• R&D Solvent Ink Chemist

    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/24/2018 5:29 PM)
    Job ID
    US-IL-West Chicago
    Research & Development - Other
    Exp. (Years)
    5 years
    Shift (1st - 2nd - 3rd) and Time
    1st shift days
    Regular or Temporary
    Full-Time or Part-Time
  • Overview

    Welcome to INX International, your home for performance-proven ink and coating products. A global supplier as part of Sakata INX, a $1.3 billion company, INX International has more than 15 plants in the U.S. and Canada, and over 50 locations worldwide, on four continents. Among North America’s top three ink providers, only INX focuses solely on formulations for printing, from basic chemistries through finished product. We also provide advanced, environmentally-conscious ink systems and services for digital printing operations.


    INX is a stable manufacturing company whose average employee has been here over 13.5 years. We offer a competitive salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401(k), and more.


    We have an opening for a R&D Solvent Ink Chemist at our West Chicago facility, which is going through a major renovation and doubling in size.  The expansion is due to growth and because we recently moved our Digital lab from California to West Chicago.  Our Chemists will enjoy a new office space and new lab equipment!   

    Why you will love working at INX:

    • Our R&D has a strong knowledge base
      • 33% of our Chemists have 15+ years of experience.
    • INX has cutting-edge innovation and technology.
    • Collaborative teams
    • Autonomous work environment
    • Growth potential




    • Develops solvent-based inks and coatings for flexible packaging markets 

    • Conducts various lab tests pertinent to the packaging markets, including preparing inks, performing raw material evaluations, and developing test procedures

    • Provides technical information to customers to help in the design, qualification, and troubleshooting of product development

    • Stays up-to-date with new market trends and new technological changes in the graphic arts and packaging industries

    Qualifications (Skills - Education - Experience)

    • B.S. Chemistry or equivalent 

    • Five years of experience formulating solvent based inks and coatings 

    Knowledge in pigment dispersions, resins and other materials used in ink, as well as flexo and gravure printing processes 

    • Excellent math and science skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills 

    • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally 


    Additional Qualifications Requested or Helpful: 

    • SAP knowledge 

    • Strong ability to interpret color


    We require a post offer pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer - disability/veteran



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