The OrgogellTM MB Series rheological additives are produced from carefully selected, purified and modified sodium bentonite and calcium bentonite. A patented technology is used to design organoclays for solvent-based systems and inorganoclay for water-borne applications. Choice of clay-type, quaternary chemistry and manufacturing conditions are used to create grades in the MB series for different applications.
OrgogellTM organoclays are crucial tools in the ink maker's formulations for today's modern presses. They are used to obtain the desired application properties that are critical to successful high-speed printing. The printing processes require the application of a scientifically determined and uniform film thickness of ink to substrate at ever increasing speeds.
Our products ensure the required body and tack to the ink as required by the process, while working in a complementary way with the other formulation ingredients that also influence the rheology of the finished ink. The organoclays provide the ink formulator increased latitude in selecting the level of other additives necessary for trouble free production runs.
OrgogellTM organoclays provide rheology control by the interaction of the individual clay platelets dispersed in the ink interacting with one another through a network organized in an edge-to-edge fashion. The thickening mechanism does not contribute to a high elastic component of viscosity.
Apart from having high gel-efficiency, good viscosity repeatability, perfect anti-sediment, and thickening ability, OrgogellTM has some distinct advantages: