PackPlus at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi

International Packaging Conclave 1 August 2015

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ABB Robot picking up the batch of lined cartons for filling into cartons at PackPlus 2013, Greater Noida. Photo: PSA

Solutions for packaging, printing applicationsLubrizol at Asia Coats and Ink 2015Lubrizol India promoted a variety of solutions at Asia Coats and Ink 2015. The Ohio-headquartered company which provides specialty chemicals also talked about some of the offerings for packaging, packaging printing and digital printing segments. Highlights were packaging coating solutions, printing inks for digital applications and printing ink performance optimizer.
For the packaging segment, the company talked about BlisterBond Pro, an
aqueous packaging coating that can be used wherever strong seals at low
temperatures are required. Blisterbond Pro offers a robust sealing
processing window.  Compatible with RPET, APET, PVC and other common
blister types, BlisterBond Pro’s novel aqueous chemistry outperforms
solvent-based and aqueous polyurethane dispersion industry benchmarks,
according to Vikas Kamble, sales executive, performance substrates,
Lubrizol Advanced Materials India.

Lubrizol talked about a range
of coatings for digital print film applications, for use with solvent,
eco-solvent, UV-cured and latex inks, and for use with aqueous pigment
or dye-based inks. Under the brand name PrintRite the company offers a
range of component polymers and ready-to-use formulations used in
diverse applications such as labels, tags, banners, posters, and more
.
When
coated and dried under recommended conditions PrintRite film products
can be used on polyolefins without a primer, said Kamble adding that
they also displayed a wide range of functional characteristics including
excellent print clarity, rapid ink-dry time, high color density, and
outstanding adhesion and scratch resistance.

He said that a
solution such as PrintRite is being offered keeping in mind the rapid
growth in digital printing applications in India. “With digital printing
getting popular and being applied in applications such as label
printing to banner printing, customers now want better quality from
printers. Solutions like PrintRite should add to the quality.”

For
the printing inks segment, the company promoted Colorburst 2160, which
is succinimide dispersant for solvent-based colorants. Colorburst could
be used for various pigments but especially carbon black and
phthalocyanine blue. For news and magazine printing, it incorporated
Colorburst results in better pigment loading, higher color strength and
improved jetness.