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Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

First Advisor

Jeffrey E. Elbert

Keywords

Screen process printing; Ink;

Abstract

Screen printing is a process known for its versatility, which is primarily a product of the unique types of inks used in the process. In addition, both ultra-violet curable inks and soy-based inks have been utilized for various printing purposes in the past, but have not been combined to formulate an ink that is both ultra-violet curable and soy-based. This project explored the possibility of combining the benefits of both of these types of inks to produce a formulation that could be used for screen printing. Many formulations were tested using different composition ratios, different photoinitiators, and different pigments. A formulation was determined which was both soy-based and successfully polymerized upon exposure to UV radiation; this formulation consisted of commercial soy oil, acrylated epoxidized soybean oil, 2-benzyl-2-(dimethylamino)-4'- morpholinobutyrophenone, and one of three organic pigments.

Date of Award

2008

Department

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

2008

Object Description

vii, 36 p. : ill.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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