Tobacco

Effect pigments, aluminium pigments, gold bronze pigments, vacuum metallized pigments

Gold and silver effects are popular design features in the tobacco industry.

They convey a sense of value and brand identification and are used both on the outside and inside of the packaging e.g. "inner liners", on cigar bands or directly on the cigarette rolling paper itself or the mouthpiece. The German tobacco ordinance (TabV, Tabakverordnung) sets limits for the zinc content of gold bronze pigments that are applied directly to cigarettes (max. 15%). For aluminium pigments, this tobacco ordinance requires the purity level found in the German food additive ordinance (E 173).

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Ethyl acetate (ET) aluminium paste

Special solvent pastes designed for use with specific formulations are available for use in gravure, flexo and screen printing inks. Selection is based on the printing process and drying speed requirements, as well as on the substrate limitations.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
ET/1800 14 60 ethylacetate
ET/2900 11 60 ethylacetate
ET/8500 15 60 ethylacetate

PP aluminium powders

PP aluminium powders are brilliant leafing aluminium powders for gravure, flexo and screen printing applications.

For improved processing safety, pastes that contain solvents or water-based pastes are also available.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
PP/1380 10 100

Decomet®

Decomet® is the product name for vacuum metalized pigments (VMPs) by SCHLENK. The manufacturing process makes these pigments extremely thin, and in appearance they are extremely smooth and highly reflective when being applied on foils.

Decomet pigments can be used in sheetfed offset, gravure, flexo and screen printing inks. They can achieve effects similar to those produced with metalized substrates and foils, and because they are non-leafing, the effects can also be tinted with color pigments. Special compositions for water-based and UV curable inks complete the range of this highly attractive product range.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Decomet 0604 12/10 B0 12 10 Ethylacetate
Decomet 1004/10 12-15 10 Ethylacetate
Decomet 2004 07/10 C0 7 10 Ethylacetate
Decomet 2004/10 12-15 10 Ethylacetate
Decomet 2104/10 10-11 10 Ethylacetat
Decomet 3004 07/10 C0 7 10 Ethylacetate
Decomet 3004/10 11-14 10 Ethylacetate
Decomet 3104/10 10-11 10 Ethylacetate
Decomet 4004 10/10 C0 10 Ethylacetate
Decomet 4004/10 11-14 10 Ethylacetate
Decomet 5004/10 12 10 Ethylacetate
Decomet 1008/10 12-15 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 2008/10 12-15 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 2108/10 10-11 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 3008/10 11-14 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 3108/10 10-11 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 3508/10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 4008/10 11-14 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 3109/10 10-11 10 n-Propylacetate
Decomet 1050/10 12-15 10 water
Decomet UV 2798/20 12 20 TMPEOTA + stabilizer
Decomet 3504/10 10 Ethylacetate

Ethyl acetate (ET) gold bronze paste

Special solvent pastes designed for use with specific formulations are available for use in gravure, flexo and screen printing inks. Selection is based on the printing process and drying speed requirements, as well as on the substrate limitations.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
ET/4117 9.5 88 ethylacetate
ET/4120 8 88 ethylacetate
ET/4160 5 88 ethylacetate
ET/4220 9 88 ethylacetate
ET/4320 9 88 ethylacetate
ET/4330 8 88 ethylacetate
ET/4350 6 88 ethylacetate

Grandal® W

Grandal® W are aluminium granules for water borne systems based on non-leafing aluminium pigments.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Grandal W/170 6 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal W/8500 15 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal W/2900 11 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal W/9600 13 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal W/9800 8.5 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal W/8500 15 80 water
Grandal W/9600 13 80 water
Grandal W/9800 8.5 80 water

Grandal®

Grandal® products are aluminium pellets offered by SCHLENK and typically consist of approx. 95% pigment and 5% binder. They allow dust-free processing, are easy to dose and disperse, and can be used in a variety of formulations because unlike pastes they do not contain specific solvents.

Both leafing and non-leafing aluminium pigments are available in this delivery form, along with Grandal W versions for water-based printing inks and in the Grandal 170 for energy curable systems.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Grandal 140 13 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 170 6 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 1380 10 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 1800 14 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 2140 13 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 2900 11 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 6900 15 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 7600 13 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 8500 15 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 9600 14 80 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 9800-2G/80 8.5 80 carrier resin

Grandor®

The Grandor® types are pigment preparations in pellet form consisting of approx. 95% pigment and 5% binder for solvent based gravure, flexo and screen printing inks. The Grandor W series (with a water soluble carrier resin) are available for water-based systems.

Colors: Rich gold, rich pale gold and pale gold (other colors by request) Form of delivery: Dust-free pellets that are easy to dose.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Grandor 426 n.l. 9 95 urea-aldehyde resin

Metaface®

Metaface® aluminium powders that provide high brilliance, good coverage and excellent printability. They are available as powders, water-based pastes or UV pastes.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Metaface 2140 13 100 -

Metaprint® FlexoLux UV

Metaprint® FlexoLux UV is a UV-based flexo printing ink based on DECOMET®.

FlexoLux UV printing inks produce a highly reflective appearance. The best results can be achieved on high gloss paper.

Shade Application
FlexoLux UV 385-09 Silver

Multiprint®

The pigments in the Multiprint® series are in a fineness range from 4 to 10 µm and correspond with the optical requirements, the desired coverage and the process parameters on the printing machine.

Colors: Rich gold, rich pale gold and pale gold (other colors by request) Form of delivery: Powder, pastes in ethyl acetate (or other solvents), as water-based Aquador® pastes, as UV pastes and as Grandor® granules for solvent based printing inks and Grandor® W for water-based printing inks. Use in gravure and flexo printing inks and in screen printing.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Multiprint 4160 5 100
Multiprint 4220 9 100
Multiprint 4270 4 100
Multiprint 4310 10 100
Multiprint 4320 9 100
Multiprint 4330 8 100
Multiprint 4350 6 100
Multiprint 4360 5 100

Unicoat®

The Unicoat® series a fineness range > 10 µm is primarily used in screen printing.

Colors: Rich gold, rich pale gold and pale gold (other colors by request). Form of delivery: Powder and water-based Aquador compositions in paste form (typical ink solvents by request).

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Unicoat 3050 11.5 100

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