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Materials Formulation Requirements for WB Folding Carton Inks

Common Additives Used in Water Based Folding Carton Inks

Role of Resins in Water Based Folding Carton Inks

Role of Resins in Water Based Folding Carton Inks

These are the backbone of the formulation and are used for establishing the key properties of adhesion, heat resistance and gloss.


» Find All Suitable Resin Grades for Inks 

Raw Material Pigment wetting Adhesion Water resistance Heat Resistance Gloss
Acrylic resin ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤
Excellent pigment wetting in dispersions
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Minor contributor to adhesion
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Moderate
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Moderate
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Moderate
Polyurethane resin ⬤⬤
Unsuitable
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Good adhesion, but can be more expensive
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Can impart very good gloss based on compatibility with other components
Styrene Acrylic emulsions ⬤⬤
Unsuitable
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Good adhesion
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Good, but requires careful selection
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Very good
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Can impart very good gloss based on compatibility with other components


Formulations - Folding Carton Gravure Ink


Applicable segments: Beverage cartons, Cigarette cartons, food packaging

Ingredients Parts by Weight
Pigment Dispersion 40.00
Hard Non film forming emulsion 24.80
Film forming emulsion 25.00
Polyethylene wax dispersion 3.00
Acetylenic diol based Surfactant 2.00
Mineral oil based defoamer 0.20
Water 5.00


Additives, Pigments and Polymers for Water-based Inks

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