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Ciba launches ready-to-use metallic silver screen printing ink

Published on 2007-09-13. Author : SpecialChem

Basel, Switzerland -- Ciba® XYMARA™ Quicksilver SF-02 is a new, ready-to-use flatbed screen printing ink that offers the best available all-round combination of pinhole-free mirror effect, adhesion and print performance. Suitable for a wide variety of plastic substrates, XYMARA™ Quicksilver SF-02 meets the needs of both ink makers and printers who prefer to produce mirror effects with ready-to-use printing ink. It provides an economic and productive printing alternative to foil blocking and film metallization.

Ciba® XYMARA™ Quicksilver 
XYMARA™ Quicksilver SF-02

"Metallic ink is frequently regarded as a critical product by ink makers for a number of different reasons, including uneconomically small batch sizes, high cost of raw materials, and the special formulating required," said Mike Mordente, Global Head of Ciba's Imaging & Inks Business Line. "XYMARA™ Quicksilver SF-02 removes these problems, allowing the screen ink maker to free up production capacity, reduce inventory cost and minimize waste."

XYMARA™ Quicksilver SF-02 is used to produce ultra-shiny decorative mirror effects on a wide range of transparent plastic substrates. End applications include high-quality point-of-sale displays and graphics for packaging and labels for consumer goods such as perfumes, fashion wear and luxury beverages.

XYMARA™ Quicksilver SF-02 complements and extends Ciba's range of mirror-effect pigments. Together with colorants such as Ciba® MICROLITH® A and Ciba® ORASOL®, it enables the creation of a full spectrum of colorful mirror effects, thus providing ink makers, printers and converters with complete printing solutions.

About Ciba:

Ciba (SWX: CIBN) is a leading global company dedicated to producing high-value effects for its customers' products. We strive to be the partner of choice for our customers, offering them innovative products and one-stop expert service. We create effects that improve the quality of life - adding performance, protection, color and strength to plastics, paper, automobiles, buildings, home and personal care products and much more. Ciba is active in more than 120 countries around the world and is committed to be a leader in its chosen markets. In 2006, the Company's continued operations generated sales of CHF 6.4 billion and invested CHF 270 million in R&D.

Source: Ciba

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