Inks/Coatings/Primers

Nitrocellulose, Solvents, Recycling, and Safety

Without proper precautions, the combination of nitrocellulose-containing inks, solvent-based press cleaners, and on-site recycling can be a deadly one.

Estimating the Drying Rate of Flexo Ink in the Laboratory

One reason the drying rate of flexo inks has become an important subject is the general trend toward the use of thinner ink films. In the narrow web sector,

Canadian Banknote Installs Brookfield Viscometers

MISSISSAUGA, ONT., CANADACanadian Bank Note Intl. (CBN), a 50-employee printing operation specializing in lottery and gaming tickets for governments,

What Is the Role of Additives in Water-Based Inks?

The performance of water-based inks in flexographic printing is, to a large degree, based on additives that are incorporated into the ink to optimize

Tape Converter Stands Up to Goliath with New Press

A flexo press from Bell-Mark makes a large contribution to Filmex Corporation, a smal specialty tape converter.

Bag machine adds value to customer-oriented operation.

A new FMC servo draw bag machine fits right in at All-Pak, a company that takes customer needs very seriously.When Fred J. Faletti founded All-Pak Inc.,

Temperature control helps ink customers optimize performance.

Sun Chemical's research and technical facility uses Raytek Raynger PM portable noncontact thermometers to help its customers get the most out of their

EPA and printers join forces to evaluate inks.

Determined to secure systematic, comparative data on inks, the flexo industry and the Environmental Protection Agency have launched the Design for the

UV/EB technology moves ahead with the times

Converters have been fueling the growth of the ultraviolet-curing industry at a rate of 20% per year for the past ten years. George Pasternack, manager

Something new under the sun

Chamelacolors are long-lasting, light-activated inks that can be applied in-line by conventional printing presses onto any substrate.The decades-long

Independent Packaging: the "restart" of something great

Independent Packaging arose from the ashes, but it wasn't easy. Now, after only 18 months, IP is on track to produce 1 billion bakery bags this year.Perhaps

Viscosity system saves ink and improves print quality

By choosing a Norcross in-tank viscosity control system for its new press, Lally Pak improved both its process printing and efficiencies of operation.There

"Partnering" helps get press up to speed

Viking Label and Packaging faced production delays with ink foaming problems until DIP Co. stepped in and gave its partner a helping hand.When Viking

Printer responds to tougher environmental standards

New regulations nailed a solvent done considered environmentally friendly. Poly-Pak Industries scrambled to meet the new standards and combat a wave of

Computerized dispensing provides ink management

It was a big week for Malcolm Clare, operations vice president, Transprint USA, the country's largest gravure printer of heat-transfer designs used to

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