Defect Marking Inks are used throughout the tire manufacturing process to denote high point, conicity, pass/fail marks and more on internal and external rubber components.

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Defect Marking Inks are available in water-based or solvent-based chemistries for internal and external rubber components in tire building. This multi-use product can be used throughout the tire manufacturing process for coding and identification purposes as well as to denote high point, conicity, and pass/fail marks.

Custom formulations are available for specific applications and performance requirements such as:

  • Permanent or temporary marking
  • Curable or co-curable properties
  • Resistance to heat and abrasion
  • Automatic or manual application methods
  • Viscosity
  • Dry time
  • Color



Rubber & Plastics


Tire & Rubber

Product code:

DH-Series, DL-Series

Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits

  • Excellent adhesion to rubber
  • Internal or external use
  • Multi-purpose
  • Wide variety of colors


Product Data Sheets

Product Data Sheets

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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.

Tire Bead Rings
Identification Marking, Tire & Rubber Inks

Bead Marking Inks

Bead Marking Inks are applied to uncured bead rings during the assembly process for coding and identification purposes.

Identification Marking, Tire & Rubber Inks

Jet Printing Ink

Jet Printing Ink is engineered specifically for the REA JET® Large Character Ink Jet Printer System. The ink is used for alpha-numeric identification and inventory labeling of rubber components.

ply markers
Crayons & Inspection Markers, Identification Marking

Ply Markers and Crayons

Ply markers and crayons have zero VOCs and are typically used to mark rubber surfaces for inspection and identification. Ply markers, also known as fugitive crayons, are a valuable tool for marking uncured rubber surfaces such as calendered material, plies, and bead rings.

APV offers a complete line of coating and marking products for tire and rubber manufacturers.

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