Project: New water-based flexographic inks for food packaging
A new project has been launched to allow the development of new printing water-based laminable flexographic inks for the flexible packaging industry. Through the development of the project AQUAFLEX, coordinated by QUIMOVIL, it is expected to get a new formulation of laminable water-based flexographic inks with the same printing and laminating quality properties as solvent-based inks.
The new product will allow a reduction of VOC emissions by 90-95% at a competitive cost. For that purpose, some of the challenges of this project involve improving the print speeds of water-based inks and reducing their energy consumption in the drying process (News Item AIMPLAS, 26 June 2017).
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