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Practical Formulation Science for Particle-Based Inks

by Steven Abbott 1,2
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Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd., Ipswich IP1 3SZ, UK
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School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS6 1AN, UK
Colloids Interfaces 2019, 3(1), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/colloids3010023
Received: 4 November 2018 / Revised: 21 December 2018 / Accepted: 29 January 2019 / Published: 1 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Colloids and Interfaces in Printing Technology)
There is a big gap between idealized colloid science and the needs of a printing ink formulator. This often leads to formulations based on intuition and experience rather than good science. By bringing together the most relevant colloid and interface science with the capabilities of modern apps, it is possible to bridge the gap between theory and reality to the benefit of both the colloid science community and those who need the science to improve their formulations. The process of making current science usable also exposes the limitations of available theories. This suggests a methodology for highlighting the grand challenges to the colloid science research community, including the challenge of making any new science more usable. View Full-Text
Keywords: particle formulation; inks; rheology; printing; apps particle formulation; inks; rheology; printing; apps
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Abbott, S. Practical Formulation Science for Particle-Based Inks. Colloids Interfaces 2019, 3, 23.

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