Since 1943, Polytex Environmental Inks, Inc. has operated as a leading worldwide supplier of environmentally safe water-based inks/coatings. We have manufacturing locations in the United States and the Netherlands which allow us to provide sales, technical assistance throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Warehouse location enables our reach into China and Japan.

We formulate inks/coatings for use with virtually all printing/coating methods, including gravure, flexography, surface print, flat-screen, rotary-screen, wash coating, nip roll, slot, air knife. Each of these methods requires custom-engineered formulations to provide the full range of performance benefits. Ink/Coating customization is our core competency

Polytex manufactures environmentally safe Soft-Touch Coatings for use in numerous industries, including packaging, gift cards, tag printing, and more.

Soft-Touch Coatings

Our aqueous Soft-Touch Coatings are designed to impart a luxurious feel to a variety of surface types. Applied with Gravure or Flexo printing methods, these coatings offer a wide gamut of tactile finishes to gift wrap paper, corrugated boxes, and POS packaging products.

Notable performance features for this product include:

  • Excellent print quality
  • Non-burnishing
  • Low gloss
  • High transparency
  • Good water and alcohol resistance
  • Low VOC
  • Customizable formulations available for a range of haptic feels (silky to velvet)
  • Formulations may be cross-linked for improved abrasion resistance

About Polytex Environmental Inks, Inc.

Rising concern about environmental issues worldwide has driven an increased need for replacing solvent-based solutions to reduce the use and release of products containing hazardous substances and volatile organic compounds. Water-based inks have proven to be a sustainable and high-performance alternative to solvent-based inks. Polytex products offer print fidelity, color uniformity, and consistency during production for an expansive range of printing processes.

Our staff at Polytex Environmental Inks, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to work with you to explore the advantages of aqueous inks and coatings for your application. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

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