Thermally triggable, anchoring block polymers for use in aqueous inkjet printing - poster

1Helena J Hutchins-Crawford, 1George E Parkes, 2Claire Bourdin, 2Stuart Reynolds, 1Laura Leslie, 1Matthew J Derry, 2Josephine L Harries, 1Paul D Topham
1Aston Institute of Materials Research, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
2Domino Printing UK, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8TU, UK. *Corresponding author: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Commercial inkjet printing onto hydrophobic materials, such as is used in the food and medical supply industries, rely heavily on harmful organic solvents for the deposition of hydrophobic inks that will adhere to the substrate whilst maintaining appropriate resolution of the printed information.

A series of well defined poly[( 2 hydroxyethyl acrylate stat N hydroxymethyl acrylamide) block propyl methacrylate], P[(HEA st HMAA) b PMA)], amphiphilic block copolymers with varying P(HEA st HMAA) and PPMA contents were synthesized via RAFT polymerization and subjected to industrially designed tests to determine their suitability for use in aqueous ink formulations for printing onto hydrophobic substrates.