Additives come in many forms, and the right ingredients can make a major difference in how an ink performs.
David Savastano, Editor05.01.14
Additives play a critical role in the formulation and production of inks, helping to impart the necessary characteristics the ink needs, whether it is to run more smoothly on press or to protect the finished product. These additives come in many forms, whether it is waxes, surfactants, defoamers or countless other products.
It may not take a lot of a particular additive to improve an ink, but the right ingredient can make a major difference. Working closely with ink customers on their needs is the surest way to succeed in this market.
“We have experienced growth in the graphic arts side of our business,” said Craig Baudendistel, director of sales at Shamrock Technologies. “Shamrock continues to work closely with our current as well as potential customers as to develop value added products and solutions to meet industry needs. Our Product Marketing Center (PMC) and Product Development Laboratories (PDL) have played a key role in this growth.&rdq
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