The film printing market from an ink perspective can be further divided into surface and lamination applications.
Chien (Charlie) Hsu and Richard Grandke, BASF Corporation03.02.13
Author:Chien (Charlie) Hsu and Richard Grandke
Contributor:Richard Fredricks, and Jerome JourdanBASF Corporation
Editor’s Note: “Novel Lamination Ink Resin” received the 2012 Lawter Best Paper Award during the 2012 National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Annual Technical Conference.
The flexible packaging market is very complex, composed of packaging materials made from composites of film, foil and paper.Printing inks for film and foil flexible packaging are a wide and diverse market dominated by solvent-based ink systems.
The film printing market from an ink perspective can be further divided into surface and lamination applications.Inks for single web, surface or reverse printed webs are used to package baked goods, confectionery or other low-barrier applications.Inks for multi-laminated structures are typically reverse printed on the outer web then laminated to the secondary webs with an
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