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For printers and packagers, making the switch from solvent-based to water-based processes is helping shift the industry to more environmentally-friendly practices. But for formulators, developing water-based resins and additives that have production-class performance requires a great deal of testing.
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True or False? Reduction of emissions and continuous improvements to health and
safety are key drivers for formulators in creating more sustainable inks.
True or False. The growing demand for food-safe inks is pushing printers and converters to switch from using solvent-based technologies, to more environmentally-friendly, water-based technologies.
Solvent-based inks for flexible packaging can still offer sustainable solutions by:
Ultra-violet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curable ink and overprint varnish technology offers advantages to the packaging industry that include:
Printed graphics and packaging are often given a protective coating called an overprint varnish, for improved longevity. Adding a UV stabilizer as well offers extra durability but it's very difficult to incorporate into a water-based formulation.
True or False. In-can stabilizers are especially dangerous in UV curable inkjet inks and 2K acrylic adhesives.
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The increased demand for food-safe inks is encouraging the switchover, as products like BASF's Joncryl® series are offering more production ready inks for food packaging
A Enabling creation of packaging options with a smaller footprint
B Never substituting halogen-containing solutions
C Collecting VOC's in the drying process
Solvent-based inks support production of flexible packaging options like pouches, in place of cans, for a smaller carbon footprint.
the right answer is A, enabling creation of packaging options with a smaller carbon footprint, such as pouches instead of cans.
A A finish that can't be achieved otherwise
B High performance in resistance properties and gloss
C Instant curing for increased productivity
D Both B and C
E None of the above
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UV and EB technology offers instant curing for increased productivity and high performance in resistance properties and gloss.
UV absorber additives can be easily incorporated into water-based, solvent-based or energy-curable overprint varnish formulations, our Tinuvin DW-ECO line enables an easier integration of light stabilizers in water based applications. For example, Tinuvin 400-DW ECO as the UV absorber (UVA) and Tinuvin 123-DW ECO as the hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS).
but the correct answer is that UV absorber additives, like BASF's Tinuvin can be easily incorporated into water-based – the recommended product line is our innovative Tinuvin DW-ECO, solvent-based or energy-curable overprint varnish formulations.
In-can stabilizers are actually very useful in UV curable inkjet inks and 2K acrylic adhesives, our Irgastab UV 22 is an in-can stabilizer for all kinds of UV/EB inks and UV/EB overprint varnishes and offers long-term shelf life stability even under critical conditions.
In-can stabilizers are actually very useful in UV curable inkjet inks and 2K acrylic adhesives, our recommended product is Irgastab UV 22.