• Inks, Printing, & Packaging

Inks and varnishes

Sartomer’s custom, cure-promoting ingredients tailor final formulations to your specific paste, liquid, inkjet ink and overprint varnish needs, including laminating inks, offset inks, screen inks and food packaging compliance. We can assist with product selection, formulating strategy and curing parameters to produce inks for your desired properties.

Challenges

Continued growth in markets such as UV labels and UV inks for flexible packaging

 

Constantly more regulatory requirements to support the food packaging industry

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Technical developments driven towards better curing response and lower viscosities

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blue arrowSeeking for adhesion on wide variety of substrates

blue arrowTendency for low filmweight materials

blue arrowDigital printing moving towards industrial applications

orange arrowImpact of REACH and related labelling changes (EuPIA, …)

orange arrowBrand Owners guidelines (Nestlé, …)

orange arrowFood Packaging directives (Swiss Ordinance, …)

red arrowAnalogue: combination of high reactivity and low shrinkage materials for flexo printing

red arrowDigital: inkjet printheads with smaller and smaller drop size for better print quality

 

Final formulations can be designed to meet a wide variety of performance properties.

Sartomer strives to be at the forefront of the UV, UV LED and EB curable marketplace and looks forward to discussing your ideas.

Our products address a variety of application-specific challenges, such as:

  • UV/EB inks for use in structures like shrink wrap and laminated packaging
  • Improving cured ink properties of UV flexo inks for retortable pouch and thermoformable packaging
  • Developing UV/EB screen inks to decorate complex parts like bicycle helmets and rigid packaging
  • Formulating lower VOC UV and EB curable inks that allow printers to operate presses at speeds comparable to conventional inks
  • Increasing the gelation stability of UV inkjet formulations at higher temperatures

Our ink products help formulators create customized, high performance, eco-friendly inks with:

  • Excellent pigment dispersion
  • Optimized adhesion
  • Enhanced cure response
  • Increased cured durability
  • No or very lower VOC emissions
Contact

Sartomer Americas team is ready to work with you to make your projects come to life. Our sales, commercial, and R&D teams are comprised of solution experts who can provide assistance and support on a wide array of topics.