Abstract: The objectives of this study were to synthesis printing ink vehicles via thermal polymerization from waste frying soybean oil. Properties of products with a variety of Waste frying oil (W) to Virgin oil (V) weight ratios (W:V ratios) were determined. We found that both viscosities and molecular weights of the obtained printing ink vehicles increased as the W:V ratios increased. Therefore, different types of eco-friendly printing inks for various printing applications can be produced. In addition, the cost and polymerization time of ink vehicle production could be reduced by using the waste frying oil.
Sivaphol Phunphoem, Pitt Supaphol and Onusa Saravari, 2016. Soy Ink Vehicles from Waste Frying Oils for Green Printing Technology. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11: 2326-2330.