Applications of Printing Technology - WorldOfChemicals

What are Chemicals used in Printing? Market Research and Development

Category : General Chemicals
Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

Printing is a method of reproducing text and images by means of a master copy or a template. The chemicals used for the printing is known as printing chemicals. Printing inks are also characterized by process: lithography, rotogravure, flexography, and digital printing, the trendiest and highest growing process. These various traditional printing processes account for a extremely less portion to the printing revenues. Moreover, the nonimpact imaging processes like inkjet printing and electrostatic printing is getting a larger share in the print market.

Pigments are types of dyeing or printing materials for wet processing technology. Pigments are 100% water insoluble and used for printing in chemical industry.


Inks are liquids or dyes or a pigment, which are used in writing pens, printing, and tattoos. Anti-counterfeiting inks, including gel inks, certain fountain pen inks, and inks used for paper currency, and react with the cellulose in paper to produce a permanent color change.

 

Applications of Printing Chemicals

1. Pigment printing is one of the indispensable portion of the textile industry. It signifies the importance of dyeing of clothes and dress materials. There are different types of dyes existing in the market which are used for pigment printing. Resistant pigment, pigment dye ink, solvent dyes, ink pigments, resistant pigment, printing ink pigments and artists pigment are certain prevalent pigments available in the market. Pigment printing is one of the most popular technique used on cellulose fibres.


2. 3D printing has diverse application in research and development used to build more conventional inks: consistency and flow properties, electrostatic properties, adhesion to a substrate, resistance to bleeding and spreading, solvent compatibility possessions, and stability of the resulting patterns or 3D structures. The field of 3D printing materials has largely been the domain of experimentations and the demand for reliable commercial products is consistently increasing.

Manufacturers now-a-days implement this method for small- and medium-scale production of customized machine parts, gourmet items, and even artificial things. However, the chief manufacturing companies are looking into 3D printing for large-scale production of machine parts, toys, and consumer electronics. Front-line industries are now using 3D printing for making prototype reactors and systems, including "printing" living cells onto a substrate for use in drug discovery research.


3. 4D printing is the method in which a 3D printed object converts itself into another structure over the influence of other energy sources input as temperature, light or other environmental stimuli. When 3D printing has widened the capabilities of the manufacturing industry, it still has limitations. This is where 4D printing can come in, giving manufacturers the ability to do more than they could before. Manufacturers could program printed materials so they can later self-assemble or change to fit what’s needed when reacting to heat, water, or another stimulus.


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