plt12

plt12

PLT12 is a one- or two-component ink that has a high-gloss finish with very good opacity.

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Characteristics

Acrylic – vinyl based ink.

It is a single-component ink with a vinyl acryl base.

It has a glossy appearance and a good covering power, with a rapid solvent evaporation capacity.

Non-toxic ink (NT) conforms to European regulations EN 71/part 3 and European Directive 2011/65/EC (RoHS 2).

Applications

Mainly used for ABS, cellulose acetate, cellulose acetate butyrate, mylar, polycarbonate, treated polyester, polymethacrylate, self-adhesive PVC, plasticized PVC, rigid PVC.

Resistance

Good abrasion resistance, excellent resistance to alcohol. Recommended for outdoor use. It has a very good resistance to light with a 6 to 8 DIN solidity.

To increase the mechanical and chemical resistance or adherence to the support, the ink can be used as a dual-component by adding the special PLHN catalyst in a 10:1 ratio (10 parts ink and 1 part catalyst).Mix and strongly dilute the ink by using the PLA thinner in the measure of max. 10-20%.

Flash Point

Above 48° C.

Preparation

When printing fine details or screened images (e.g. 80/120 lines per cm2) in warm environments, we recommend you add the PLD retardant in a minimum percentage.

Pot Life

Excessive dilution generates a loss of the covering power, smudges and an imperfect detachment of the ink from the pad. An insufficient dilution causes problems of drawing the ink from the cliché, printing repeatability and dripping of the ink with a consequent decline of the printing quality.

The ink used as a dual component must be consumed within 8-9 hours or afterwards it gradually loses its mechanical-chemical resistance and its ability to adhere to the support.

Drying and Hardening

Generally the following drying times are applicable:

The drying time lasts between 15 and 20 minutes at an ambient temperature of about 20 °C.

If you would like it to dry in only a few time, you can use hot air circulation ovens (60-80 °C) or high temperature spot devices (air or infrared rays) that can be installed on the piece feeding systems (e.g. rotary tables, conveyors, etc.).

The ink is completely hardened after 24/48 hours.

Range of Colors

All of the color shades can be mixed with each other. Upon request:

–   special sample colors

–   metallic gold and silver shades ready for use.

Clean-up

PLTEBD Cleaner is recommended.

Storage

Lifetime of about 2 years (1 year if metallic).

Conditions for preservation: the package must be sealed tight and put in a dry and cool space.

PLH hardener should not be stored for long periods. The cans should be closed immediately after use, otherwise the hardener will be come thick and useless.

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