Tireless testing pushes performance progress

Take this short quiz to test your knowledge of how testing is invaluable in determining the performance of a resin or additive in specific printing and packaging applications.

For printers and packagers, making the switch from solvent-based to water-based processes is helping shift the industry to more environmentally-friendly practices. But for formulators, developing water-based resins and additives that have production-class performance requires a great deal of testing.

After the quiz, you can download the Printing & Packaging resins, performance and formulation additives selection guide for packaging solutions brochure.

 

Take the test

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True or False? Reduction of emissions and continuous improvements to health and
safety are key drivers for formulators in creating more sustainable inks.

That's right; you've made a good start!

Sorry but that's incorrect. Let's move on and try another one.

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True or False. The growing demand for food-safe inks is pushing printers and converters to switch from using solvent-based technologies, to more environmentally-friendly, water-based technologies.

That's right!

Not quite right. The increased demand for food-safe inks is encouraging the switchover, as products like BASF's Joncryl® series are offering more production ready inks for food packaging

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Solvent-based inks for flexible packaging can still offer sustainable solutions by:
a) Enabling creation of packaging options with a smaller footprint
b) Never substituting halogen-containing solutions
c) Collecting VOC's in the drying process

Correct! Solvent-based inks support production of flexible packaging options like pouches, in place of cans, for a smaller carbon footprint.

No, the right answer is A, enabling creation of packaging options with a smaller carbon footprint, such as pouches instead of cans.

4

Ultra-violet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curable ink and overprint varnish technology offers advantages to the packaging industry that include:
a) A finish that can't be achieved otherwise
b) High performance in resistance properties and gloss
c) Instant curing for increased productivity
d) Both b and c
e) None of the above

You've really been doing your homework! That's right.

No, the correct answer is both B and C. UV and EB technology offers instant curing for increased productivity and high performance in resistance properties and gloss.

5

Printed graphics and packaging are often given a protective coating called an overprint varnish, for improved longevity. Adding a UV stabilizer as well offers extra durability but it's very difficult to incorporate into a water-based formulation.

Great job, that's exactly right. UV absorber additives can be easily incorporated into water-based, solvent-based or energy-curable overprint varnish formulations.

Sorry but the correct answer is that UV absorber additives, like BASF's Tinuvin® can be easily incorporated into water-based, solvent-based or energy-curable overprint varnish formulations.

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True or False. In-can stabilizers are especially dangerous in UV curable inkjet inks and 2K acrylic adhesives.

Way to go! In-can stabilizers are actually very useful in UV curable inkjet inks and 2K acrylic adhesives.

Nope. In-can stabilizers are actually very useful in UV curable inkjet inks and 2K acrylic adhesives.

Thanks for taking this quiz. For full details on printing and packaging resins and additives you can download the Printing & Packaging resins, performance and formulation additives selection guide for packaging solutions below.
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