W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — A proposed new ASTM standard will be the first compilation of definitions for terms commonly used in the printing ink vehicle industry. ASTM WK 35704, Terminology for Printing Ink Vehicles and Related Materials, is being developed by Subcommittee D01.37 on Ink Vehicles, part of ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications. 

“ASTM WK 35704 will contain terms used to describe raw materials, processing/manufacturing and testing of printing ink vehicles,” said John Daugherty, Manager of New Business Development, Superior Printing Ink, and a D01 member. 

According to Daugherty, ASTM WK 35704 will be important because it will allow suppliers and users to use terms without any confusion or misunderstanding. Primary users of the proposed standard, once it has been approved, will be manufacturers of resins, ink oils, alkyds, vehicles and printing inks.