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Printing inks and overprint varnishes (OPV's)

A main use of water based ULTRALUBE® wax additives relates to the area of (flexo) printing inks and OPV's. In such formulations the addition may lead to a strongly improved rub resistance by maintaining the degree of gloss or resulting in a matting effect, depending on the desired final appearance and choice of the ULTRALUBE® type. Same applies accordingly for oppositional characteristics like high slip or anti-slip and e.g. anti-blocking at elevated temperatures or heat sealability. As an example selected ULTRALUBE® wax additives are used in preprint formulations in order to achieve an anti-blocking effect at elevated temperatures, while others are used as a functional component for heat sealing different materials. Further achievable properties relate to the adhesion improvement of inks on corona treated polyolefine substrates or the soft-touch effect.


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Technical data
Wax type
paraffin
PE/paraffin
HDPE
HDPE/copolymer
HDPE/PTFE
HDPE/silicone
HDPE/plastic
HDPE/PUD
PP
carnauba
compound
amide
Technical data

Product type
Emulsion
Dispersion
MD-Dispersion
Micro dispersion
Ionic character
N (nonionic)
A (anionic)
N/A (nonionic/anionic)

 

N = non ionic, A = anionic, C = cationic, + = yes, – = no, n.a. = non applicable

These data are to be seen as typical and should not be considered as specifications.

excellent suited
especially suited
suitable
partially recommended
not recommended