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Introducing 6100 Super Opaque™ Series Inks

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International Coatings is proud to introduce its 6100 Super Opaque™ Series Direct Print Plastisol.  As part of our Centris™ line of non-phthalate and non-ghosting inks, 6100 Series inks are specially formulated for ultimate coverage on dark garments without the need for an underbase.  They are available in 18 vibrant colors.

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The 6100 Super Opaque™ Series can be printed on light colored garments at higher mesh counts or they can be reduced to obtain soft-hand, opaque prints. The ink is formulated for low build and prints beautifully on automatic as well as manual printers. 6100 Series inks have a smooth and even consistency for ease of printing, and have a low tack. Their high pigment load results in maximum coverage on dark garments, thus dramatically reducing the need for underbasing. 6100 Super Opaque™ Series can help printers increase production and reduce ink usage by up to 50%.

Previously available in limited distribution only, the 6100 Super Opaque™ Series is now in stock and available through all of International Coatings’ exclusive network of distributor partners. 

SEE THE DIFFERENCE:

6100 Series (left) vs. Competitor’s product, printed through various mesh counts, one pass only, on black fabric.

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International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non-PVC screen printing inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

 

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June 23, 2017 at 5:44 am 1 comment

HAPPY EASTER 2017!

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Happy Easter from all of us at International Coatings!

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of Centris™ non-Phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks,color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  In addition, International Coatings also manufactures a line of AXEON™ non-Phthalate, non-PVC special effects inks. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

April 12, 2017 at 2:41 pm 1 comment

Printing Water-Repellent Jackets

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A tip recently published in “Printwear” by John Levocz.

Some jackets can have a water-repellent coating that will potentially become an issue when screen printed on. The coating is designed to help water from saturating the garment, but if it is so good that it is blocking the water from penetrating the garment, it will also inhibit the ink from bonding correctly to the jacket. If the ink is not bonding correctly, the abrasion resistance and adhesion will be compromised.

To check for a water-repellent finish, pour a small cup of water on the garment. If it beads up and does not soak in after a few minutes, you could have an adhesion issue. Wiping the print area with isopropyl alcohol can help remove some of the coating and allow you to get better adhesion.

John Levocz is the North East regional sales manager for International Coatings. For more information, visit iccink.com and read the company’s blog

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of non-phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

January 12, 2016 at 5:00 am 1 comment

Introducing New AXEON™ Special Effects Products at ISS Long Beach

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New AXEON Optilux® Reflective

 

The ISS Long Beach Show is only a month away, and we’re excited to introduce some revolutionary new products as part of our AXEON™ line of non-PVC and non-Phthalate inks.

Here is a sneak peak at the new AXEON™ special effects inks we will be featuring:

•  Optilux® Reflective

•  Optilux® Enhanced Reflective

•  Ultra Clear Glitter Base

•  Puff Additive

•  Suede/Dulling Additive

•  Soft Hand Black

Visit us at Booth 1831 and check out our cutting-edge products! And don’t miss out on all the other exciting things we have planned.

Be sure to check out our other AXEONnon-PVC and non-Phthalate specialty products that are available now:

*HD Base and HD White

*Crystalina Shimmer

*Gold and Silver Shimmers

*Metallic Silver

*Foil Adhesive

*Granite Base

*Flock Adhesive

*Glow-in-the-Dark

Click here for a FREE ISS show pass, courtesy of International Coatings.  Simply enter the password COATINGS when prompted.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of non-phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

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December 22, 2015 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

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International Coatings manufactures a complete line of non-phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

September 24, 2015 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

New Hazard Communication Standard

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If you haven’t heard of the 2012 Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012), it’s important that you take the time to familiarize yourself with it as soon as possible. It touches everyone, not just manufacturers.  HCS 2012 requires manufacturers and others to comply with strict new Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and label requirements.

HCS 2012 modifies our previous chemical hazard communications to conform with the United Nations’ (UN) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  It’s more detailed and encompassing in its hazard evaluation and labeling of chemicals, and is designed to harmonize our safety and labeling communication processes with international standards (making it easier for importers and exporters).

The three major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard that you should be aware of are:

  1. Hazard classification: The definitions of hazard have been changed to provide more specific criteria for hazard classification. These criteria will help ensure that hazard evaluations are consistent across manufacturers, and that labels and safety data sheets are more accurate as a result.
  2. Labels: Labels must now include new additional information – harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided.
  3. Safety Data Sheets (SDS): Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) have been discontinued.  The new SDS follows a specified 16-section format.

In response to HCS 2012, International Coatings has converted its safety information and labeling:

  • Safety Data Sheets – With few exceptions, International Coatings has converted all of the safety information for its ink products to the new SDS format.  The new standard requires detailed SDS and no longer allows reporting for broader groupings of products (as the MSDS allowed).  You can access our SDS’ at our web site.
  • Labels and Containers – International Coatings is phasing out its litho-printed containers in favor of containers that contain product specific labels that contain the GHS information prescribed by HCS 2012.

What does HCS 2012 mean to you and what should you be doing now:

  • Take the time to understand the law.  You can find information on HCS 2012 and its requirements on OSHA’s web site  or at SGIA.
  • Update all of your safety information.  Be sure you have current and compliant SDS from all of your suppliers, and that you in turn are providing compliant information to your customers.
  • Familiarize yourself with the information on the new labels.  Not only do the labels contain much more information, some of that information is new and different from what was previously provided.  In particular, you will notice new hazard ‘pictograms’ and a new hazard classification system (very different from the HMIS system).
  • If you are a distributor, there are now certain new requirements and obligations with which you will need to comply.  For example, if you repackage, blend or mix inks, HCS 2012 considers you a manufacturer.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the agency administering and enforcing the law, recently agreed to provide relief to companies that are working to comply but are unable to do so. OSHA recognized that not all necessary data and information may yet be available (such as from upstream raw material suppliers) to allow manufacturers and distributors to classify their chemicals and provide GHS compliant labels.

Earlier this year, OSHA granted its enforcement division discretion in enforcing the compliance deadlines – June 1, 2015 for manufacturers and importers, and December 1, 2015 for distributors.  OSHA has indicated that it will provide relief only to those companies exercising reasonable and due diligence, and working in good faith to comply.

Steve Kahane is International Coatings’ president and CEO.   Prior to joining International Coatings, he held senior executive positions in the environment and engineering fields.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of non-phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

September 8, 2015 at 4:00 am Leave a comment

Throw Back Thursday – 1998

TBT 1998Seventeen years ago today, September 3rd also fell on a Thursday in 1998. That year, International Coatings released this calendar that still hangs on one of our walls at our California facility.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of non-phthalate screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

September 3, 2015 at 4:00 am Leave a comment

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