Project Case Study          Rubber Ink for Gilbert Rugby Ball

This project required an ink, which sticks to the rubber surface and should
last minimum the duration of a rugby-match and its extreme conditions. The ink is printed.

The 346-Ink is formulated for printing  onto un-vulcanised rubber and dries by solvent evaporation. Once dried, the ball is then vulcanized.

Because the Rubber compounds of the rugby ball are modified regularly, the formulations are altered accordingly.

Project Case Study          Encapsulation Ink for Acrylics

This project required an ink for prints that are to be encapsulated in poly methyl methacrylate.

The 034-ink dries by solvent evaporation and chemical reaction to give a print that resists solvent attack by methyl methacrylate monomer and the temperatures and pressures involved in the conversion of the monomer to a clear block of acrylic polymer.

The result is a bleeding-free product over decades.

Project Case Study          2in1 Ink for Untreated PP

The revolutionary 601-type screen printing ink is developed for untreated Poly propylene materials. No priming necessary with this 2in1 system. It provides excellent adhesion and flexibility, alcohol and gasoline resistance.

Application scope: Untreated PP materials that normally require a priming or corona treatment.

The 601-ink is made of high quality resins and additives. It dries by solvent evaporation and chemical reaction to give a print with excellent adhesion.

Project Case Study            Allergy sensory Indicator

This project required an allergy indicator in the form of a temporary transfer to test individuals who may be allergic to hair dyes ingredients.

Therefore a multilayer ink system was developed, which incorporates in one layer the sensitising active; the other layer functions as a membrane, controlling the release of the active.

In theory, any active can be incorporated into an ink formulation and
tuned to suit any market-application.

Project Case Study             Ink for Nylon Life Jackets

This project required an ink to be printed on inflatable Nylon Life Jackets for the airline industry.

The 018-ink dries by solvent evaporation and chemical reaction to give a print that resists extreme weather conditions. In addition the print should show no signs of cracking, once CO2  cartridges are activated to fill the gas into the chambers of the jacket.

The 018-ink is printed on 70% of globally all inflatable Life Jackets within the airline industry.

Project Case Study            FDA-approved Ink for
                                       Epidural  Catheters

This project required an ink to be printed on Epidural Catheters to leave a scale behind. This ink is applied via Letter-press technology.

A specific Nylon ink was developed and was finally FDA approved to be used inside the Human body. The ink diffuses completely into the Nylon material, which is finally encapsulated.

Nearly 1.5m Epidural Catheters are printed annually with the 603-type letter press ink.

Project Case Study             Ink for the frame of
                                        Traffic Lights

This project required an ink to be printed on UK traffic lights and should last the severe outdoor conditions.

An ink system was developed for untreated Poly propylene materials.

The solvent based ink demonstrates excellent adhesion and resistance and drying time can be easily tuned with our thinner systems.

This ink is applied on the frame of all UK traffic lights.