The Universal Selection Source: Coatings Ingredients

How to select raw materials smarter and faster for your Coatings & Inks formulations? Renowned experts in the field have designed these Selection Guides to assist you further in your selection according to your applications. In this section, we also provide you with Technology Profiles, states of the art of the main raw materials used in Paints, Coatings & Inks.

Selection Guide

Water Based Folding Carton Inks

By Terence Kenneth

Inks for folding cartons need to be formulated with moderately high gloss and good surface rub resistance. This selection guide will detail the common types of materials used in folding carton segment. It would also help you select waxes, resins, emulsions, defoamers, surfactants and pigments for producing inks for folding cartons.

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Selection Guide

Techno Brief: Pigment Technologies

By SpecialChem

Pigments are important constituents in paints and coatings. They are added to paints and coatings formulations to impart color, bulk or a desired physical and chemical property to the wet or dry film. This selection guide will familiarize you with pigments in paints, their types, differences between pigments and dyes, pigment properties, different families of pigments, pigment dispersions, pigment performances, applications in the paints & coatings industry and much more.

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Selection Guide

Solvent Based Flexible Packaging Inks

By Terence Kenneth

Review the guidelines to select raw materials dedicated to flexible packaging inks segment. This selection guide would help you select waxes, surface additives, various resins as well as pigments for flexible packaging inks. Both flexographic and gravure printing methods are used for flexible packaging printing. These two methods share the same raw materials, so in this selection guide both printing methods will be grouped and explained together.

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Covestro

Tutorial

How to Formulate without Wetting Agents

In many cases, wetting agents can be avoided in your waterborne formulation!

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