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Aqueous Additives for Inks and Coatings


Resolubility aid:  a blend of FDA acceptable surfactants that increases open time on cylinders and plates.  Use at 3% - 5% levels.



 Resolubility aid:  similar to AC-405, but much lower in VOC's.



Leveling Agent:  increase the leveling/flow of coatings or inks.  Overcome print quality problems associated with many defoamers.  Effective as a rheology modifier to increase viscosity in inks or coatings.  use at 0.5% to 5% per need.



Universal leveling agent:  Similar to AC-420, but easier to incorporate into inks and coatings.  Use at 1% - 3% levels.



Non-Ionic Surfactant: a special blend of surfactants at a 70% level.  Used to stabilize rheology of specific red pigments.  Also helps stabilize rheology when used in conjunction with zinc complex additives.  Use at 0.5% to 2%.



Penetration Promoter: a surfactant system that promotes adhesion and ink penetration on coated substrates, as well as uncoated.  Accelerates dry times of inks by improving inward penetration of the substrate.  Use at 3% to 5% levels.



Transfer Additive Concentrate:  the concentrated version of our AC-505, generally used at a 0.5% level.  A rheology modifier to enhance pigment/vehicle transfer, carrying up more ink/coating to the substrate.  Used to make AC-505.


AC-503 / AC-504

Print Booster:  AC-503 is a simple surface chemistry compound imparting improved transfer in ink and coating systems.  Use at 0.25% to 1.0%  AC-504 is a glycol- protected system imparting transfer in complex polymer formulations.



Non-Misting Transfer Aid:  a unique, hybrid rheology modifier allowing a wide latitude in pigment levels in ink systems.  Used at 0.5 to 1% levels.



Aqueous Plasticizer:  a water-borne plasticizer coalescing agent at a 70% ingredient level.  Formulated to improve film forming properties, offer "humectant" properties (which aids in reducing paper curl) .  Used in the 2% to 5% range, dependent on the polymer system tolerance.



Anti-Foam - Micro-Bubble Additive:  a unique emulsion of hydrophobic solids, emulsifying agents, and polysiloxanes in water.  Offers both anti-foam and de-foaming properties.  Minimal gloss impact.  Use at 0.05% to 0.5% levels.



AntiFoam:  FDA acceptable ingredients for many Title 21 sections (175.105, 176.170, 176.180, 176.200 and 176.210).  Excellent for grinding process or in-situ processing where shear is present..  Not suitable as a presside/post-add defoamer.  Safe for photopolymer use. Use at 0.25% to 0.75%.



Defoamer:  a proprietary blend of esters, hydrophobic solids and emulsifying agents in water.  Also effective as an anti-foam additive.  FDA acceptable under 21 CFR 175.105, 176.200, and 176.210.Safe for photopolymer use.  Use at 0.25% to 1.0% levels.



Metallic Vehicle:  a stable vehicle for use with aluminum and bronze pigments.  Tolerates a wide pigment load, with excellent rub properties.



Polyethylene Wax Emulsion: to improve rub and mar resistance in inks and coatings.  A 35% TNV, non ionic, high density poly emulsion, it can be used at levels up to 10% without significant gloss reduction in coatings.