Pad Printing Additives
The Standard Thinner
Basically, Additive A is the first choice for all our pad printing ink ranges. Medium evaporation, good solving power.
• For medium to fast printing
The “free of…” alternative to Additive A.
Same application as “A”
The fastest thinner we offer for pad printing inks.
• For very quick printing cycles.
Very fast thinner, speed between Additives A and C
The “free of…” alternative to Additive B.
Same application as “B”
Thinner VD 10 is a very mild special thinner for plastic materials sensitive to tension cracks. VD 10 has a low solubility. Standard thinner for ink range TP 249. It is suitable as a mild alternative for 1-component inks such as TP 287 or TP 272. VD 10 can also be used as mild cleaning agent, e.g. to remove faulty prints.
Very mild, slow retarder for plastic materials sensitive to
Additive R and VD 60 are slow thinners with a good solving power. If required, they can be used for slow printing cycles.
TPD is a very slow retarder with a good solubility. It is only used for very slow printing speeds, often in combination with other faster thinners (e.g. Additive A, Additive R or VD 60).
The “free of …..” alternative to TPD. Same application as “TPD”
TPV is a mild retarder, even slower than TPD.
“Aggressive thinner” with a high solving power, medium evaporation. Not recommended for substrates, which are sensitive to solvents.
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The following table is a summary of the most important characteristics of our thinners and retarders. These are evaporation rate, solving power of the product and application. The factor of the evaporation rate of the individual products is listed in relation to Additive A. Example: VD 60 with factor 5 evaporates 5 times slower than Additive A, whereas Additive B with factor 0.5 evaporates twice as fast than Additive A. These are only guide values.