Can be easily mixed into Multipurpose, 700 series, or 1100 series plastisols to produce increased elongation for lycra, spandex and other stretch fabric applications. 1199 is not a low bleed product. Proper testing must be done for dye migration or bleeding. Container is 1 Quart in volume. 1199LF Stretch Additive can be easily mixed into Multipurpose, 700 Series, 900 Series or 1100 Series plastisols to produce increased elongation for Lycra, Spandex and other stretch fabric applications.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING & USAGE:
International Coatings 1199LF Stretch Additive can be easily mixed into Multipurpose, 700 Series or 1100 Series plastisols to produce increased elongation and good adhesion on Lycra, Spandex and other types of stretch fabrics. 1199LF is a 100% solids ink that contains no solvents. The printed ink has excellent laundry resistance. Dry cleaning is not recommended. Mixing of the additive into the ink may be done by volume or by weight. When mixing by volume, the ratio is 2 parts ink to 1 part additive. By weight the ratio is 3 parts ink to 1 part additive. For opaque inks, mixing by weight is highly recommended for best results.
Flash & Cure Temperatures For International Coatings 1199LF Stretch Additive:
Since plastisols do not air dry, they must be fused with an appropriate heat source in order to achieve durability. The optimum time/temperature cycle will vary with the amount of ink deposited, fabric, and type of heat source used. Plastisols actually achieve the proper fusion point as soon as the innermost section of the ink film reaches the prescribed temperature. Test dryer temperatures before a production run. Wash test printed product before production run. Some types of Lycra and Spandex fabrics do not absorb heat as quickly as other types of fabrics. Increasing time and/or the temperature in the dryer may be needed to achieve the proper fusing temperature of the mixed ink.
If reduction in viscosity is needed after mixing additive to ink, use 1% to 10% by volume, of 1110LF Curable Reducer. Adding too much reducer will lower opacity of ink being mixed.
Technical Specs of International Coatings 1199LF Stretch Additive:
Fabric Types: Lycra, Spandex and other stretch fabrics. Always test print fabric before a production run for adhesion and possible dye migration.
Mesh: Count: 80 - 125 Monofilament
Squeegee: 65 to 70 Durometer: sharp or beveled edge.
Storage: Keep indoors and store in a cool area. Storage recommended at 65°F to 90°F (18°C to 32°C). Avoid storage in direct sunlight or in extreme temperature conditions.
Clean Up: Mineral Spirits (White Spirits) or any Environmentally Friendly Plastisol Screen Wash.