Lubrizol maintains a broad portfolio of Solsperse™ Hyperdispersants suitable for the dispersion and stabilization of pigments & particles used across numerous energy curable UV & EB systems of varying polarity (UV Offset, UV Flexo, UV Screen, UV Digital, UV Wood, UV clears/ OPV’s)
Dispersants are a critical component of energy curable systems, used for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, improved dispersion, pigment loading, particle stability, coloristic properties, gloss/matt, opacity/transparency, rheological/flow characteristics in pigment concentrates and final inks and coatings.
Lubrizol is a recognized and reliable supplier to this market for many years and has several proven and well-established dispersants grades which are benchmarks of the industry. Energy curable continues to grow and, as such, Lubrizol continues to innovate and develop for this exciting sector.
The focus for new products is a mixture of improved performance but also products offering better cost in use. Most of the dispersants we offer are supplied 100% active and hence VOC-free but in certain markets/regions along with certain hybrid systems, customers are still able to use dispersants cut in solvents. In those cases, we also have an extremely wide range of products based on different chemistries and solvent cuts that can be used to meet all your dispersion needs.
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