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General AMP 100 Information
 
The following information is given as a guide. Specific use instructions will depend on the type of ink and the desired results.
 
AMP100 is specifically designed to be compatible with a wide range of acrylic vehicles and ink additives.  It is generally used to replace acid functional, base soluble acrylic resins.  It is a natural product.  The farm is our supplier. The focus is on performance, giving the ink formulator greater flexibility.
 
How does AMP100 improve ink performance?
 
AMP 100 forms a tough, durable and flexible film.  The following ink properties are generally improved: 
  1. Zero VOC
  2. Increased gloss
  3. Increased block resistance
  4. Increased heat resistance
  5. Increased film hardness
  6. Improved rewetting of the ink on the anilox roll
  7. Improved colour strength
 
How does AMP100 give the formulator more flexibility?
 
AMP100 is completely water dispersible and functions at any pH.  This is particularly useful when pigments or acrylic vehicles have specific pH requirements.  Ammonia or other bases are not needed to use it.
 
The particle size of AMP100 is less than 1 micron.  It is therefore, shear stable and can be used as a grind vehicle.
 
Is AMP100 a natural product?
 
AMP100 is made from corn, wheat, potatoe and soy.  It is manufactured using plant polysaccharidesAs such, it is a natural product.  Naturally, it has been chemically and physically modified to obtain the necessary performance properties.
 
What are the solids?
 
The solids of AMP100 is about 60%.  This is higher than most acrylic vehicles.  As a result, less AMP100 is used then the amount of acrylic it replaces.  Overall solids are kept about the same.
 
What unique properties does AMP100 have?
 
AMP100 is a polysaccharide and has many OH groups. This is what let's it form a tough, flexible film.  At the same time, the amount of glycol can be reduced (glycol also has OH groups and behaves similar to AMP100).
 
Can I mix AMP100 with other products?
 
Yes, AMP100 is compatible with most ink ingredients.  Please contact our Technical Service Department for specific recommendations.