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Rohm and Haas to Showcase New, Innovative Technologies at Ink Manufacturing Conference

Published on 2008-09-04. Author : SpecialChem

PHILADELPHIA -- Specialty materials producer Rohm and Haas will exhibit two new technologies at the National Association of Printing Inks Manufacturers annual technical conference to be held September 23 to 25 in Tucson, Arizona. The theme for this year's conference is "Ink-Materials and Technologies for a Sustainable Future," and will include speakers on significant environmental issues the graphic arts ink and packaging industry is facing.

Rohm and Haas's exhibit will highlight two of the company's innovative graphic arts pigment dispersing resins, Morcryl 410 and Morcryl 460 PLUS. Visitors to the conference will be interested to know that Morcryl 410 and Morcryl 460 PLUS resins allow printers to control performance under a variety of press conditions. "These products are both used to manufacture water-based inks used on packaging materials from corrugated boxes to flexible films," says Holly Anderson, senior sales executive/marketing manager, Graphic Arts. "They yield higher strength dispersions with better viscosity control and improved resolubility and compatibility, which improves press runability, efficiency, and cost management."

Printing clients desire finer line screens for greater resolution, meeting increasingly precise specifications to make type and images pop from printed package, film and paper substrates. "These products are game changers in a highly competitive market," explains Anderson. "They offer superior color density with stability, 6-1 pigment to binder ratios, 40 percent pigment dispersions, a choice between conventional or neutral letdowns, and performance with fewer adjustments for different color requirements, all in one package."

"Whether printers are involved with paper or film substrates, all printing subsets use resins, so this is a great opportunity for us to showcase our products," says Kay Sanborn, technical service scientist for Graphic Arts at Rohm and Haas. "People have been using the older conventional products and putting up with their flaws. But with Morcryl 410 and 460 PLUS, customers can use less resin to make higher strength inks, make fewer to no press-side additions, and work with offshore pigments with more consistency. Everyone wins."

About Rohm and Haas Company:

Leading the way since 1909, Rohm and Haas is a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. The company's technologies are found in a wide range of industries including: Building and Construction, Electronics and Electronic Devices, Household Goods and Personal Care, Packaging and Paper, Transportation, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Water, Food and Food Related, and Industrial Process. Innovative Rohm and Haas technologies and solutions help to improve life every day, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, PA, the company generated annual sales of approximately $8.9 billion in 2007.

Source: Rohm and Haas

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