Lawter Expands Green Resin Technology for Offset Ink Makers
Enhanced ECO-REZ™ Platform Earns Standard for Sustainability and Performance
CHICAGO (June 1, 2012) – Facilitating the printing industry’s transition to more bio-based and environmentally advanced ink products, as a result of outstanding market performance Lawter, Inc. is now expanding on its PHENOL FORMALDEHYDE FREE resin platform for offset inks under its ECO-REZ brand name that contains up to 15% higher renewable content than prior products.
The enhanced ECO-REZ platform offers offset ink makers a variety of options to improve their green profile while meeting their specific production requirements. Whether they make their own varnish and just require resin, make dry grind pigment and only need a dispersing vehicle, or want to develop a total resin/varnish solution, manufacturers can choose from a variety of environmentally suitable product alternatives. Besides the high-performing, rosin-based ECO-REZ resins, product offerings include a new line of ECO-SET™ sheetfed and ECO-WEB™ web offset varnishes based on the ECO-REZ technology.
The expanding family of ECO-REZ products provides outstanding rheological stability, excellent ink to water balance and sharp print image during high speed and long press runs. The entire line is also available globally so manufacturers can respond to individual market interest in greener products as it develops and demand grows by region.
“As our customers work to develop cleaner and more sustainable products, we are committed to leading the way,” says Chris Halvorsen, global marketing manager. “The new ECO-REZ technology provides the printing industry with a cost-effective, globally available solution to help them advance their sustainability programs.”
About Lawter, Inc.
Based in Chicago, IL USA, Lawter is owned by a joint venture between Harima Chemicals Inc. and Mitsubishi Corporation. The company is a leading global supplier of resins and additives to the graphics arts, adhesives, aroma chemical, synthetic rubber and specialty coating industries. Additional information is available at www.lawter.com.
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