Dorf Ketal, a specialist in organic titanates and zirconates, is now an exclusive provider of Vertec IA-10 ink adhesion promoter. One of the popular brands of organic titanate catalysts for inks, the Vertec IA-10 is used in packaging applications. It is used in consumer and food product packaging produced with polyolefin, polyamide and nitrocellulose films.
The ink adhesion promoter also has potential applications in polyethylene-coated milk cartons, pearlized polypropylene, shellac-washed aluminum, OPP film and NC-coated cellophane. The Vertec IA-10 is free from acetylacetone and enhances heat stability without disturbing ink gloss or colors. It also enhances resistance to greases and solvents and improves ink adhesion. Hence, majority of ink producers are using this product.
The company has more experience in titanate chemistry and has the required manufacturing capability to address the rising global demand.
Dorf Ketal has purchased the Vertec trade name and its intellectual property. The company has also acquired Johnson Matthey’s intellectual property relating to crosslinking, urethane catalysis, ink adhesion promoters and PET catalysts. It announced the commencement of new organometallic catalyst facility in India.