AMP100 is used as a zero VOC vehicle in the preparation of water-based flexographic inks for corrugated board, carton and paper packaging. AMP100 is a nanoparticle that is stable. It meets FDA regulations for direct food contact and has a Health Canada letter of non-objection for use in direct food contact applications.
It is a highly effective, stable, aqueous suspension of polysaccharides derived from corn, wheat and potatoe. It is a clear golden, yellow to brown liquid that is readily miscible with aqueous dispersions of polymers such as acrylic and alkyd. It can also be used as a grinding vehicle to disperse pigments.
When used as the let-down polymer AMP100 improves rewetting of the anilox roll. This improves press run ability, decreases shadowing and makes clean-up easier. Presses can run for longer stretches before they need to be shut down for cleaning.
An opaque, milky white formulation can be achieved when AMP100 is formulated with styrene acrylics. This improves colour strength on corrugated board.