- For making plastisols adhere to tightly woven nylon. - Works with most any plastisol which does not contain water. SHELF LIFE: 10 percent mixture: Up to 12 hours. 15 percent mixture: Up to 8 hours. CURING: A NYLOBOND Plastisol mixture must be cured just like regular plastisol. Curing temperatures should not exceed 285-300?F (140 to 149?C). Over curing is not recommended as this may affect adhesion. Lower temperatures may be satisfactory as the NYLOBOND Plastisol mixture will cross-link (but very slowly) at room temperature when catalyzed sufficiently. ADHESION: If cured correctly, prints should be sufficiently dry for handling and light stacking when they exit the dryer. MAXIMUM ADHESION IS DEVELOPED 24-48 HOURS AFTER PRINTING. If prints do not resist scratching or digging with a fingernail, this may be an indication that insufficient NYLOBOND was added. The more NYLOBOND that is added to the ink, the faster prints will cure, but the mixture will also set up faster in the can and in the screen. OTHER USES: Nylobond is sometimes used at 3% to resolve fibrillation issues when printing on 100% cotton. MIXING INSTRUCTIONS: Add 10-15% NYLOBOND to the plastisol by weight. To obtain a 10% addition, the following is recommended. To 1 qt. white add 6 oz. NYLOBOND To 1 qt. colour add 4 oz. NYLOBOND For more effective bonding on more highly water-proofed garments use 15%; test for adhesion after 24-48 hours. To 1 qt. white add 9 oz. NYLOBOND To 1 qt. colour add 6 oz. NYLOBOND Less than 10% NYLOBOND may prevent proper adhesion or diminish abrasion resistance. More than 15% NYLOBOND may diminish opacity and shorten shelf life. When NYLOBOND is first mixed with plastisol, it may lower the viscosity of the ink considerably. If the ink is too thin to print successfully, allow the mixture to sit for a few hours to slowly thicken or add PLUE-9114 Thickener at 1-5% by weight until desired printing viscosity is reached. Although NYLOBOND will work with any plastisol the PLUE and PATE Series inks are highly recommended. PATE-1000 White will give excellent opacity on dark jackets because the tightly woven satin nylon fabric prevents the ink from penetrating. NYLOBOND should not be used with Low-Bleed Inks
Union Ink does not knowingly add plasticizers containing the phthalates listed and outlined in California Bill 1108, CPSIA HR-4040 and Oeko-tex Standard 100. The plasticizers identified may include di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP), (DIBP) Di-iso-butyl, and (DMP) Dimethylphthalate, including esters of ortho-phthalic acid and are not direct ingredients in the manufacture of our Non-Phthalate Inks. Union Ink does not test the final product for amounts of the aforementioned phthalate plasticizers and esters and encourages all users to conduct testing for their intended use.