Inks

APV offers industrial ink products engineered for a wide range of uses for OEM. Available in water-based or solvent-based formulations, our industrial inks can be used for transferring, marking, striping or coding. While the majority of our inks are formulated for tire and rubber manufacturing, we also custom engineer ink formulations that can be used in other industries on vinyl and metal substrates.

Bead Marking Ink

Bead Marking Ink, also referred to as TA-series ink, is a water-based, co-curable product that is typically used in tire manufacturing to mark uncured bead rings for identification purposes.

Cure Indicator Ink

Cure Indicator Ink is a solvent-based ink that changes color to indicate when a rubber component has been fully cured. It is applied by gravity-feed through a Beugler® striping wheel or offset printer.

Decals & Stencil Ink

Decals are applied by transferring the lettering and/or logo onto a rubber surface or tire sidewall using a post-cure heat transfer method (time, temperature, and pressure). As an alternative, Stencil Inks can be spray applied in order to enhance race tire sidewalls, hoses, golf grips, and other cured rubber product surfaces requiring a logo or brand name.

Defect Marking Ink

Used on internal and external rubber components in tire building, this multi-use product is integrated throughout the manufacturing process for denoting high point, conicity, pass/fail marks, etc. Defect marking inks are available in water-based or solvent-based chemistries for both internal and external rubber components.

Jet Printing Ink

Jet Printing Ink is engineered specifically for the REA JET® Large Character Ink Jet Printer System. Typically, the ink is used for alpha-numeric identification and inventory labeling on rubber components. It can be applied during various steps in the tire production process and is supplied in water-based or solvent-based chemistries.

Marking Inks

APV’s line of Marking Inks are multi-purpose and can be applied to both internal and external rubber components. Custom formulations are available for specific applications and performance requirements such as permanent/temporary marking, curable/co-curable properties, resistance to heat & abrasion, viscosity, dry time, color, automatic/manual application and more.

Pad Ink

This is a solvent-based line of acrylic ink formulations designed for industrial pad or stamping printers. Applicable substrates include rubber, plastics, glass, ceramics, steel, aluminum, paper, and lacquer coated surfaces. Chemistries range from curable and co-curable versions for rubber components, to formulas with various performance properties such as chemical and abrasion resistance.

Silkscreen Ink

Silkscreen Ink is commonly used in the graphics industry in a myriad of ways, ranging from company logos to intricate patterns.

Transfer Inks

Transfer Inks are used to transfer graphics or identification markings to an extensive variety of substrates. Available in solvent-based or water-based chemistries, these inks are applied via offset, transfer wheel, or direct application. Our transfer inks can be custom engineered to adhere to all substrates including rubber, plastics, glass, ceramics, and metals such as steel and aluminum.

Tread Striping Ink

Tread Striping Ink is typically used in tire manufacturing to mark the centerline of a tire or extruded rubber tread for coding and identification purposes during production. Tread Striping Inks are HAPS-free, which allows our customers to meet EPA restrictions. They have consistently proven to reduce defects and waste, and are available in a broad range of vibrant colors & viscosities.

UV-Readable Ink

APV’s line of UV-Readable Ink is used to invisibly mark tires or rubber surfaces. This ink dries colorless when applied to extruded rubber, and becomes highly visible as a white fluorescent color when exposed to ultraviolet light. It is invisible to the naked eye and co-cures with the tire or rubber part during molding.

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