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Main applications of thermoplastic polyamides
  • Flexographic printing
  • Gravure printing
  • Offset printing
  • Overprint varnishes
  • Hotmelt adhesives
  • Thixotropic agent (in coatings based on alkyds, ester oils, and vegetable oils)

Flexographic and gravure printing inks


For flexible packaging – plastic film, plastic laminated paper, thin metal foils, etc. and for publication, specialty gravure.



  • High gloss
  • Adhesion to substrate
  • Flexibility
  • Film-forming improvement
  • Fat and grease resistance
  • Fast solvent release
  • Clean printing

Overprint varnishes


  • Cold seal packaging


  • Improve scratch resistance

High-performance hotmelt adhesives


  • Flexible packaging, automotive assembly, shoe assembly, wood bonding


  • Sharp melting points for low-viscosity melt
  • Excellent adhesion to different substrates
  • Excellent color
  • Low odor
  • Excellent moisture, chemical and impact resistance

Thixotropic agents and others


  • Mainly for industrial wall paints


  • Improves flow and brushing
  • Reduces settling of pigment
  • Retards dripping and sagging

Our brands Crayamid® and Unithane®

Thermoplastic polyamides

The inks prepared on Crayamid® grades have:

  • Good adhesion to a variety of substrates;

  • Excellent solvent release;

  • Good deep freeze and water resistance;

  • Low odor


Polyurethane for inks

Our range for inks application is completed by Unithane® polyurethane.