Add to the appeal of printed products

WITH OUR INK AND TONER ADDITIVES

For printing results that pass the tests

WITH FLYING COLORS

Despite the ubiquity of digital texts and images, being able to efficiently reproduce these on paper and other substrates still has enormous relevance in today’s world – be it in publishing, packaging and advertising, or when making simple printouts at the office.

Clariant’s high-performing wax additives for printing inks and toners help formulators to enhance the appeal, longevity and commercial success of their products. Our micronized waxes improve gloss control, rub resistance and anti-blocking behavior in printing inks, and are suited for water- and solvent-based as well as UV-curable systems. With their beneficial effects on release and efficiency, our additives can also substantially add to the performance of laser printer toners and similar products.

Ink waxes and toner additives for a wide spectrum of platforms and needs

Clariant is one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality wax solutions. Through intense collaboration and close relationships, we support our ink and toner customers in creating value-adding offerings for a wide range of applications.

Our ink and toner additives have been developed to suit the full panoply of common printing techniques, from offset, gravure and flexography, to overprint varnishes (OPVs), printing on packaging, laser printing and many more. With highly effective solutions and tailored polymer designs, we enhance crucial properties such as coefficient of friction and scratch resistance, enabling considerable benefits in terms of performance, efficiency and costs.

PTFE-free improvement of flexo inks

WITH OUR METALLOCENE-BASED PE WAXES

Chart showing PTFE-free Ceridust® waxes reduce color difference and friction in flexo inks similarly well as standard blends.
Three good reasons for choosing Clariant

KEY BENEFITS OF OUR WAX SOLUTIONS

1.

High-performing PTFE-free solutions for improving rub resistance and for protecting the quality and visual appeal of printed materials

2.

Additives capable of enhancing the anti-blocking behavior of printed products and preventing the adhesion of surfaces

3.

Waxes allowing better gloss control and enabling effects ranging from strong matting to intense brightening of printed results

Benefits and flexibility

YOU CAN COUNT ON

up to
%
Less additive needed
to achieve the same performance and results
up to
%
Renewable content
distinguishing our sustainable wax solutions
40-
°C
Melting point range
to choose from in our broad wax portfolio

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