Next generation substrates for inkjet printing
|Coordinator||YKI, Ytkemiska Institutet AB - YKI, Ytkemiska Institutet AB - Stockholm|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 6 393 000|
|Project duration||October 2007 - December 2012|
Purpose and goal
This project aims at advanced fundamental and applied aspects of inkjet-receptive substrates, for uncoated and coated papers. New pigments displaying pores in nanometer and micrometer scales will be synthesized using surfactant templating with new emulsion techniques. Wetting, spreading and penetration phenomena will apply to new pigments and chemical surface treatments from participating companies to develop the next generation of inkjet coatings. Surface treatment link surface energy characteristics to print quality for fixative chemicals with an emphasis on print evaluation at high speeds and on closing the performance gap between uncoated and coated paper.
Results and expected effects
The project is part of a research program that aims at controlling print quality by understanding and controlling the dynamic processes and interfacial actions that occur as ink jet ink impedes on paper media in the printing process.
Approach and implementation
The project contains two PhD projects in close collaboration with industry i the form of steering and in-kind participation. The kick-off is planned for 24 January 2008 and recruiting of PhD students has started.