Eastman Solus for inks

Eastman Solus performance additives are used as an ink additive for packaging films, heat transfer printing inks and screen inks. They also work as modifiers and main film formers.

Formulators in the inks, graphic arts and imaging markets can improve performance, enhance appearance and increase productivity.

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Improve overall performance

Inks formulated with Solus can release solvent rapidly, enabling faster print speeds, improved anti-blocking and better performance.

Low-viscosity grades of Solus may be used in radiation-curable inks to improve wetting and adhesion. They can also decrease surface defects for enhanced film formation and appearance.

Solus can provide these benefits to a variety of inks, including gravure, flexographic, screen and digital as well as to overprint varnishes in both solventborne and radiation-curable formulations.


  • Commercial printing inks
  • Flexographic inks
  • Graphic arts
  • Gravure inks
  • Inkjet inks
  • Lenticular
  • Overprint varnishes
  • Packaging inks
  • Screen printing inks
  • UV printing inks

Compliance and certifications

Select Solus grades meet the requirements for use in certain food contact applications under regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR), European Commission (Regulation 10/2011) and the Swiss Ordinance on Materials & Articles in Contact with Food (SR 817.023.21).  These products are manufactured, stored, handled and transported by Eastman under conditions complying with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) for food contact applications.

Contact your Eastman representative or authorized Eastman distributor for specific regulatory compliance documentation.

Western Michigan University repulpability and recyclability certification logo

Western Michigan University repulpability and recyclability certification


Normec OWS logo

Normec OWS—industrial compostable testing

TÜV Austria OK compost home logo

TÜV Austria OK biodegradable HOME compostable certification

TÜV Austria OK compost industrial logo

TÜV Austria OK biodegradable INDUSTRIAL compostable certification

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BPI industrial compostable certification

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Improve your ink operations

Let Eastman bring the right performance additives to your ink formulations. Contact us to learn more about Solus.