyl moiety bonded to an...

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Feb 21, 2014 | Article

New Printing Inks with Barrier Performance for Pkg Applications

Barrier properties of packaging materials against moisture and oxygen penetration are of high relevance. Enhanced protection of existing materials against weather conditions can be achieved by...

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Sep 9, 2013 | Article

Identifying Bio-based Raw Materials for Printing Inks - Part 2

By Terence Kenneth

In the first part of my article we identified some of the key bio-based raw materials that are commonly used for the formulation of packaging inks and we looked at what petro-chemical based products...

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May 13, 2013 | Article

Formulating Printing Inks for the Chinese Market

By Terence Kenneth

The Chinese ink market is an important region from a global perspective, due in part to its steady growth over the last decade or so. But even today, Chinese printing is still a predominantly...

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