Aqueous Coating Compositions, Methods for Making Same and Uses Thereof - "Water Based Ink" (Technology #: 101698-01)

Description:
An aqueous unpigmented coating and printing composition useful for gravure and flexographic printing on plastic and metal substrates is provided by preparing an aqueous emulsion of a hydrophobic UV curable oligomer and a photoinitiator and adding about 1 to 10% by weight of the composition of a water soluble or reducible polymeric thickener in an amount effective to provide a viscosity of about 10 to 50 poises and specified rheology properties whereby the composition is capable of yielding clear cured films as low as about 2 microns in thickness.
 
Status of Intellectual Property:
This technology is protected under US patent 6,140,386
Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Yatin Karpe
Associate Director
Lehigh University
yak206@lehigh.edu
Inventors:
John Vanderhoff
Keywords:
Printing
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