Cork Welcomes Jim Minten!

Jim Minton

Please welcome Jim Minten, our newest Account Executive, to the Cork family. Jim Minten is a sales professional with over 31 years of experience in flexographic printing, 23 years in aqueous coating applications.  He has great field experience in management positions including being a Flexo Printing Manager and a Process Improvement Manager. Jim has a great passion for printing & […]

Cork Welcomes Ryan Zieja!

Ryan Zieja

Please welcome Ryan Zieja, our newest Account Executive, to the Cork family. Ryan Zieja is a sales professional with over 10 years of experience in account management and a focus on new business development. He began his career as a bench chemist researching and developing various coatings technologies for the architectural industry.

Differences Between Aqueous and UV Coatings

Coating Differences

First and foremost both Aqueous (water-based) and UV coatings have achieved wide spread use in the Graphics Arts Industry as competing top coats. Both offer aesthetic enhancement and protection, adding value to a variety of printed products.

Aqueous Coatings: Storing, Handling & Using

Aqueous Coatings

Opening Aqueous Coatings Aqueous coatings may be thermoplastic or thermoset, emulsion or solution polymer blends. The major volatile component is water along with small percentages of other volatile items. Some of these, such as ammonia or amine can evaporate and accumulate in the headspace of a sealed container, therefore opening is best done in a […]

Aqueous Blister Coatings Printed In-line

Blister Package

Aqueous Blister Coatings Take Over Talk about a market change over! It wasn’t too many years ago that the blister card market was dominated by solvent based blister card coatings. Not only has the blister card market grown by leaps and bounds, but the dominating solvent based blister card coatings have been replaced by aqueous […]

Coatings & Anilox Transfer Efficiency To The Substrate

Flexo Style Chambered Doctor Blade Metering Coaters Flexo style chambered doctor blade metering coaters have become the dominant coater type used on sheet fed offset presses. They have proved capable of producing high levels of precise, repeatable application of clear coatings, and other fluid products. Integral to this success has been the development of the […]

Dry Erase Whiteboard & Chalkboard UV Coatings

Dry Erase & Chalk Board UV Coatings Specialty UV coatings give printers and brand managers alike the opportunity to create a product marketing advantage. Today, UV coatings that provide a smooth matte finish on a printed substrate are available from Cork Industries to create both whiteboard & chalkboard surfaces on a variety of common printable and […]

Green, Sustainable & A Smaller Carbon Footprint

Green Movement

The Green Movement Probably the most basic understanding of the Green Movement is the support of environmentally friendly products while opposing those that give the potential to pollute or otherwise harm the environment. However, worldwide the Green Movement has moved on to have a broad political agenda. The movement can be traced back in history […]

Replacing Poly (PE) Coated Paper & Board

Poly Replacements

Nearly 7 million tons of coated paper, paperboard, and cardboard, are manufactured worldwide annually. The dominant coating material is petroleum based polyethylene (PE). Currently, alternative coating materials that don’t cause environmental harm throughout their life cycle are being sought because of consumer, political, and legislative pressure to reduce fossil fuel based plastics use.

Cork-Clean™ Boosts Productivity

Cork Clean Improves Productivity

About CORK-CLEAN™ Cork’s CORK-CLEAN™ UV blanket, roller wash, and system flusher for UV inks and coatings is your answer for fast, effective, and safe clean-up. CORK-CLEAN™, formulated specifically as a companion wash-up product for Corks’ Green20™ and Greensoft™ UV coatings, has proven to be effective as an equipment, blanket, roller, and anilox wash for all commercial UV […]