Graphic Arts - Printing Inks
ESTISOL ester solvents are applied as solvent in offset printing inks since more than 20 years.
The ESTISOL esters are based on natural fatty acids and can be applied as base oils in the ink formulations or as alternatives to aromatic and naphthenic solvents as solvency-boosters for paraffinic base oils.
ESTISOL esters are available in different boiling ranges to fit the needs for cold-set and heat-set inks. One particular application is the use the food-packaging inks, where hydrocarbon-free inks entirely on ESTISOL basis may be formulated. Many ESTISOLs are listed on the Swiss Ordinance List.