Inks

Inks

Gilsonite Resin is extensively employed as the primary carbon black wetting component in black news inks and headset and gravure inks. Gilsonite resin contends favorably with petroleum-based hydrocarbon resins, phenolic resins, and metal resonates, all of which it can supplement or substitute to some extent.

Several concentrations of Gilsonite Resin are utilized fabricate low-rub-off news inks with greater gloss and tack properties. On the other hand, distinctive grades of “Selected Gilsonite” are typical elements in black ink formulations, and are used as additives in asphaltic paints and varnishes.