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PolyOne Unveils Non-Phthalate Wilflex™ Textile Printing Inks

Published on 2011-07-07. Author : SpecialChem

KENNESAW, Georgia -- PolyOne Corporation announced a new, non-phthalate addition to its line of non-phthalate Wilflex™ Epic Series Screen Printing Inks. Wilflex™ Epic HD Sharp Clear is a special-effect ink that produces high-density, high-resolution graphics with sharp detail on the newest types of performance fabrics, while also improving customers' production efficiencies and ability to expand into new market areas. Wilflex Epic HD Sharp Clear can be blended with other texture inks to create unique texture and design effects.

Frank Burkus, marketing and technology director for PolyOne Wilflex Inks said, "PolyOne's global leadership in screen printing inks is embodied in its Wilflex™ brand inks. This addition to our line of Wilflex Epic non-phthalate inks underscores a global PolyOne commitment to developing innovative and responsible solutions. With its unique combination of performance characteristics, this new technology broadens the application of screen printing onto a wider range of textile substrates and into new and growing niche apparel markets to create a significant competitive advantage for our customers."

Wilflex Epic HD Sharp Clear combines the versatility of a clear ink with enhanced stacking and build properties of traditional high density inks. These superior stacking properties greatly increase the production efficiency of high density printing processes.

This new offering also provides great high-resolution graphic detail, maintains super-straight edge definition, and has excellent sharp-corner properties. The ink has a satin finish and dry hand feel, and its enhanced elongation and stretch properties allow superior printing on neoprene and other stretch fabrics.

Wilflex Epic HD Sharp Clear can be used on its own as a clear ink, or pigmented using Wilflex™ Color Mixing Systems. In addition, the ink can be used on a wide range of textile substrates, including 100% cotton, blends, acrylic, Lycra® and uncoated nylon, and neoprene.

Products in the Wilflex Epic ink line do not contain phthalates and are compliant with a number of regulations, including:

  • CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) 2008, Section 101, Lead Content in Substrates (< 300="" ppm="" lead)="">
  • 16 CFR, Part 1303, Lead in Paint (< 90="" ppm="" lead)="">
  • CPSIA 2008, Section 108, Phthalates (< .1%="" dehp,="" dbp,="" bbp,="" dinp,="" didp,="" dnop)="">
  • Eco-Passport Certified

Wilflex Epic HD Sharp Clear is available globally. For additional product and application information, PolyOne Wilflex will be presenting a product launch webinar August 2 at 5:30pm EST.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2010 annual revenues of $2.6 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered outside of Cleveland, Ohio USA, PolyOne has operations around the world.

Source: PolyOne Corporation

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