APV Engineered Coatings offers 3 different systems to apply both our solvent-based and water-based tread striping inks.
Tread Striping Inks
APV’s Tread Striping Inks are offered in both water-based and solvent-based chemistries to mark tire treads.
APV’s Tread Striping Inks are typically used by tire manufacturers to mark the centerline of the tread or provide color-coded stripes for identification purposes. It is applied after the tire tread is extruded, when it is in an uncured state. It also can be incorporated in other rubber manufacturing processes including the production of automotive belts, sheet rubber, and industrial hose and tubing.
Offered in a variety of colors and viscosity ranges, APV’s formulations are engineered to remain solid and bright, even after curing, and to resist mold fouling. Solvent-based formulations are co-curable, fast drying and contain no hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Water-based formulations are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and comply with EPA guidelines. Our development team can formulate custom colors or accommodate unique performance specifications for large projects.
APV also has a full-service engineering team for customized equipment design and installation.
Features & Benefits
- Excellent adhesion to rubber
- High solid content
- Fast drying
- Easy to use
- Reduces rubber repair
- Reduces waste
- Contains no HAPs (Solvent-Based)
- Contains no VOCs (Water-Based)
- Does not produce mold fouling (Water-Based)
- No odor (Water-Based)
- Available in a wide variety of colors
Tread Striping Ink Color Chart_2020 (.pdf / 428KB)