ZGL-S

APPLICATION
Screen printing inks for printing on glass, ceramics, duroplastics, metals as well as chromium-plated surfaces.

PROPERTIES

  • Z/GL are solvent based screen printing inks. They are processed as 2-component ink with hardener.
  • Ink range Z/GL shows good printability. The inks dry chemical-physically and result in a glossy finish.
  • Cured prints exhibit high mechanical resistances as well as good chemical resistances against many organic solvents, thinned alkalis and acids, oils and grease.
  • Due to the binders (epoxy resin) screen printing inks Z/GL are only suitable for indoor and short-term outdoor applications.
  • We offer three different hardeners to optimally adjust Z/GL inks to various requirements.
  • Z/GL prints are suitable for application of reflective coatings. Pre-tests based on the reflective coating process used have to be carried out to confirm suitability.
  • Note: Because of the variety of substrates, pre-tests are essential. It is also advised to check efficiency of possibly required pre-treatment of substrates (cleaning/degreasing, flame/corona/plasma treatment) or maybe even post-treatment (flame-drying).

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Download the Technical Data sheet here. (111KB)

COLOUR SHADES – OVERVIEW

  • Mixing System: C-MIX 2000 12 colour shades for mixing of RAL, PMS and HKS colours.
  • Opaque: Standard Colour shades with medium to good opacity.
  • 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 Z/GL ink range contain pigments with a high 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. Due to the binders (epoxy resin) screen printing inks Z/GL are not weather resistant. They are suitable for indoor and short-term outdoor applications.

ADJUSTMENT FOR SCREEN PRINTING

  • Screen printing inks Z/GL are not supplied in a ready-to-print adjustment.
  • As this ink range is a 2-component system Z/GL inks have to be mixed with hardener at a specified ratio prior to processing.
  • Thinner is added after addition of hardener.
  • The mixed ink should be allowed to pre-react for approx. 15 minutes prior to processing (recommendation).
  • Processing is then possible for a specified period of time (=pot life).

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE AND TECHINICAL DATA SHEET FOR MORE DETAILS

Download the Brochure here. (4MB)

Download the Technical Data sheet here. (111KB)

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