Frit Inks Ideal for Rigorous Environmental Conditions for Screen Printed Glass

The high durability of glass screen printed with frit makes it ideal for marine display/cluster gauge applications where corrosive salt spray and fog are a continuous environmental threat, as well as other outdoor environments where organic inks may degrade and impede performance.

The frit itself is made up of three parts (see below) which helps the adhesion of the ink to the glass substrate during the heat tempering process, creating a permanent and environmentally rigorous screen print. The fritted graphics essentially become part of the glass itself.Frit ink composition: Colored glass/ceramic frit particles Resin that holds the frit in place prior to the firing/tempering process Liquid/chemical medium that allows the ink to be appliedFrit Application:Ceramic frit inks can be applied to clear, etched, tinted or patterned glass substrates.The glass is then elevated in temperature in a tempering oven to fuse the glass to the ceramic ink. Ceramic fit can also be applied to some high-performance coated glass but not others. Our knowledgeable Application Engineers are available to help you select the appropriate combination of coated material and screen print for your application specific requirements.

Additional benefits of utilizing a frit ink are:

  • Not affected by moisture, oil, soaps, chemicals or detergents
  • Retains its original appearance throughout the life of the glass
  • Scratch and abrasion resistant
  • Ideal choice for soda lime glass as well as an excellent ink for SCHOTT Borofloat® due to its high melting point and typically use Borofloat® in high temperature environments
  • Frit, once applied, will meet operating temperatures similar to the substrate melting points (Contact Factory for Specifics).

Frit ink specifications for Abrisa Technologies screen printing:

  • Colors: black and white are standard but custom Pantone colors are available
  • Minimum glass thickness for the frit process is 3mm (0.118”)
  • Maximum glass thickness for the frit process is 25.4mm (1”)
  • Minimum glass dimensions: 25.4mm x 25.4mm (1” x 1”)
  • Maximum glass dimensions: 609.6mm x 609.6mm (24” x 24”)
  • Printed Feature Resolution: can print as fine as 0.305 mm (0.012″)
  • Ink Thickness: Single pass 25 – 60 μm

All screen printing at Abrisa Technologies is performed on either a semi-automatic or automated printer within a Class 1000 or 10,000 cleanroom. The platform selected is dependent upon specification requirements.

600450 Frit Inks Ideal for Rigorous Environmental Conditions for Screen Printed Glass glassonweb.com
Date: 10 December 2015
Source: www.abrisatechnologies.com

See more news about:

Others also read

The largest-ever GlassPrint conference and exhibition was successfully staged in November and presented the latest decoration trends and developments to the international audience that gathered in Düsseldorf, Germany.
All of the exterior windows at the new Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium feature a custom patterned glass to aid in bird conservation.
During GlassPrint conference sessions, technical experts deliver an extensive series of presentations covering digital and screen technologies for decorating flat and hollow glass.
Abrisa Technologies introduces a new line of large HI-OD™ (high optical density) screen printed display glass solutions in sizes up to 84” diagonal, ideal for retail and commercial digital signage, gaming tables, in home entertainment and other large format displays.
Leading international building envelope and major façade specialist the Lakesmere Group has announced a structured management buy-out (MBO) of the company by its executive management team.
The Executive Committee of The All India Glass Manufacturers' Federation (AIGMF)* met at Jaipur Marriott Hotel.   An interactive session with Honb’le Minister of Industry, Mr.

From industry

Polígono Industrial El Bayo, parcela I, 19
24492 Cubillos del Sil León
Spain

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Add new comment