KRISTAL TRANSPARENT HTP (HOT MELT) ORGANIC INKS
Ferro’s Kristal HTP (Hot Melt) organic inks are transparent screen process inks available in solid thermoplastic form for multi-print container glass decoration.
Available in a wide range of seven transparent colors, the Kristal line of hot melt transparent inks deliver durable and vibrant designs with superior glass adhesion.
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Ferro's Kristal transparent HTP (Hot Melt) organic Inks offer decorators seven transparent colors ideal for multi-print glass container decoration, with no pre-treatment required.
The hot melt component of these inks helps ensure durable prints on glass.
Greater Cost Savings
Our transparent hot melt organic inks are a ready-to-use single component formulation requiring no dilution. They are designed for multi-print glass decoration and do not require a white underlayer, which can reduce the total amount of white color necessary for decoration and yield cost savings. As these inks cure at a lower temperature than ceramic inks, less energy is used for heating. They can also be used on the existing printing machines and equipment already used with traditional inorganic glass enamels.
Kristal hot melt organic inks dry immediately after printing, allowing the next print to be instantly applied when using a high-speed multi-color decoration machine.
Vibrant Colors that are Environmentally Friendly
Kristal transparent inks are environmentally friendly inks that are safe to handle and result in reduced emissions compared to traditional ceramic inks. The organic formulation is ideal for post-consumer recycling as the contaminant-free inks can be eliminated when the glass is melted.
Ferro’s Kristal transparent organic inks are heavy metal-free and comply with the following regulations:
- Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 2004/12/EC
- CONEG Legislation
- California Proposition 65
FERRO KRISTAL TRANSPARENT HTP ORGANIC INKS APPLICATIONS
Ferro’s Kristal transparent HTP inks are ideal for the decoration of a wide range of glass applications:
- Glass packaging for cosmetics and perfume containers
- Glass giftware and advertising specialties
- Glass tumblers and household containers
- Glass tableware
- One-way glass bottles (such as wine, liquor and other beverage bottles)
- Multi-trip returnable glass bottles
- Appliance and decorative flat glass
KRISTAL TRANSPARENT HTP ORGANIC INKS PROPERTIES AND FEATURES*
Kristal Transparent HTP Organic Inks Properties:
|Resin Base in System||Solids||Flash Point||Density||Thinning||Consumption, 270 Mesh||Drying||Shelf Life||Storage|
|Epoxy||>98%||>93°C||1,20 to 1,44 g/cm3||Products ready to use; thinning possible with 001 HTP/RTP thinner||Approximately 0.03 g/cm2||Dry to the touch after printing||6 months||<22°C, best if refrigerated, not below -7°C|
Kristal Transparent HTP Organic Inks General Performance Data:
|Scuff Resistance||Pencil Hardness||MEK Acetone Double Rubs
||Boiling Water, 30 min||24 HR Soak in Water/Ethanol||Dishwasher Resistance (Household)||Dishwasher Resistance (Professional)||Overprintability|
|Outstanding||>4H||>50||Pass||Pass||500 cycles||900 cycles||Not recommended|
Kristal Transparent HTP Organic Inks Application Method and Usage:
|Application Method||Screen Mesh||Squeegee Durometer
||Glass Temperature||Cleaning||Curing Temperature||Curing Time|
|Hot screen printing||
Stainless steel: 400 mesh
|70-80 shore||Between 27°C and 40°C||Acetone, MEK, DBE||200°C Glass temperature||20 min|
*Note: Performance characteristics are based on testing conducted in Ferro development laboratories. Data is given for general comparison only; it is not a guarantee of performance in a particular application. It is always recommended that the customer evaluate the coating for suitability in the intended application. We strongly recommend that all safety precautions be followed as per the relevant Ferro MSDS.
KRISTAL TRANSPARENT HTP (HOT MELT) ORGANIC INKS PRODUCT INFORMATION
VALUE ADDED GLOBAL SERVICES
Custom Color Mixing
We offer a standard mixing palette of colors, which gives our customers the flexibility of tailoring mixings and color matches onsite.
Our basic mixing capabilities include providing high-gloss clears, opaque, metallic, pearlescent and matt colors, as well as colored imitation acid etches. These coating mixes can be applied singly or in combination as an all-over even finish or to deliver diffused flow-out effects.
Custom Color Matching
Ferro provides complete custom color matching services to help our customers develop new color shades and coatings according to specific requirements, including production methods and desired finishes.
Precise color matching can be achieved using our internal extensive database and color matching expertise. All colors are matched to defined reference samples to ensure exact and consistent color reproduction from batch to batch.