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Printing Ink Vehicle Terminology

A proposed new ASTM standard will be the first compilation of definitions for terms commonly used in the printing ink vehicle industry. WK35704, Terminology for Printing Ink Vehicles and Related Materials, is being developed by Subcommittee D01.37 on Ink Vehicles, part of ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications.

"WK35704 will contain terms used to describe raw materials, processing/manufacturing and testing of printing ink vehicles," says John Daugherty, manager of new business development, Superior Printing Ink, and a D01 member.

According to Daugherty, WK35704 will be important because it will allow suppliers and users to use terms without any confusion or misunderstanding. Primary users of the proposed standard, once it has been approved, will be manufacturers of resins, ink oils, alkyds, vehicles and printing inks.

Daugherty notes that participants are welcome to participate in the development of WK35704 and other proposed D01.37 standards, including the following:

  • WK27364, Practice for Preparation of Oil-Based Ink Resin Solutions Using the Thermotronic II Varnish Cooker;
  • WK27365, Test Method for Methanol Number; and
  • WK27366, Practice for Accelerated Storage Stability of Energy Curable Vehicles.

CONTACT Technical Information: John Daugherty, Superior Printing Ink • Teterboro, N.J. • Phone: 201-478-5654 O ASTM Staff: Jeffrey Adkins • Phone: 610-832-9738 O Upcoming Meeting: June 24-26 • In conjunction with D02 June meeting • San Francisco, Calif.

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