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Liquid Inks

Micronized wax was originally developed for use in alcohol flexo ink. Shamrock now offers products for water and solvent flexo and gravure packaging inks, and overprint varnishes.
Our powders, emulsions, dispersions and blends are developed for easy incorporation with minimal impact on the gloss and clarity, while delivering the surface slip and rub resistance required for both flexible and rigid substrates. Some additives offer specific performance requirements for wet rub resistance, texturing, non-skid and anti-blocking

Solvent Borne Flexographic Ink FluoroSLIP® 225, FluoroSLIP® 421, FluoroSLIP® 605, S-232, S-394,
S-395, NonSKID 5389, CeraSPERSE 31, CeraSPERSE 321BG
Solvent Borne Gravure Ink FluoroSLIP®  511, FluoroSLIP®  515, S-395, NonSKID 5389
Water Borne Flexographic Ink AquaFLON® 178G, AquaFLON® 52, AquaFLON® 797, FluoroSLIP® 225, FluoroSLIP® 421, FluoroSLIP® 605, FluoroSLIP®  893A, FluoroSLIP®  533, Hydrocer 145, Hydrocer 200, Hydrocer 257, Hydrocer 303, Hydrocer 357, Hydrocer 7112, Hydrocer 7206, Hydrocer EC 35, Hydrocer ER 33, Hydrocer EE 95, Hydrocer ER 77, Neptune 5223, NonSKID 59, S-232S-379, S-381, S-394, S-395, S-400, S-483
Water Borne Gravure Ink Hydrocer 303, FluoroSLIP®  225, AquaFLON®  178G
Liquid UV Flexographic Ink CeraSPERSE UV 636, CeraSPERSE UV 691, FluoroSLIP® 421,
FluoroSLIP® 225, S-394, S-400, S-381, SST®-3

SST® Series PTFE
The SST Series is Shamrock's premier line of micronized PTFE for exceptional slip and rub resistance. Each powder in the series features a closely defined mean particle size with a narrow, uniform particle size distribution for enhanced manufacturing control of your process and ultimate ink performance for your customers. PTFE is insoluble in all solvents, even at peak melting tempuratures up to 600ºF. Products such as SST-4, SST-4P are highly recommended in this application. Click here to see this product line. 

S-Series Synthetic Wax Powders
These stir-in PE and synthetic waxes promote outstanding rub resistance and slip. They exhibit limited solubility in solvents, thus avoiding recrystallization that may cause grind or recoatability problems. Our exclusive processing assures a narrow particle size distributiion consistently time after time. Synthetic waxes are typically combined with PTFE for high slip in heat set lithographic inks. Products such as S-394 and S-395 are highly recommended in this application. Click here to see this product line

AquaFLON® PTFE Dispersions
The AquaFLON® product line of aqueous dispersions of PTFE or PTFE are designed for stability, pourability and easy incorporation into aqueous systems. These additives are used to provide slip and abrasion resistance. Click here to see this product line.

FluoroSlip® Series PTFE-Polyethylene 
The FluoroSLIP series of stir-in PTFE/wax blends is custom designed to deliver the optimum balence of slip and rub resistance by varying the molecular weight of the wax component to best suit the ink and drying mechanism. Therefore, the FluoroSLIP blends provide cost efficient performance needed for your formulation. They are available in powder form as FluoroSLIP series and dispersed in the vehicle of your choice as FluoroSPERSE dispersions. Click here to see this product line. 

FluoroSPERSE® PTFE Dispersions
Shamrock dispersions incorporate the high qualty PTFE from our SST series in a pre-wetted form offer maximum handling efficiency while providing exceptional slip and rub resistance. This product line is comprised of  white or toned PTFE in a variety of heat-set vehicles, including viscoelastic hydrocarbon varnishes, linseed oil, lithographic oil and soya varnishes. These dispersions increase efficiency in high volume, automated printing ink manufacturing processes. Since they are pre-wetted, they also boost effectiveness in flushed color lithographic inks. These products are available in paste or pumpable form. Click here to see this product line. 

CeraSPERSE Wax Compounds

These polyethylene compounds are the next generation of Shamrock S-Series polyethylene powdered waxes. They provid excellent slip, gloss retention and rub resistance at addition levels of 5-8% based on formulation. The CeraSPERSE line is available in hydrocarbon varnish, linseed oil, lithographic oil and soya varnish. these compounds facilitate ease of addition to offset ink during any stage of ink manufacturing. For example, they may be added directly into the mixing container with resultant savings in ink batch weigh-up time compared to powders. CeraSPERSE compounds are available in paste or pumpable forms. These may also be made with customer selected vehicle. Click here to see this product line.

About Us

Shamrock pioneered the development of PTFE and wax additives in the 1970s, first for inks and coatings, and later for a wide range of applications including lubricants, personal care products, polymer additives, and many more.

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