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Re: Maltodextrin as Replacement For Gum

It was while I was searching for info on screenless lithography that made mention of it. Seems like a lot of other things are going on in this process too though. I'm going to give it a try I think. There's a beer and wine supplier in town which stocks the powder.

Here's the link: http://www.wmich.edu/ppse/Offset/pp6.htm


Keith Gerling wrote:
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Just wondering: in the literature which you read but didn't cite did
you happen to see any compelling reasons to try Maltodextrin?  I've
tried all kinds of colloids and, while many harden just fine with
dichromates, most aren't worth the hassle.  The primary issue seems to
be one of clearing the unhardened colloid.  Many colloids   don't seem
to want to wash off the substrate without introducing alcohols or
other solvents.

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:16 AM, Michael Koch-Schulte <mkochsch@shaw.ca> wrote:
Has anyone tried Maltodextrin as a replacement for Gum Arabic or is this
idea just goofy? Seems Maltodextrin has many of the same properties as Gum.