The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

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Bio-based Ink Formulation in Practice

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Recorded on Mar 25, 2014

Increase more easily bio-content in your Gravure / Flexo / Offset inks without compromising on performance by learning from a hands-on expert how to:

  • Efficiently source bio-based raw materials / suppliers
  • Solve frequent formulation issues: poor adhesion, slower drying speed, higher price...
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    Presented By:
    Terence Kenneth
    Length: 90 min

    Course Type: Formulation
    Level: Intermediate

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    Why should you view this course?

    Industry is pushing more and more towards the use of bio-based raw materials in inks because of the changing environment, their reduced toxicity, and also for their positive perception among consumers. Yet there are many hurdles to overcome when switching to bio-based formulations: raw material sourcing, adapting development practices to avoid performance losses etc.


    1. Detect more easily opportunity to switch to bio-based materials with a comprehensive review of today's offering (products & suppliers)
    2. Adjust faster your formulation practices for higher bio-based content by learning from strategies implemented in successful inks (commercialized)
    3. Get more easily green certifications such as NAPIM BioRenewable Content (BRC) program by getting expert guidance (+30 years of ink formulation know-how)

    Who should view this course?

    Gravure / Flexo / Offset Ink Formulators interested in developing bio-based formulations.

    Raw material suppliers & printers may also find it useful to increase their awareness on the topic to better position themselves.

    Course Outline

    The following sections will be covered during this session:

    1. Identifying Bio-based materials


    2. Material categories


    3. The challenges of formulating with bio based materials
      i.e. discuss limitations, and the question of are we ready?


    4. Formulating strategies for biobased inks.


    5. Other considerations for a clean environment (VOCs, Non-Tox pigments etc..)


    6. List of resources to learn more

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    Members Reviews

    Excellent examples given of biobased materials with references sited.

    Ed B. , from Sherwin - Williams

    Very good general overview of the topic, in a short session.

    Jérôme S. , from SICPA SA

    Very good! The e-training introduced me to many bio-based components I wasn't aware of.

    Minedys M. , from Hewlett-Packard

    I learned more about ink formulations and the potential of bio-based materials

    Gus L. , from Pixford Consultancy

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