News and Events

February 12, 2012

RBP Introduces New Oxide Alternative Adhesion Promoter

RBP Chemical Technology — a world class supplier of process chemicals to the printed circuit board industry — has introduced MAGNABOND OxAlt, a three-part microetch additive designed to promote mechanical copper-epoxy bonding by optimizing the topography of the copper substrate.

April 30, 2012

RBP Welcomes New Director of Sales and Marketing-Printing

Mark Heimerl joined RBP Chemical Technology effective April 30, 2012. A 30-year veteran in the printing industry, Heimerl has served several high profile national commercial printers as their regional and national sales manager. He brings a robust track record of success in account development and management, as well as inside knowledge on how we as a supplier can best aid our customers as they contend with the structural and technological changes the industry is undergoing.

October 5, 2012

RBP Receives Top Supplier Award

Publishers Association to Gain Economy (PAGE), the 1500-member independent newspaper buying group, has named RBP Chemical Technology a Platinum Supplier for 2012. Designed to recognize and reward PAGE Preferred Suppliers who have performed at a superior level throughout the past year, the designation was bestowed only 19 of more than 180 PAGE suppliers.

November 28, 2012

Meet RBP’s Technical Leadership

Meet the advanced troubleshooters who have spent their entire careers in the chemical industry and know RBP products inside and out. A unique source of customer support, they offer a thorough understanding of chemistry and unrivaled pressroom expertise. RBP’s technical service specialists are found not only problem-solving on the front lines, but also work diligently behind the scenes on new product development.

November 28, 2012

Web Silicone Solutions Eliminate Marking & Static Build-up

Introducing RBP Web Silicone Solutions: Trouble-free finishing solutions to minimize and eliminate marking and static build-up.

December 12, 2012

Biological Growth

The fountain solution and mixing system becomes contaminated with a biological growth that feeds on the ingredients in the chemistry, resulting in a degradation of the chemistry.

December 12, 2012


Wetting agents and or surfactants deposit on to plates that will coat or adhere too the image area becoming non ink receptive.

December 12, 2012


Ink dries too quickly and fails to bond with the paper. Ink can be wiped off the paper

December 12, 2012


Slurring is the filling in of halftones and at the back edges of solids. Mostly occurs on coated papers and is caused mainly by paper slippage in the impression nip between plate and blanket or blanket and paper.

December 12, 2012


Glazing is the result from the formation of insoluble components from the ink, paper, and water mixture. Usually occurring on rollers and blankets.