Cork Industries, Inc. welcomes Craig Lavosky to the team. Craig will be filling the role of Operations Manager. Along with operations, he will be overseeing intellectual property management, capital planning, regulatory compliance, and information technology. Craig has interned at Cork Industries as a Manufacturing Associate on the plant floor, learning and assisting with the manufacturing […]
Please join Cork Industries in congratulating Bob Furman on his promotion to Technical Sales Representative. Bob is a graduate of Temple University, with a degree in Business Administration. Bob was previously responsible for Quality Control of Cork Industries’ Energy Curable portfolio.
First and foremost both Aqueous (water-based) and UV coatings have achieved widespread use in the Graphics Arts Industry as competing top coats. Both offer aesthetic enhancement and protection, adding value to a variety of printed products.
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 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only has the blister card market grown by leaps and bounds, but the dominating solvent based blister card coatings have been replaced by aqueous […]
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 & 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]