80UV and 81UV

APPLICATION

Screen printing inks 80UV are used for decorating plastic containers made of pre-treated polyethylene (LD-PE, HD-PE) and polypropylene (PP) such as cartridges, cans, bottles, tubes, etc.

PROPERTIES

  • Solvent-free UV-curing screen printing inks 80UV have a very high reactivity.
  • 80UV inks are delivered in a ready-to-print adjustment and show medium viscosity. They cure quickly resulting in a high-gloss finish. Prints show good adhesion and high chemical resistance.
  • 80UV is formulated for fast running screen printing equipment for container printing.
  • To obtain proper ink adhesion on PE and PP plastics, pre-treatment, preferably with flame, is imperative. Efficiency of pre-treatment also must be adjusted to the high printing cycles.
  • 80UV inks are suitable for indoor and short-term outdoor applications.
  • Conformity according to “EuPIA Suitability List of Photo-Initiators for Low Migration UV Printing Inks and Varnishes – June 2010”: With the exception of colour 80UV/N50 black the 80UV colours listed in this product data sheet are considered to be low-migration colours according to that list. If necessary use low-migration black 80UV/N50-LM as an alternative. For further detailed information about this topic please refer to section “Conformity”.
  • More UV ink ranges of the 80UV group for printing on PE/PP plastic containers: 81UV: Higher viscosity than 80UV. 83UV-SF: Optimized for printing on tubes, UV-LED curable, silicone-free. 85UV: Further reduced migration potential, optimized for food packaging.

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Download the Technical Data sheet here. (97KB)

COLOUR SHADES – OVERVIEW

  • Mixing System: C-MIX 2000 12 colour shades for mixing of PMS, HKS and RAL colours.
  • Process Inks: ”180“ colours 4 transparent colour shades according to Europe scale.
  • Special colour shades are available upon request.
  • More information about available colour shades in the detailed tables in section Colour Shades.

CHOICE OF PIGMENTS AND LIGHT FASTNESS

Colour shades of 80UV ink range contain pigments with medium light fastness. Light fastness and weather resistance will reduce if thinner layers are applied or if base colours are mixed with a high ratio of white or varnish.

80UV inks are not weather resistant. They are suitable for indoor and short-term outdoor applications.

ADJUSTMENT FOR SCREEN PRINTING

  • Screen printing inks 80UV are supplied in a ready-to-print adjustment. Generally, addition of auxiliary agents is not necessary.
  • For some rare and special applications and depending on local conditions, addition of certain agents/additives is possible.
  • Prior to printing, the inks should be stirred well to obtain a homogeneous dispersion of all ingredients.

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE AND TECHINICAL DATA SHEET FOR MORE DETAILS

Download the Brochure here. (6MB)

Download the Technical Data sheet here. (97KB)

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