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Printing ink has used wax to provide rub resistance since the first bible was printed. Shamrock developed micronized wax in May 1967 to facilitate the production of consistent quality rub-proof inks. We later discovered that PTFE micropowder enhanced the level of rub provided by wax alone.
We offer a wide range of products as powders, emulsions, dispersions and compounds. These additives help to lower the COF and improve the rub resistance of printing inks and overprint varnishes, with controlled effect on the gloss, clarity, and surface feel in some applications. 

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Flexographic and Gravure applications for liquid inks used in Packaging industry require compatibility with aqueous, and solvent borne systems. Click here to find the right product for you.

Heat set applications for paste inks used in Commercial, and Publication industries require compatibility with hydrocarbon varnish, linseed oil, lithographic oil and soya varnish. Click here to find the right product for you.

About Us

Shamrock pioneered the development of PTFE and wax additives in the 1970s, first for inks and coatings, and later for a wide range of applications including lubricants, personal care products, polymer additives, and many more.

Service First & Foremost

Top-notch customer service is our bottom line, and a key driver behind Shamrock's significant commitment to research and development.

Contact Info

Address: Foot of Pacific Street, Newark, NJ 07114
Phone: 973-242-2999
Fax: 973-242-8074

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