Unlocking the Potential of Orgasol® Fine Powder in Overprint Varnishes

As the packaging inkjet market witnesses escalating demand for high-performance surface properties, ink manufacturers are strategically turning to innovative additives. Simultaneously, the chemical landscape faces challenges, such as concerns surrounding perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in PTFE waxes. Hence, the need for alternatives of this is increasing. One such groundbreaking solution is Orgasol® Fine Powder, poised to revolutionize the field by not only enhancing coating properties but also addressing environmental and regulatory concerns.

PTFE Wax Substitution with Orgasol® Fine Powder:

In response to the pressing need for alternatives to PTFE waxes, Orgasol® Fine Powder emerges as a game-changer. Free from concerning substances like PFOA and with approvals from European Food Contact and the FDA, Orgasol® Fine Powder redefines safety and compliance standards. Its attributes include:

  • Stability: Defying settling or floating due to its unique density.
  • Clarity: A refractive index between 1.52 and 1.53 ensures limited haze.
  • Smoothness and Reduced Friction: Enhances surface quality while resisting scratches and abrasion.
  • High-Temperature Resilience: Boasts a melting point at 177°C, ensuring performance under challenging conditions.

Orgasol® Fine Powder For Overprint Varnishes (OPV)

In the world of printing and packaging, achieving superior surface properties and making sure it last a long time is really crucial, and overprint varnishes (OPV) is a key player in achieving this as they enhance the appearance and durability of printed materials. 

Orgasol® powder, employed judiciously, emerges as a pivotal additive, offering a unique combination of properties crucial for inks and overprint varnishes (OPV). These properties include:

  • Gloss Level Control
  • Slip and Lubricity
  • Scratch and Rub Resistance
  • Texture

Optimizing OPVs with Orgasol® Fine Powder:

The strategic incorporation of Orgasol® Fine Powder in Overprint Varnishes yields a spectrum of benefits that contribute to the overall quality of printed materials. This includes:

  • Anti-Blocking Effect: Orgasol® Fine Powder introduces an anti-blocking effect, preventing undesirable adhesion between printed surfaces.
  • Coefficient of Friction Reduction: The powder reduces the coefficient of friction, leading to improved handling and processing of printed materials.
  • Abrasion Resistance: Orgasol® Fine Powder significantly enhances abrasion resistance, ensuring that the coating withstands wear and tear, maintaining its integrity over time.

Versatility in Formulations

Orgasol® Fine Powder’s compatibility extends across various formulations, including solvent-based, water-based, and 100% solid UV curable systems. This versatility empowers formulators and manufacturers to integrate Orgasol® Fine Powder seamlessly into their existing processes.


Orgasol® Fine Powder emerges as a versatile and indispensable additive for Overprint Varnishes, offering a unique combination of properties that elevate the performance, durability, and aesthetic appeal of printed materials. As the printing and packaging industry continues to evolve, Orgasol® Fine Powder stands at the forefront, providing a transformative solution for achieving coating excellence in OPVs.

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