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Inks

Inks Imerys minerals for enhanced performance in inks

Imerys offers a unique portfolio of high performance kaolins, ground calcium carbonates (GCC), precipitated calcium carbonates (PCC), and talcs to improve the properties of flexographic, offset and rotogravure inks.

Flexographic inks

Used in flexographic printing inks, Imerys calcium carbonates, kaolins and talcs:

  • Increase dry hiding on porous substrates

  • Maintain whiteness and opacity
  • Are effective TiO2 extenders, reducing formulation costs
  • Improve color performance
  • Control gloss / matt
  • Improve ink transfer giving a clean print

 

Recommended grades:

  • ImerPrint™ 02K
  • ImerPrint™ 91
  • Mistron® Monomix G grades

Offset inks

In offset printing inks, high performance, kaolins and treated calcium carbonates:

  • Improve lithotronic behavior
  • Provide good water uptake without washout or bleeding into the fount solution
  • Maintain color strength
  • Provide good pigment efficiency and ink mileage
  • Reduce ink penetration into paper fibers
  • Improve hold-out and reduce strike-through
  • Can be used at high addition levels, reducing costs

 

Recommended grades:

  • ImerPrint™ 07K
  • ImerPrint 89S, ImerPrint™ 90S

Rotogravure

Used in rotogravure printing inks, Imerys calcium carbonates, kaolins and talcs:

  • Increase dry hiding on porous substrates
  • Maintain whiteness and opacity
  • Are effective TiO2 extenders, reducing formulation costs
  • Improve color performance
  • Control gloss / matt
  • Improve ink transfer giving a clean print

 

Recommended grades:

  • ImerPrint™ 02K
  • ImerPrint™ 91
  • Mistron® Monomix G grades

 

ImerPrint™ and Mistron® Monomix G grades are produced from naturally-occurring mineral deposits and are safe for indirect use in food packaging inks.

 

 

We offer a full range of bespoke formulation and technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.

Please contact us, we will be only too happy to help

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