October 15, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New imPresstm ID paper additives from Solenis dramatically increase the performance of paper printed on HP Indigo presses.
Designed specifically for HP Indigo digital presses, the new imPressTM ID chemistries are up to eight times more efficient at generating print adhesion
A main benefit is improved runnability. With imPressTM ID additives, no changes are required to the size press or machine settings. The chemistry is non-charged, so it doesn't form deposits, agglomerate or cause stickies-related issues. In addition, the new imPressTM ID products are exceptionally versatile and work well with optical brightening agents and other size press chemistries.
Our researchers spent a great deal of time refining this product, said Dan Varnell, Solenis Research Fellow. The result is an innovative chemistry that dramatically increases the performance of the paper printed on Indigo presses.
In the past, polyethyleneimine (PEI) or poly(ethylene/acrylic acid) was used to promote Indigo image adhesion, but PEI resulted in yellowing issues and P(Et/AA) dispersions required special conditions. The Solenis imPressTM ID technology relies on thermodynamic attraction of the print ink to the paper treatment. Free energy drops as the ink and the treated paper interact with each other, resulting in more efficient adhesion.
Currently, imPressTM ID-115 and ID-120 are available in North America, and imPressTM ID-215 and ID-220 are available in Europe.
For more information about Solenis imPressTM ID paper additives and technology, visit https://solenis.com/en/industries/printing-writing-papers/innovations/impress-id-paper-additives.
Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company's product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 39 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit www.solenis.com or follow us on social media.
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