Colorado-based company is partnering with printers who understand the importance of reducing environmental impact and differentiating from competitors.
David Savastano, Editor08.28.19
When we think of printing inks, we think of the materials that help make packaging, publications and much more stand out. The blacks and colors that we see are derived from either pigments or dyes, and for the most part, are petrochemical-based.
Living Ink has a different approach altogether. A biomaterials company, Aurora, CO-based Living Ink has developed inks based on algae, a sustainable technology, to replace petroleum-derived products. With Algae Ink, Living Ink is commercializing environmentally-friendly black algae-based pigments that have a negative carbon footprint.
Living Ink was co-founded by Dr. Scott Fulbright and Dr. Stevan Albers when they were Ph.D. students in the Cell and Molecular Biology Program at Colorado State University. They were always thinking of technology advancements that could be potential business ideas, and were fascinated by the field of biofabrication, or using biology to grow materials. Literal
Continue reading this story and get 24/7 access to Covering the Printing Inks, Coatings and Allied Industries - Ink World for FREE
Ink World magazine has tracked the growth of the ink industry and its allied industries through years of changes, technology, evolution, consolidation and market development. No other magazine has been around for as long or covered as much of the global printing ink business. This website is dedicated to providing in-depth industry coverage and late-breaking news.
Already a subscriber? Login