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Dispersions, Resins and Additives

JONCRYL® LMV low-maintenance, acrylic water-based polymer emulsions

JONCRYL LMV low-maintenance, water-based acrylic polymers for printing inks reduce print waste by providing clean printing and excellent pH stability without sacrificing resistance properties.

Industry studies show that total press downtime in a flexible packaging operation can be as high as 50%. Of that downtime, 20% is “ink related.” JONCRYL LMV resin solutions and emulsions allow ink makers to offer printers and converters an alternative to current water-based technology and reduce waste and downtime due to anilox plugging and ink build-up on plates. JONCRYL LMV pH-stable polymers, when used to make low VOC inks for paper, film, and foil inks, provide a balance of clean printing, resolubility, and excellent pH stability without sacrificing resistance properties.

Resolubility

Inks based on Joncryl LMV 7000 series polymers have excellent resolubility on press. This benefit has a direct correlation to the amount of waste that a press generates when the ink dries in the cylinder after a process upset or other shutdown. 

Stability

Joncryl LMV 7000 series polymers maintain pH over long press runs —even on light coverage print jobs. 

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Figure 2 illustrates the excellent pH stability of inks based on Joncryl LMV 7040 emulsion. Inks were formulated with Joncryl LMV 7000 series polymers and compared with standard water-based polymers. The pH of the Joncryl LMV-based inks remained stable over the entire run.

Key features and benefits

  • Significant cost savings in ink additives and spoiled ink
  • Improved pressroom efficiency
  • Less print waste

Applications

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