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ISSN : 1225-0562(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7258(Online)
Korean Journal of Materials Research Vol.29 No.10 pp.639-646

Synthesis and Printability of Aqueous Ceramic Ink with Graft Polymer

Ji-Hyeon Lee1,2,Hae-Jin Hwang2,Jin-Ho Kim1,Kwang-Taek Hwang1,Kyu-Sung Han1†
1Ceramicware Technology Center, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Icheon 17303, Republic of Korea
2Division of Material Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Republic of Korea
Corresponding author
E-Mail : S. Han, KICET)


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.

Graft Polymer를 이용한 수계 세라믹 잉크의 합성 및 프린팅 특성평가

1한국세라믹기술원 도자융합기술센터, 2인하대학교 신소재공학과