The invention uses natural compounds from oilseeds in the manufacture of heat-set andsheet-fed inks, replacing vehicles in inks that are derived from petroleum products. The inks arebiodegradable, cost competitive, rapid drying and rub-off resistant. The inks can be formulatedwithout volatile organic compounds in a wide-range of viscosities and tack suitable forlithography, flexography, gravure, letterpress, electronic and screen printing.
Please refer to USPN 5,713,990 (Docket #0178.94), which issued on February 3, 1998.
|Sevim Z. Erhan |
|USDA, ARS, NCAUR |
|Oil Chemical Research |
|1815 N. University St., |
|Peoria, IL 61604 |
|(309) 681-6415 / Fax: (309) 681-6415|