Industrial Applications

Credit Cards

System of dedicated inks, for the manufacture of credit and loyalty cards.
Suitable on most common PVC and non-PVC substrates used.

Sericard CD – Water-based laminating adhesives for laminated credit card production.
• Adhesives for screen-printed, roller-coating and flexographic applications.
• Excellent Adhesion to UV-cured offset printing inks, and over-laminates.
• High level of bond strength, exceeding industry standards.

Polyplast PY – For high quality printing of most common plastic card materials.
• Pantone matching system.
• Full range of metallic finishes, four-colour process and special effects.
• Excellent screen stability and self-solvency.
• Good compatibility with most UV-curing offset credit card inks.

Electronics

Iconinks product ranges are suitable for a wide range of electronics industry components. Core applications include:

Electronic Label – Decorative and informative labels (often on PET substrates).

Membrane / Touch Panel – includes graphic overlay panels, and where flexible plastic decoration is required.

FPCB (Flexible Printed Circuit Board) / Keypad – Where high opacity blocking, combined with excellent adhesion is required, mainly on PET films.

Hard-Coated Plastics – Usually“difficult” substrates where adhesion is paramount, typically includes hard-coated acrylic and polycarbonate materials.

Polyplast PY
• Versatile solvent-based system for wide range of substrates.
• Excellent opacity, with strong, vibrant colours.
• Excellent screen stability and self-solvency.

Polytech PET HF
• Formulated halogen and PAH-free.
• Suitable for PET, untreated Polyolefin, and other difficult materials.
• Full range of colours, and metallic finishes.
• High opacity colours, for maximum hiding power and block-out.
• Available in gloss and matt finishes.
• Excellent screen stability and self-solvency.
• Excellent cross-hatch, tape and chemical resistance on most common substrates.
• Maximum adhesion for hard-coat plastics achieved with an optional catalyst (HF-CAT).

Metal / Glass

For decorative usage, and advertising onto most common metals.

IcoTech Metal MET – designed for excellent properties onto most common metals.
• Single-pack, solvent-based ink system with exceptional adhesion.
• Wide range of resistance to most common chemicals.
• Seritone range of vibrant and opaque colours.
• Optional 2-pack catalyst for the highest levels of adhesion.

IcoTech Epoxy EX – Multi -application ink with wide range of adhesion and performance.
• Epoxy solvent-based ink generating exceptional levels of adhesion.
• Suitable for metals, ceramics and other demanding materials.
• Extreme chemical resistance.
• Matt, Satin and Gloss finishes available.
• Full colour range – including special-effect finishes.
• Excellent resistance to high temperature and industrial processes.

Optical Media

Specialty UV-curing ink systems for the production of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray discs.

Icodisc ZKHF – Halogen-free ink system.
• Formulated to meet the latest environmental standards.
• Typical mileage of over 8000 discs per KG of ink (150.31 threads/cm mesh).
• Pantone matched system – with base colour range + four-colour process.
• Range of high opacity ground-coat whites.

Icodisc REG / REM – Premium UV-curing inks for the highest quality of print production.
• Excellent adhesion and resistance properties.
• Typical mileage of c.9000 discs per kg (150.31 threads/cm mesh).
• Full range of base colours.
• Matt (REM) and Gloss (REG) finishes available.

Icodisc URC – Base-coat whites for maximum opacity and low shrinkage.
• URC01 – Ultra Opaque White.
• URC13 – Multipurpose White.

Icodisc URC whites are formulated to ensure maximum performance for the lowest production costs.

Industrial Plastics

Industrial plastic decoration is a wide-ranging field, with potential applications ranging from white-goods (fridges, cookers, microwaves, etc), to audio-visual (televisions, stereos, radios), and automotive and interior decoration.

Polyplast PY – multi-purpose product range for the printing of most common plastics.
• Highly versatile, solvent-based system for wide range of substrates.
• Excellent opacity, with strong vibrant colours.
• Excellent screen stability and self solvency.

IcoTech Epoxy EX – versatile multi-application ink with wide range of adhesion and performance.
• Epoxy solvent-based ink generating exceptional levels of adhesion and resistance.
• Matt and Gloss finishes available.
• Full colour range – with a full range of specials.
• Excellent resistance to heat, chemicals and other industrial processes.
• 2-Pack curing system.

IcoTech Dyne EW – Adhesion and resistance properties on difficult materials.
• Single Pack system, with excellent adhesion to untreated Polyolefin materials.
• Pantone matching system.
• Low-temperature drying system.
• Excellent screen stability and self-solvency.
• High opacity satin finish generated.

IcoPrint Matt VM – Matt finish line colours and four colour process.
• low odour inks for use on PVC, polystyrene, acrylic, ABS, CAB and polycarbonate.
• excellent light fastness when varnished with Polyplast PY433.
• excellent screen stability and self-solvency.

IcoTech PET HF – Solvent-based ink series for a wide range of plastics.
• Formulated halogen and PAH-free.
• Full range of colours, and metallic.
• Available in gloss and matt finishes.
• Excellent screen stability and self solvency.

Security

Series of special rub-removable, opaque “scratch-off” inks which can be printed over offset litho-printed lottery tickets or promotional cards.

Rub Removable RR – Metallic finish inks for lottery/scratch card applications.
• Range of silver and gold metallic.
• Excellent low residual odour.
• Excellent printability over offset-printed inks.
• Long usage life, with no hardening over time.

Sports Equipment

In a wide-varied and technically complex sub-segment, many of the conventional Iconinks products are suitable for applications.

Ski / Snowboard Production

Recommended Ink: IcoTech Epoxy EX
• Excellent adhesion and lamination resistance.
• Excellent heat and resistance properties.
• Strong vibrant colours with excellent colour strength.
• Pantone matching system available.

Recommended Ink: IcoBond EXC
• Excellent adhesion and lamination resistance.
• Designed for use with TPU Snowboard Materials.
• Strong vibrant colours with excellent colour strength.
• Pantone matching system available.

Rugby Balls / Footballs

Recommended Inks: Polyplast PY
• Highly-flexible ink designed for most PVC substrates.
• Fast drying, excellent screen stability and self-solvency.

Recommended Inks: IcoTex Nylo PU
• Excellent adhesion on most polyurethanes.
• Fast drying, with excellent screen stability.

Acid Etching and Plating resistance

IcoPak RP975 – Is a single pack ink use in the manufacture of PCB boards, electroplated finishes, and acid etched glass.
• Resistance to severe acids and alkaline plating baths.
• Resistance to anodizing and hydrofluoric acid etching.
• Chemically and electrically inert.

Mirror Finish Inks

Bright Mirror Silver MR481 – Decorative Bright Silver for Industrial and Graphic Applications.
• High Level of reflectance, with a bright, clean mirror-like finish.
• Cost-effective alternative to mirror-silvering process.

Container

Complete range of specifically formulated products for maximum performance onto common household containers, including pre-treated and untreated polypropylene and polyethylene substrates.

UV-Curing Inks

IcoContainer CO – UV-curing ink system with excellent chemical and solvent resistance properties, for bottles and containers.
• Pantone matching system.
• High production speed ink system (typically 4000 containers per hour).
• Excellent resistance properties immediately, superb after 6 hours.
• Highly vibrant colours.

Solvent-Based Inks

IcoTech Dyne EW – solvent based ink system with good adhesion to untreated Polyolefin, with resistance properties.
• Excellent adhesion to difficult materials , including untreated/treated Polyolefins and Polyester.
• Pantone matching system.
• Low temperature drying system.
• Excellent screen stability and self-solvency.
• High opacity satin finish generated.

Products

IcoDisc REMIcoDisc REGIcoDisc ZKHFIcoTech Dyne EWIcoTech Metal MET IcoTech Epoxy EX IcoTech PET HFIcoContainer COSericard CDIcoBond EXCPolyplast PYIcoPrint Matt VMIcoTex Nylo PUIcoTech PETHF Ultra Series AIcoTech PETHF Ultra Series B