White UV ink for coding, marking and packaging

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 October 2004




(2004), "White UV ink for coding, marking and packaging", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/prt.2004.12933ead.004



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White UV ink for coding, marking and packaging

White UV ink for coding, marking and packaging

Keywords: Inks, Packaging materials

Xaar plc, in conjunction with inks partner Avecia is launching its 71W00 White UV ink for the XJ126 and Leopard printheads.

The UV curable low-volatility pigmented ink has been specifically designed for use with Xaar’s XJ500, Leopard and XJ126 printheads for coding and marking applications for the industrial and packaging markets.

Offering rapid cure times with appropriate UV-light systems, the ink has been formulated to print onto a range of non-porous substrates such as PVC, PC, acrylic and ABS said Xaar.

When fully cured the inks also show good resistance to abrasion, water and common solvents.

The 71W00 White UV ink is a low volatile medium hiding powder white-pigmented UV specifically formulated for coding and marking applications and introduces Xaar’s technology to new electronics customers.

In multi-pass mode the white curable ink is suited to printed circuit board marking.

In single pass mode, the ink is appropriate for use on dark non-porous substrates, for example coding and marking on video cases.

Like all Xaar 71 UV inks, the new product has a high flash point and is non-flammable under normal operating conditions.

It is available in 1 and 5 l packs and comes with a shelf life of 6 months from the date of manufacturing.

Jill Woods, Xaar’s inks product manager said: “Through working with Avecia to develop this ink we are continuing to extend our growing ink portfolio and demonstrating our continuing commitment to providing quality inkjets to the market.

The new ink provides optimum performance levels with Xaar printheads, achieving high quality results”.

Neil Cullum, business development manager for Avecia’s inkjet printing materials business added: “Avecia has a continual programme of inkjet ink innovation.

This new White UV ink demonstrates our commitment to support leading edge print head suppliers and their customers in developing new applications for the rapidly growing industrial inkjet market”.

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