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Published on Mar. 05, 2020

Petroleum-based inks contain a large amount of toxic components such as VOCs, which seriously pollute the air. Soy-based offset printing inks are not stained with air, reducing their dependence on increasingly scarce petroleum resources, and are biodegradable ink products that can protect the health of operators and consumers.

Soy Based Offset Ink

Soy Based Offset Ink

Environmental protection of soy based offset ink:

In 1979, due to the oil crisis, the United States developed a substitute for soybean oil with soybean oil. Nowadays, the United States has strongly advocated soybean-based offset printing inks. The output of soybean news inks has exceeded the corresponding petroleum products, and printers also believe that their performance advantages have exceeded the performance advantages of petroleum-based inks. In China, due to resource and cost reasons, soybean-based offset printing ink products and production technologies are from foreign or joint ventures.

Vegetable oil-based offset printing inks are mainly used in publishing and commercial printing. With its successful application in the printing industry and the improvement of relevant laws and regulations, it will greatly stimulate the demand for this ink in the printing industry, including sheet-fed offset printing inks, thermal Fixed web offset inks, business form printing inks, and flexographic printing inks. And the application of different vegetable oils in printing inks will further promote the development of environmentally friendly inks.

1. ECO friendly quick dry soy ink is a real environmentally friendly ink

Soybean oil is an edible oil that can be completely integrated into the natural environment after being decomposed. Among the vegetable oil inks of various formulas, soybean-based offset printing inks are truly applicable environmentally-friendly inks. Moreover, its output is abundant, the price is cheap (especially in the United States), the performance is safe and reliable, the printing effect is good, and it meets various standards for printing inks, and has excellent environmental protection.

At present, the popularization of soy-based offset printing inks is fast. It has been popularized in Europe, Japan, South Korea and other countries and regions. The popularization of soy-based offset printing inks has been very fast. , Food, cosmetics packaging, etc. to reduce the impact of odor on packaging.

At present, about 1/3 of the more than 10,000 newspapers in the United States use soybean-based offset printing inks; more than 90% of the more than 1,500 periodicals are in use. In 1991, Japan began to sell high-safety, non-aromatic hydrocarbon solvents with a carcinogenic aromatic content of less than 0.5%. The emergence of aromatic-free solvents such as soybean oil has made the printing ink industry more environmentally friendly. Japan's Osaka Printing Ink Company also recently launched a new type of environmentally friendly ink "Opis100", which is a sheet-fed offset printing ink, a 100% vegetable oil-based ink based on soybean oil, which meets environmental protection requirements. It is understood that the use of soy-based offset printing inks in Japan and the United States is very high. 100% of offset printing inks in Japan use environmentally friendly soy oil inks. 17% of offset printing inks in the United States are soybean-based offset printing inks. Below 1%.

2. Soy-based offset printing ink certification standards

This standard was developed by the American Soybean Oil Association for the popularization of soybean oil. The inks listed in Table 1 for the amount of soybean oil approved by the standard.

Recently restricted by VOC emission standards, soybean-based offset printing inks have begun to gain favor in the industry. In the United States, vegetable oil-based inks are gradually replacing cold-set web offset color inks and are used in newspapers, books and mineral oils as the center of printing, and the most commonly used are soybean-based offset inks.