PAD PRINTING INK FOR PLASTIC
EK Series pad printing ink for plastic is a high-gloss, easy-to-process, all-purpose 1- or 2-component pad printing ink. This ink is one of our special formulations of AI-selected copolymer resins for printing on plastics. EK adheres to almost all plastic materials on the market today as a one-component ink. With the EK Series, it is possible to print on acrylics (Perspex, Plexiglas), polystyrene, ABS, CAB, polycarbonates, Vinyl, polyester foil, polyethylene, polypropylene (pre-treated), soft and hard PVC, wood, polyurethane, etc.
The Natron EK Series has a sweet smell and excellent resistance to weather agents, making it suitable for printing on plastic panels and on neon signs. This ink sticks perfectly to plastic, so it can stand up to applications like stretching and vacuum molding.
Additionally, the EK series inks are excellent for printing rigid polystyrene containers and bottles with high-speed automatic printing machines. This is possible due to the ink’s quick-drying characteristics. Also, because the inks dry very quickly, printed containers do not “stick” to each other as they are stacked; the ink film has outstanding adhesion as well as rub, scratch, and block resistance.
As a two-component ink, the EK series for printing on plastics has exceptional abrasion resistance and an extended pot life of 9 hours. Use EK Series pad printing ink where outdoor exposure and gloss are a premium. This ink series is available in 23 high-opacity standards. All colors in this series are intermixable to make new colors. See our standard EK Color Chart below under Resources. Custom color matching is available.
In addition, the EK Series ink for plastic is “non-toxic” and formulated with fade-resistant pigments that are free from heavy metals. Safety Data Sheets are available according to US and EU regulations. The primary indications are displayed on the product label.
- Excellent adhesion on rigid plastic materials
- Vacuum molding resistance
- Perfect for outdoor exposure