Needham Ink Technologies furthers its product range of continuous inkjet inks by introducing a new MEK ink, suited for alcohol resistance. The ink has been specially developed by our in-house research and development facility for coding and marking applications in numerous industries.
The new alcohol-resistant MEK ink has good splash, soak and rub solvent resistance when exposed to solvents including isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and ethanol. The ink is developed to have superior adhesion on a wide variety of substrates including plastic, metal and glass and will resist alcohol rubbing.
The ink can be re-formulated to suit any CIJ printer on the market allowing our customers to take advantage of this new ink and satisfy the needs of their own customer base. It is responsibly designed and manufactured to maximize contrast, adhesion and uptime and each batch is strictly tested to meet quality control specifications.
What are the benefits of IPA-Resistant Ink?
Excellent resistance to Isopropanol (IPA) and other denatured ethanol
High Abrasion Resistance
The IPA-Resistant ink is ideal for printing on electronic components that are commonly cleaned with IPA or ethanol after coding. Common substrates that the ink is used on include a variety of moulded or extruded plastics, composites and metals used in connectors, housing and components. Other applications for this IPA-Resistant ink include metals, glass bottles, extrusion, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, plastic pouches and PVC. The ink also has an overall resistance to lubricants and soaps.
Industries suited for our IPA-Resistant ink include printing on flexible packaging films, typically used in the tobacco and food packaging industries, given its excellent adhesion to coated plastics.