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Print quality and resistance for water-based flexography on polymer-coated boards: Dependence on ink formulation and substrate pretreatment

Rentzhog, Maria; Fogden, Andrew

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The performance of water-based acrylic flexographic inks laboratory printed on three different polymer-coated boards, namely coated with LDPE, OPP and PP, have been analysed and interpreted. The print quality and resistance properties obtained were related to varying ink formulation, in particular choice of emulsion polymer and presence of silicone additive in the vehicle, as well as varying levels of corona pretreatment. Print mottle and adhesion were worst on PP, while wet (water) rub and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRentzhog, Maria
dc.contributor.authorFogden, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:41:05Z
dc.identifier.issn0300-9440
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/24153
dc.description.abstractThe performance of water-based acrylic flexographic inks laboratory printed on three different polymer-coated boards, namely coated with LDPE, OPP and PP, have been analysed and interpreted. The print quality and resistance properties obtained were related to varying ink formulation, in particular choice of emulsion polymer and presence of silicone additive in the vehicle, as well as varying levels of corona pretreatment. Print mottle and adhesion were worst on PP, while wet (water) rub and scratch resistance were worst on OPP and PE, respectively. However, these properties could be greatly influenced by the ink formulation, more so than corona level. In general addition of silicone improved scratch resistance, due to reduction in polar energy component of the print surface, but at the expense of worsened wet rub resistance. The emulsion polymer giving best resistance performance was generally found to give poorest optical properties, presumably due to more limited resolubility on press.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceProgress in Organic Coatings
dc.subjectKeywords: Low density polyethylenes; Optical properties; Polypropylenes; Printing properties; Corona discharge treatment; Print resistance; Water based inks; Ink; Ink; Low Density Polyethylene; Optical Properties; Polypropylene; Print Quality Corona discharge treatment; Polyethylene; Polypropylene; Print quality; Print resistance; Water-based ink
dc.titlePrint quality and resistance for water-based flexography on polymer-coated boards: Dependence on ink formulation and substrate pretreatment
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume57
dc.date.issued2006
local.identifier.absfor029901 - Biological Physics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9210271xPUB30
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationRentzhog, Maria, YKI Institute for Surface Chemistry
local.contributor.affiliationFogden, Andrew, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage183
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage194
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.porgcoat.2006.08.003
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T10:57:13Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33750958658
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