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New for Non-Impact Printing: Clariant Impresses with New High-performance Toner Components and Pigment Preparations

Published on 2006-09-04. Author : SpecialChem

Muttenz, Switzerland -- Clariant's Pigments & Additives Division is again exhibiting at this year's NIP22. The International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, which will be held from September 17 to 22 in Denver, Colorado, is the world's most important conference in the field of digital printing. International representatives from Clariant will present the latest developments in toner technology: the toner pigments Toner Magenta F8B LV 3162 and Toner Yellow 4G, the Toner Wax P 110, as well as the innovative charge control agent Copy Charge N5P-01 LV 2931. The focus will also be on pigment preparations for inkjet printing inks for large-scale images and printing inks for digital photos.

Pigments in modern toners must meet extremely high requirements. Especially for these applications Clariant has developed a series of colored pigments under the name Toner with very good dispersibility, high transparency, and excellent compatibility with all other toner components. In addition, their triboelectric properties can be determined. New products of the series are the green-shade yellow pigment in Colour Index P.Y. 155, Toner Yellow 4G and the blue-shade red pigment in Colour Index P.R. 184, Toner Magenta F8B LV 3162.

Tonerwax P 110 is a new toner wax with a melt temperature of ~ 100 °C, making it an ideal complement to the series of currently available toner waxes. However, the toner waxes offered by Clariant are much more than "only" separating agents in toners - they also serve as agents that optimize the dispersion of control charge agents and pigments while only having minor impact on the optic features of the toner systems. They also have outstanding release properties during the fixation process and allow oil-free prints. Tonerwax P 110 is a white, non-polar, finely textured "ready-to-use" powder based on polyolefins. It is recommended for chemical toners.

With the Copy series, Clariant offers colorless control charge agents that provide an exact and even charging of the toner. They determine the charging level of the toner and the charge polarity sign. Copy Charge N5P-01 LV 2931 was developed for negatively charged 1- component or 2-component toners and is recommended both for black and colored toner systems on polyester basis. Charge control agents from Clariant feature excellent dispersibility and offer quick charge-up and long-term charge stability even in changing environmental conditions.

In addition to the above toner components, Clariant also offers Permajet® EBA liq. pigment preparations for inkjet printing inks. They are especially recommended for large-scale printing formats. They are based on solvents and are available in liquid form, which ensures easy dosing. No dissolver is required for their integration. The products are easy to filter, feature low viscosity and high stability in strong, weak, and ECO solvents. The extremely lightfast and weatherfast Permajet® EBA liq. preparations are available in yellow, red, magenta, blue, and black.

Printing inks of the Duasyn®/Duasynjet series create brilliant digital images. Clariant has developed these colors with outstanding color strength and highly lightfastness especially for water-based inkjet printing inks. The color components yellow, magenta, cyan, and black make it possible to print image that almost look "alive."

Clariant is a global leader in the field of specialty chemicals. Strong business relationships, commitment to outstanding service and wide-ranging application know-how make Clariant a preferred partner for its customers. Clariant is committed to sustainable growth springing from its own innovative strength. Clariant's innovative products play a key role in its customers' manufacturing and treatment processes or else add value to their end products. The company's success is based on the know-how of its people and their ability to identify new customer needs at an early stage and to work together with customers to develop innovative, efficient solutions.

Clariant, which is represented on five continents with over 100 group companies, employs about 23,000 people. Headquartered in Muttenz near Basel, it generated sales of around CHF 8.2 billion in 2005. Clariant's businesses are organized in five divisions: Textile, Leather & Paper Chemicals, Pigments & Additives, Functional Chemicals, Life Science Chemicals and Masterbatches: The Pigments & Additives Division offers a wide range of high-quality organic pigments, pigment preparations, dyes, and additives for industrial and automotive coatings, paints, printing inks, plastics, and specialized applications, such as cosmetics, detergents, and agro.

Source: Clariant

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