The Variation of Offset Ink Properties According to the Vegetable Fatty Acid Esters

Vegetable Fatty Acid Esters에 따른 평판 잉크의 물성 변화에 관한 연구

  • Park, Jung-Min (Kwang Myung Ink MFG. Co. Ltd.) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Bin (Dept. of Graphic Arts Information Engineering, Pukyong National University)
  • 박정민 ((주)광명 잉크) ;
  • 김성빈 (부경대학교 공과대학 인쇄공학과)
  • Received : 2011.10.07
  • Accepted : 2011.11.18
  • Published : 2011.12.01


In these days, according to increased environmental regulations, to reduce the VOC content in paints and inks efforts are now in progress. A lot of research have progressed hydrocarbon solvents substitute with vegetable oil or ester in the printing ink but it is restricted to use vegetable oil in the inks because of high molecular weight and viscosity. Oil ester currently developed for printing inks still have some drawbacks, but overall the printability and print quality when using ester than hydrocarbon solvents are showing good results. Thus, in this paper, I studied about the properties variation of the varnish and inks according to vegetable ester, after I reacted vegetable ester using the vegetable fatty acid and ethyl alcohol, butyl alcohol. The compared in order of average molecular weight by the GPC method, rheological properties were found by rotational rheometer, and emulsion behavior were compared by high speed emulsification tester.