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Cosmetics Ingredients
The material selection platform
Cosmetics Ingredients
Online Course

Bio-based Ink Formulation in Practice

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Recorded on Mar 28, 2023

Fast-track your search for bio-based raw materials (rosin esters, proteins, starch…) to formulate environmentally friendly inks while complying with industry regulations.

Terence Kenneth (Ink Specialist) will reveal the latest formulation practices followed across the globe. Topics like challenges faced with bio-materials (poor adhesion, slow drying speed, high odor, press stability), formulating high performance inks will be discussed in detail.

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Terence Kenneth
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Ever-increasing demand of formulating bio-based inks to easily meet strict regulations, calls for an efficient understanding of bio-based materials.

However, due to multiple new and emerging bio-based materials (resins, waxes, solvents…) , manufacturers and suppliers it becomes a challenge!

So, instead of wasting your time and resources on trial & error, join this course to:

  1. Identify bio-based materials & their origins to overcome the challenges (poor adhesion, slow drying speed, high odour, press stability...) faced while formulating bio-based inks.

  2. Learn how to implement newest raw materials (rosin esters, proteins, starch…) into bio-based ink formulations by adjusting your formulation practices.

  3. Discover manufacturers and suppliers of bio-based materials with expert’s help to get a head start for your formulation of environmentally friendly inks.

  4. Get expert’s insights on packaging ink market (lamination, decorative paper…) and directions for composing a formulation with quantifiable ingredients selection.
Bio-based Ink Formulation in Practice

Who should view this course?

Gravure / Flexo / Offset ink formulators and technical managers who are looking for strategies to formulate inks using bio-based raw materials. Ingredient suppliers and printing professionals may also find it useful to increase their awareness on the topic.

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Course Outline

  1. Identifying bio-based materials (rosin esters, proteins, starch…)
    • Property review
    • Commercial examples of bio-based materials
    • Application areas (packaging market – decorative paper, lamination)
    • Bio-solvents & bio-additives

  2. Challenges of formulating with bio-based materials
    • Limitations
    • Factors affecting the use of bio-based ink formulations

  3. Bio-based Ink Formulation Strategies in Practice
    • Decorative paper
    • Metallic ink paperboard
    • Lamination

  4. Understand in detail: Green Certifications (NAPIM, BRC) & Regulations (Swiss Ordinance)

  5. Other considerations for a clean environment
    • VOC content
    • Hazardous air pollutants
    • Heavy metals

  6. List of resources to learn more

  7. 30 mins Q&A - Interact live with the expert for all your technical help !

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About the Expert

Terence Kenneth (President of Ink Intelligence) has hands-on experience creating ink formulations for ink manufacturers and printers for over 30 years. Terence loves to travel, spend time with his family and of course to make world-class ink formulations.

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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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