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Synthesis and Printability of Aqueous Ceramic Ink with Graft Polymer (Graft Polymer를 이용한 수계 세라믹 잉크의 합성 및 프린팅 특성평가)

  • Lee, Ji-Hyeon;Hwang, Hae-Jin;Kim, Jin-Ho;Hwang, Kwang-Taek;Han, Kyu-Sung
    • Korean Journal of Materials Research
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    • v.29 no.10
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    • pp.639-646
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    • 2019
  • Ink-jet printing is a manufacturing process technology that directly prints a digitalized design pattern onto a substrate using a fine ink jetting system. In this study, environmentally friendly yellow aqueous ceramic ink is synthesized by mixture of distilled water, yellow ceramic pigment and additives for ink-jet printing. The graft polymer, which combines electrostatic repulsion and steric hindrance mechanism, is used as a surfactant for dispersion stability of aqueous ceramic ink. Synthesized ceramic ink with graft polymer surfactant shows better dispersion stability than did ceramic ink with PAA surfactant; synthesized ink also shows desirable ink-jet printability with the formation of a single ink droplet during printability test. Finally, ceramic ink printed on glass substrate and ceramic ink with graft polymer surfactant shows a high contact angle without surface treatment on glass substrate. Consequently, it is confirmed that the ceramic ink with graft polymer surfactant can achieve high printing resolution without additional surface treatment process.

Formulation and Evaluation of Glass-Ceramic Ink for Digital Ink-jet Printing (디지털 프린팅용 글래스-세라믹 복합 잉크 제조 및 특성 평가)

  • Kwon, Jong-Woo;Lee, Jong-Heun;Hwang, Kwang-Taek;Kim, Jin-Ho;Han, Kyu-Sung
    • Korean Journal of Materials Research
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    • v.27 no.11
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    • pp.583-589
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    • 2017
  • Ceramic ink-jet printing has become a widespread technology in ceramic tile and ceramicware industries, due to its capability of manufacturing products on demand with various designs. Generally, thermally stable ceramic inks of digital primary colors(cyan, magenta, yellow, black) are required for ink-jet printing of full color image on ceramic tile. Here, we synthesized an aqueous glass-ceramic ink, which is free of Volatile organic compound(VOC) evolution, and investigated its inkjet printability. $CoAl_2O_4$ inorganic pigment and glass frit were dispersed in aqueous solution, and rheological behavior was optimized. The formulated glass-ceramic ink was suitably jetted as single sphere-shaped droplets without satellite drops. After ink-jet printing and firing processes, the printed glass-ceramic ink pattern on glazed ceramic tile was stably maintained without ink spreading phenomena and showed an improved scratch resistance.

Optimization of Aqueous Nano Ceramic Ink and Printing Characterization for Digital Ink-Jet Printing

  • Kwon, Jong-Woo;Sim, Hee-Seok;Lee, Jong-Heun;Hwang, Kwang-Taek;Han, Kyu-Sung;Kim, Jin-Ho;Kim, Ung-Soo
    • Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society
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    • v.54 no.6
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    • pp.478-483
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    • 2017
  • The advantage of ceramic ink-jet printing technology is the accurate and fast printing process of digital images for various products. For digital ink-jet printing applications, ceramic ink requires proper viscosity and surface tension, along with dispersion stability of the inorganic pigments. The purpose of this study is the formulation of an environment-friendly ceramic ink with a water-based system; using nano-sized $CoAl_2O_4$ pigment as a raw material, ink should have dispersion stability to prevent nozzle clogging during ink-jet printing process. In addition, the surface tension of the ceramic ink was optimized with the polysiloxane surfactant according to the surface tension requirement (20 - 45 mN/m) for ceramic ink-jet printing; by adjusting the viscosity with poly ethylene oxide, jetting behavior of the ceramic ink was investigated according to changes in the physical features through drop watcher measurement.

Rheological behavior and ink-jet printing characteristics of aqueous ceramic complex ink (수계 세라믹 복합잉크의 유변학적 거동 및 잉크젯 프린팅 특성)

  • Kwon, Jong-Woo;Lee, Jong-Heun;Hwang, Kwang-Taek;Kim, Jin-Ho;Han, Kyu-Sung
    • Journal of the Korean Crystal Growth and Crystal Technology
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    • v.28 no.3
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    • pp.123-129
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    • 2018
  • Ink-jet printing technology with ceramic ink of the four digital primary colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black; CMYK) can provide stable coloration even in the high-temperature firing process. Ceramic ink-jet printing can be widely applied in construction and ceramic industries due to the advantages of accurate and fast printing process of digital images for various products. Generally, organic solvent with proper viscosity and surface tension has been used in digital ink-jet printing process. However, the needs of ceramic ink without VOCs emission is increasing. In the present study, eco-friendly ceramic ink was synthesized by combining alumino boro-silicate glass frit and $CoAl_2O_4$ inorganic pigment based on an aqueous solvent that does not generate VOCs. The rheological properties and dispersion stability of aqueous ceramic ink were optimized. Jetting behavior and printing characteristics of the ceramic ink were also investigated in detail. As a result, the formulated aqueous ceramic complex ink showed a suitable jetting behavior without satellite drop by adjusting viscosity and surface tension. The ceramic ink can be printed on glass substrate with minimized spreading phenomena duo to high contact angle.

Characterization and synthesis of aqueous pink-red ceramic ink for digital inkjet printing (잉크젯 프린팅용 pink-red 수계 무기잉크의 제조 및 특성평가)

  • Lee, Won-Jun;Hwang, Hae-Jin;Han, Kyu-Sung;Cho, Woo-Suk;Kim, Jin-Ho
    • Journal of the Korean Crystal Growth and Crystal Technology
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    • v.25 no.1
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    • pp.20-26
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    • 2015
  • Ceramic ink-jet printing technology in art tiles, decorated tablewares and other porcelain products has many advantages of fast and precision printing of various images with high efficiency and low cost. For the application to ink-jet printing, ceramic ink requires a stable dispersibility with nano-sized pigments. In this paper, characteristics of pink-red aqueous ceramic ink for ink-jet printing was demonstrated. $CaCr_{0.1}Sn_{0.8}SiO_5$ pigment was synthesized using solid state reaction and deagglomerated using attrition milling. The aqueous ceramic ink contains 10 wt% of the obtained $CaCr_{0.1}Sn_{0.8}SiO_5$ nanopigment with 0.4 wt% of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) as a dispersion agent. Viscosity of $CaCr_{0.1}Sn_{0.8}SiO_5$ aqueous ceramic ink was adjusted using 0.18 wt% of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) for a suitable jetting from the nozzle. The prepared pink-red ceramic ink showed a good jetting property with formation of a single sphere-shaped droplet after $180{\mu}s$ without a tail and satellite droplet.

The Effect of Particle Size on Rheological Properties of Highly Concentrated Ag Nanosol (초 고농도 Ag 나노 졸의 입자크기 제어가 잉크 점성거동에 미치는 영향)

  • Song, Hae-Chon;Nham, Sahn;Lee, Byong-Seok;Choi, Young-Min;Ryu, Beyong-Hwan
    • Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society
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    • v.46 no.1
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    • pp.41-46
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    • 2009
  • The rheological properties of highly concentrated Ag nano sol depending on particle size were studied. The Ag nano sol was prepared by reducing the Ag ion in aqueous solution. The size of Ag nano particle was controlled by two steps of nucleation and growth, and the thickness of adsorption layer was varied by molecular weight of polyelectrolytes. The polyelectrolytes acted as not only ionic complex agent in ionic state and but also dispersant after formation of Ag nano sol. The effective volume was controlled by combination of varying the molecular weight of polyelectrolytes and the size Ag nano sol. The particle size and the viscosity of nano sol were characterized by particle size analyzer, HR-TEM and cone & plate viscometer. It was found that the 10 nm and 40 nm-sized Ag nano sols were prepared by controlling the nucleation and growth steps, respectively. Finally, we could prepare highly concentrated Ag nano sol over 50 wt%.