EcoSynthetix Technology for Inkjet Printing

EcoSynthetix Inc. (TSX: ECO), a renewable chemicals company that produces a family of commercially proven bio-based products, today announced the introduction of a new line of EcoSphere® grades that are specifically formulated for inkjet paper coatings.

Compatible with dye, pigment and hybrid-based high speed inkjet printing processes, these products offer paper manufacturers, publishers and commercial printers excellent print quality with a simpler, more cost-effective and sustainable product. Traditional inkjet printing using dye-based inks requires the use of both a petroleum-based fixative and binder in the paper coating formulation. Part of these new offerings fully replaces both of these non-renewable chemicals with a single, bio-based additive. EcoSynthetix has filed a patent application covering this innovation.

For high-speed inkjet printers using pigment-based inks, EcoSynthetix is introducing new EcoSphere technology that fully replaces the petroleum-based binders used in the paper coating formulation with a renewable offering.

“Digital printing is a rapidly growing market in which paper makers, publishers and printers are continuously searching for additional ways to deliver value to customers. Our new offerings for the inkjet market allow customers to fully replace petroleum-based ingredients with a single, sustainable offering,” said John van Leeuwen, Chief Executive Officer of EcoSynthetix. “These new products provide a cost-effective way for customers to differentiate themselves with an environmentally friendly solution.”

EcoSynthetix Inc. is a renewable chemicals company specializing in bio-based products that can be used as inputs in industrial manufacturing for a wide range of consumer products. The Company’s products offer a reduced carbon footprint and are marketed primarily on the basis of lower cost, stable pricing and equal or superior performance. EcoSynthetix’ lead product, EcoSphere® biolatex® binders, is used commercially by a number of the global top 20 manufacturers in the coated paper and paperboard industry.