Promising printing progress

The unique naphthenic characteristics of the recently introduced NYFLEX® 2120B oil promises the prospect of real innovation for the printing ink industry, allowing inks to be produced at lower temperatures.

Characterised by very high purity, high solvent power and very high fluidity, NYFLEX® 2120B offers an significantly improved alternative to the traditional paraffinic printing ink distillates currently used within the industry.

Used in formulations to dissolve resins and to disperse pigments, paraffinic printing ink distillates require processes to operate at high temperatures, due to the relatively low solvency of paraffinic oil. NYFLEX® 2120B, on the other hand, offers an extraordinary affinity with the resins used in thermosetting printing inks, enabling the production of inks at relatively low temperatures.

A comparison of the cloud point temperatures for different resin/solvent mixtures illustrates the significant advantage offered by NYFLEX® 2120B, see graph. The cloud point or precipitation temperature is a standard test method for determining the compatibility of resin/solvent mixtures.

Meeting the highest health and safety standards, NYFLEX® 2120B also offers advantages for, among other, the silicone sealant industry, providing a high value and reliable technical solution for manufacturers. The naphthenic oil can be used as a partial replacement for silicone fluids, enabling producers to cut costs.

Cloud-free future for printing

A comparison of the cloud-point temperatures for resin/oil mixtures made with paraffinic oil or NYFLEX® 2120B clearly demonstrates the advantage offered by the new innovative naphthenic product.