thickening ink

Posted on February 3rd, by jane in ink. Comments Off on thickening ink


PLUS-9090 is basically ink that contains certain inert or opacifying materials with no pigment. It is clear (creamy color) ink base that can be added to plastisol to extend the ink and get more volume out of the ink.Since Extender Base is a balanced ink – any amount can be added to plastisol. The more Extender Base added, the less opaque the ink will be.

Although Extender Base will make an ink less opaque, it is generally not used to specifically make an ink more transparent. For that purpose see TRANSPARENT BASE. It is designed more as a “bulking” agent and will basically provide more mileage from an ink at a lower cost because Extender Base is less expensive than pigment ink. If used to make an ink more transparent to print color-over-colore, the secondary color achieved may not be clean (because the Extender Base is milky in color).

Generally, Extender Base will not reduce the viscosity of an ink.



This easy-to-use additive is designed to assist the printer who may have added too much reducer to a plastisol and would like to bring back the viscosity of the ink. In addition, the thickener can be added to those inks that were previously mixed with Union Ink’s NYLOBOND agent (provided it is doen within the normal 8 hour pot life of the NYLOBOND mixture). This will enable the plastisols to be used in other applications.

The recommended range of Plastisol Thickener to add is 1-5% by weight. Due to the formulation of the Thickener, it can be easily stirred directly into the plastisol by hand.


Wilflex thickening powder



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