Glossary of Printing Terms:
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons

Solvents obtained by fractionation of crude petroleum oil. Examples are textile spirits, VMP Naphtha, gasoline and kerosene.

Frequently used as part of the solvent mixture in “co-solvent” and “polyamide” type flexo inks, in conjunction with Buna-N type plates and rollers; tend to swell natural and butyl rubber.


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