The performance of an ink plays a vital role in the overall quality of flexible packaging. Increased consumer spending in North America has led to a demand for packaging of superior quality. Eastman™ Cellulose Esters give ink formulators the tools necessary to produce top quality inks for the rapidly expanding packaging market.
Why use Eastman™ Cellulose Esters? The Difference is Clear
Better adhesion to packaging films
Excellent cold-crack and heat resistance
Resistance to grease
Outstanding flow, leveling, & wetting
Fewer surface defects
Better UV resistance (non-yellowing)
Excellent pigment orientation
Faster solvent release
Improved blocking performance
Better intercoat adhesion
Increased print speeds
Formulating with Eastman™ Cellulose Esters
Eastman™ CAB and CAP can be used in inks for a variety of printing operations including gravure, flexographic, offset, and ink jet. They are compatible with most common solvents and acrylic monomers and provide a much safer option for a letdown vehicle, co-resin, or additive than traditional nitrocellulose. Many grades of Eastman™ CAB and CAP are compliant with Swiss Ordinance on Materials & articles in Contact with Food (SR 817.023.21). See the table below for grades recommended for food safe printing inks.