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Lubrizol Unveils Solsperse® 78000 Hyperdispersant for Flexographic & Offset Inks

Published on 2011-11-16. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- The Lubrizol Corporation introduces Solsperse® 78000, an advanced polymeric dispersant for Energy-cured flexographic and offset inks in the printing ink industry.

Solsperse® 78000 provides improved print gloss and optical density, superior mill base viscosity, and increased color strength. Its launch adds a significant component to Lubrizol's range of performance products for the graphic arts industry.

"This is a notable move forward for energy-cured ink technology," said Rich Bradley, Graphic Arts Market Manager for Lubrizol. "We are constantly working to address our customers' requirements, delivering technological solutions that will allow products to perform better. Solsperse® 78000 will make a strong and positive difference in the industry."

Solsperse® 78000 enhances the dispersion of high-performance pigments and carbon black when gloss and density are critical in the printing process. The improved dispersion provides optimum optical density, reduced haze, and excellent print gloss.

The new hyperdispersant also improves the viscosity characteristics of Newtonian (flexographic) inks, allowing for higher levels of pigmentation. Viscosity remains nearly constant across a typical shear rate.

Solsperse® 78000 is suitable for dispersing difficult to stabilize high performance organic pigments - including isoindolinone yellow, quinacridone red/magenta, and dioxazine violet - in both flexographic and offset printing applications. It is supplied 40% active dissolved in ethoxylated TMPTA. Further, it is the appropriate choice for the right mix of viscosity and color development for higher pigmentation in finer-line printing.

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids and industrial lubricants, as well as fuel additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Lubrizol's industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality, performance and value of customers' products, while reducing their environmental impact. With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, The Lubrizol Corporation owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2010 were $5.4 billion.

Source: The Lubrizol Corporation

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