Clariant showcases its inkjet inks at Fespa 2018

Clariant, a leader in specialty chemicals, showcased how its growing range of pigments, dyes and pigment preparations for inks and toners meets developing needs of customers in the printing industry during Fespa 2018 which took place from 15 to 18 May 2018.

25 May 2018 | By PrintWeek India

Clariant offers many solutions for making inkjet inks and prints more colourful, but now it is broadening its palette with two new products, Ink Jet Magenta E-S VP6057 and Ink Jet Orange GR VP6102. As their names indicate, both are pigments for use in inkjet inks. They can be used in water-, solvent- and UV-based inks. Both have excellent light- and weather-fastness properties, meaning they can be used in a wide variety of applications outdoors as well as indoors. Both also have low cation contents needed for high ink stability and reliable print performance.

Ink Jet Magenta E-S VP6057 is a blue shade magenta with excellent flow properties and long-term viscosity stability. It is characterized by very good transparency, very small particles and narrow particle size distribution. Its very good flow properties and brilliant shade (high chroma) make it superior to other common PR122 grades currently available on the market.

Ink Jet Orange GR VP6102 is unique in that it is the only Pigment Orange 43 grade pigment commercially available that has been designed specifically for digital inks. It exhibits the most brilliant orange shade of all orange pigments.

“The traditional CMYK four colour system (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) has certain restrictions regarding colour gamut, which is why more colour pigments for printing are now trending,” said Rüdiger Baur, head of global TM NIP and Color Filter, BU Pigments at Clariant. “Expanding the gamut with additional colours – orange and also green and violet – is gaining more attention, especially in graphic arts (flyers, brochures) and packaging (labels, food boxes).”

During the show, Clariant provided visitors with information on its wide range of existing solutions for digital package printing, including pigments not only for inks but also for liquid toners for labels and packaging. In addition, it showcased colour solutions for short-run digital publication printing. Clariant produces the full range of process colours as well as shading colours.

“Clariant is present in markets all around the world with a dedicated product range for all aspects of non-impact printing,” says Christian Zeh, senior technical manager, BU Pigments at Clariant. “That means pigments and dyes, including Duasyn SF (salt free) purified inkjet grades, hostacopy and hostajet preparations, copy charge control agents (CCAs), and – in selected regions – pyrogenic silica for toner.”