Screenable Adhesives


Adhesive products

Screenprintable adhesives are an important part of the KIWO range of products. Whether solvent, water or UV-based, KIWO has the right screenprintable adhesive for graphic and industrial applications. Amongst others, specialties include applications in the field of printed electronics and automotive.

KIWOPRINT TC 2500/1
Screenable, solvent based pressure sensitive adhesive

KIWOPRINT TC 2500/1 is a high-quality, pressure sensitive adhesive for the production of self-adhesive materials made from cardboard, rigid PVC, glass, metal and industrial foams as well as films made of polycarbonate, polyester, pre-treated polyethylene and polypropylene.

Materials bonded with KIWOPRINT TC 2500/1 are very difficult to remove or even irremovable, depending on the substrate type. Slow drying version of KIWOPRINT TC 2500. Also suitable for the application at higher room temperatures. Materials bonded with KIWOPRINT TC 2500/ 1 can be used at  temperatures of approx. -20°C to +80°C and can be stored for a minimum of 1 year without any decrease in adhesive strength, if covered with a suitable silicone paper and kept dry and dark at room temperature. In general, the adhesive film is sufficiently light fast. If direct influence of sunlight is to be expected, trials are absolutely essential.

Adhesive bonds are resistant to water, reduced aqueous acids and alkalis, as well as to many mineral oils.

KIWOPRINT L 4040
Screen printable, permanent adhesive based on acrylates, contains solvents

Product benefits:    

- very good optical characteristics, i.e. it is clear, transparent and does not yellow
- outstanding printing properties and can be applied easily
- dries quickly, even at ambient temperature
- absolutely weather proof, i.e. it can be used for outdoor applications
- excellent bonding quality on various substrates (allround adhesive)  

When processing by screen-printing, the print result can be improved by the correct adjustment of the printing unit. Blistering can thus be mostly avoided. In general, printing should be carried out with a medium squeegee speed during the flood and printing strokes. In any case, the stencil mesh should be stretched more than 20 N / cm. Printing squeegees with Shore A - hardness of approx. 75 or so-called triplex squeegee blades with Shore A - hardness 65/90/65 and slightly rounded edges, are recommended. The angle of attack should be approx. 75° and snap-off should be 3-4 mm.

During short printing breaks, the stencil should only remain in the press when there is no adhesive in the open screen areas. After 3-4 waste run-offs, the job can then be resumed. In the event of longer printing breaks (>30 min.), any thickened adhesive on the stencil must first be scraped off, and the open mesh areas thoroughly cleaned with solvents.

The adhesive should be used in undiluted form. A maximum thinning of 10% is possible, using a suitable solvent from the KIWOSOLV range. Please also note the information in the relevant technical information sheets

The movement of the printing squeegee causes some of the solvent content in the adhesive to evaporate. We therefore recommend adding small amounts of adhesive regularly on the stencil, rather than a lot all at once.

Drying should take place by storing at room temperature in a rack or, for industrial production, in a drying conveyor. The drying time depends on the amount of adhesive applied, the type of substrate, drying temperature and air circulation. Drying too quickly at an elevated temperature should be avoided.

Good adhesive values are only achieved with a completely dried adhesive film. Before further processing is carried out, the coated adhesive must be thoroughly dry. When covering with silicone paper, we recommend bubble-free lamination of the covering material.

Mould release agents, for example, remain on pressure-cast parts, and are not conducive for good adhesive wetting. It is therefore advisable to clean such parts beforehand.

With some printing inks, when overprinting with adhesive, surface defects known as “fish eyes” can occur. Depending on the type of adhesive, this effect can be overcome with an additive from the KIWOMIX range.

Good adhesive values are only achieved if the adhesive has a sufficient coating thickness. Wherever screen-printing adhesives are used as a substitute for double-sided adhesive tape, the use of a 21-140 mesh is recommended, as this will give you an adhesive coating thickness of approx. 45 μm when dry.

Further details on the adhesives used can be found in the relevant technical information.

For more information please feel free to contact our applications technology centre:
info@kiwo.de.

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KIWOPRINT D 142
Acrylic based, screen printable, pressure sensitive adhesive, APEO-free

KIWOPRINT D 142 is a high quality, screen printable, pressure sensitive adhesive for the production of self-adhesive components for the automotive and electronic industry (touch panels, visual instrument panels, front panels, electrical devices). KIWOPRINT D 142 is permanently very sticky, very high heat resistant and cohesive. The dried adhesive film is colourless and does not turn yellow.

KIWOPRINT D 153 HV
Acrylate and dispersion based, screen printable, pressure sensitive adhesive, does not contain APEO

KIWOPRINT D 153 HV is a high quality, screen printable, pressure sensitive adhesive for the production of self-adhesion materials e.g. for the automotive and electronic industry. It is very suitable for products that have to be very resistant to aging. KIWOPRINT D 153 HV has a high shear strength, good heat and water resistance. The dried adhesive film is colourless and very resistant to yellowing.

KIWOPRINT D 159 AF
Acrylate and dispersion based, screen printable, pressure sensitive adhesive, does not contain APEO

KIWOPRINT D 159 AF is a high quality, screen printable pressure sensitive adhesive for the production of self-adhesive materials for the automotive and electronic industry (e.g. touch panels, visual instrument panels, front panels, electrical devices) when high peel strength is required. High viscosity allows printing on absorbing surfaces (felt, PE foam). Materials bonded with KIWOPRINT D 159 AF can be stored for a minimum of 1 year without any decrease of adhesive strength, if covered with a suitable silicone paper and kept dry and dark at room temperature.  

KIWOPRINT D 177
Screenable, easily removable pressure sensitive adhesive on dispersion basis

KIWOPRINT D 177 is a high-quality, dispersion based pressure sensitive adhesive for the production of removable materials made of paper, cardboard, plastic films (e.g. displays, stickers and notepads etc.). Very good ageing and light resistance. Materials bonded with KIWOPRINT D 177 can be stored for a minimum of 1 year without any decrease of adhesive strength, if covered with a suitable silicone paper and kept dry and dark at room temperature. For KIWOPRINT D 177 we can provide a test certificate according to EN 71 Part 3 (safety of toys – migration of certain elements).

Processing water-based adhesives is very much influenced by the ambient climate. You should aim for a room temperature of 20 – 23°C and a relative humidity of at least 50%. The higher the air humidity, the lower the tendency of the adhesive to form a skin and dry out. It should also be noted that the stencil emulsion always absorbs a certain amount of water. We therefore recommend moistening the stencil before printing.

When processing by screen printing, the print result can be improved by the correct adjustment of the printing unit. Blistering and surface defects can thus be mostly avoided. In general, printing should be carried out with a low squeegee speed during the flood stroke, in order to completely fill the most coarse screen mesh. When printing, you should then work at the highest printing speed. The stencil mesh should be stretched more than 20 N / cm. Printing squeegees with Shore A - hardness of approx. 75 or so-called triplex squeegee blades with Shore A - hardness 65/90/65 and slightly rounded edges are recommended. The angle of attack should be approx. 75°. Snap-off should be 3-4 mm, and printing without snap-off will also give good results.

During short printing breaks, the stencil should only be left in the press when there is no adhesive in the open screen areas and then it should be covered with a damp cloth. After 3-4 waste run-offs, the job can then be resumed. In the event of longer printing breaks, any thickened adhesive on the stencil must first be scraped off, and then it should be cleaned away from the printing press. The stencil can be cleaned with PREGAN 1014E. See separate cleaning tips.

The adhesive should be used undiluted. Thinning of max. 10% is possible, but the risk of blistering significantly increases. The movement of the printing squeegee causes the some of the water content in the adhesive to evaporate. We therefore recommend adding small amounts of adhesive regularly on the stencil, rather than a lot all at once.

Drying should take place by storing at room temperature in a rack or for industrial production, in a drying conveyor. The drying time depends on the amount of adhesive applied, the type of substrate, drying temperature and air circulation.

The highest adhesion values are only obtained with completely dried adhesive films. The adhesive applied must therefore be completely dry before any further processing is carried out. Water-based adhesives are milky cloudy when wet and become clearer as they dry. When covering with silicone paper, we recommend bubble-free lamination of the covering material.

Mould release agents, for example, remain on pressure-cast parts, and are not conducive for good adhesive wetting. It is therefore advisable to clean such parts beforehand.

With some printing inks, the adhesive has poor adhesion due to silicone additives in the printing ink. By using silicone-free matt background printing inks, the bond can be improved.

Good adhesive values are only achieved if the adhesive has a sufficient coating thickness. Wherever screen-printing adhesives are used as a substitute for double-sided adhesive tape, the use of a 21-140 mesh is recommended, as this will give you an adhesive coating thickness of approx. 50 μm when dry.

Further details on the adhesives used can be found in the relevant technical information.

For more information please feel free to contact our applications technology centre:
info@kiwo.de.

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KIWOPRINT UV 92

A UV pressure-sensitive adhesive with balanced properties for many technical applications. UV-drying allows fast processing.

Processing UV cross-linking adhesives is unproblematic with regard to the printing process and is comparable to UV printing inks in general use.

To avoid foaming on the substrate to be printed, only medium flood and print speeds should be used as a rule. The stencil mesh should in any case be stretched more than 20 N / cm. Printing squeegees with Shore A - hardness of approx. 75 or so-called triplex squeegee blades with Shore A - hardness 65/90/65 and slightly rounded edges are recommended. The angle of attack should be approx. 75°. Snap-off should be 3-4 mm.

Printing breaks are not a problem since the adhesive does not tend to thicken. However, the effect of UV light and direct sunlight on the stencil must be avoided as the adhesive will react.

Thinning is not possible nor is it necessary.

Drying takes place through chemical cross-linking, which is initiated by UV light. This cross-linking process is determined by the type and dosage of UV radiation and is the most important and sensitive step in processing UV cross-linking adhesives. Only correctly cross-linked adhesive films will give you the required adhesive properties.

Poorly cross-linked adhesive coatings are usually very soft and greasy with low strength and poor temperature resistance. Skin contact with such adhesive coatings must be carefully avoided due to non-cross-linked residual monomers.

To ensure constant quality, the UV dosage must be checked several times during production, if possible even continuously. Our adhesive application technology centre will be happy to advise you.

When covering with silicone paper, we recommend bubble-free lamination of the covering material.

Mould release agents, for example, remain on pressure-cast parts, and are not conducive for good adhesive wetting. It is therefore advisable to clean such parts beforehand.

With some printing inks, the adhesive has poor adhesion due to additives in the printing ink, which contain silicone. By using silicone-free matt background printing inks, the bond can be improved.

Good adhesive values are only achieved if the adhesive has a sufficient coating thickness. Wherever screen-printing adhesives are used as a substitute for double-sided adhesive tape, the use of a 36-90 mesh is recommended, as this will give you an adhesive coating thickness of approx. 45 - 50 μm when dry.

Further details on the adhesives used can be found in the relevant technical information.

For more information please feel free to contact our applications technology centre:
info@kiwo.de

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KIWOTHERM D 123

Heat activated, dispersion-based pressure-sensitive adhesive for foil lamination and packaging such as bank and credit cards as well as blister packs.

KIWOTHERM L 110

KIWOTHERM L 110 is a solvent-based, heat-activated adhesive for laminating plastic film on paper, cardboard and textiles. Dried KIWOTHERM L 110 film is transparent and almost block-free.