Product Spotlight 12/16/2019

This weeks Product Spotlight is on KB-215 Lithomaster Sheetfed Vehicle. KB-215 is specifically formulated to allow your inks to exhibit unique body and flow properties. Inks made with KB-215 will hold up to the heat and shear inks face on today’s high speed presses. This vehicle is a different approach in vehicle chemistry that deserves an in depth evaluation by quality-minded ink makers.

Other features of KB-215:

  • Very low dot gain.
  • Better transfer and color stability during long press runs.
  • Excellent water balance and litho performance.
  • Good work and turn characteristics with high gloss.

More information can be found on the KB-215 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

ASTM International Technical Committee Meeting

The next ASTM International Technical Committee meeting for D01 Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications is scheduled for Feb 2-4, 2020 at that Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA.

The Printing Inks and Ink Vehicles Sub-Committee will be meeting at 9AM on Feb 4, 2020 to review test methods related to the ink and ink vehicle industry as well as discuss test methods under development and propose new test methods for consideration.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. More information can be found at https://www.astm.org/, or contact Sub-Committee Chair-Person Karen Schroeder at Kustom Group (859) 485-8600.

Product of the Week 11/21/19

Kustom Product of the week, KBW-PT300CV, is a PTFE compound which imparts excellent rub and slip properties to most paste inks. KBW-PT300CV is specifically formulated with raw materials compliant for Prop 65, Swiss and Nestle applications, such as food packaging in an indirect contact application.

Other features of KBW-PT300CV:

  • PFOA/PFOS-free
  • mineral oil-free
  • Prop 65, Swiss and Nestle compliant
  • laser safe, heat stable

More information can be found on the KBW-PT300CV Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 11-11-19

Product of the week is KS-871 Chalkboard UV Coating. This specialty coating is formulated to imitate a chalkboard when properly applied and cured, allowing the user to easily write and erase with chalk. KS-871 is recommended for offset and flexo printing on paper, paperboard, and select other non-porous substrates.

Other features of KS-871:

  • Imprintable, foil-stampable, and glueable
  • Benzophenone-free
  • Low thixotropy

More information can be found on the KS-871 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

Product of the Week 11-4-19

Product of the week is KB-406 100% NVM Fast Setting SF Flushing Vehicle. This high solids vehicle provides exceptional gloss and transfer properties. KB-406 is optimal for nonporous substrates, promoting hard dry and adhesion.

Other features of KB-406:

  • Great water balance and litho performance
  • High oxidative potential
  • Superior pigment wetting

More information can be found on the KB-406 Technical Data Sheet or by contacting us.

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