Herkula was founded 1894 and since this time we invested our
many years of existence into the perfection of our craft to develop
and produce speciality inks. We started the development
of Continuous Inkjet Inks (CIJ) due to the fact that we received
many requests about digital printing inks from our customers,
during the last decade.
Various customers explained, that they have different claims with their inks for CIJ printer, therefore we decided to develop our own inks for this kind of printing system. Due to Herkula´s history we´re specialized in colouring and marking of plastic materials using soluble (dye) and pigmented (non-soluble) colorants. The development was focused on the parameter’s adhesion, contrast and above all, stability.
Our pigmented products in particular are characterized by low sedimentation of the colorants and thus consistent performance. Therefore, we are proud to present different CIJ series: For general purpose application we would recommend our MEK-based (30150) and MEK-free (30152) series. Both series are available with dye based and pigment based colorants. The main focus of our inks concentrates on extrusion application. Therefore, we designed several series for PVC, polyolefinic, PTFE and even silicone substrates.
|30150||MEK||D / P||General purpose||Good adhesion on common materials|
|30151||MEK||D / P||HDPE, XLPE, XLPO, PP||Specially designed for polyolefinic materials|
|30152||MEK-free||D / P||General purpose||Good adhesion on common materials|
|30153||MEK||P||PVC||Non-transfer, alcohol resistant, light fastness|
|30154||MEK||D / P||Silicone||Non-transfer and excellent adhesion with post heat cure|
|30155||MEK||P||Ceramics, Metal||Thermal stability up to 800 °C|
|30156||MEK||D / P||PTFE||Excellent adhesion with post heat cure|
|30159||MEK||D||Plastics, Metal (not for PVC)||Excellent alcohol resistance|
|30250||MEK-free||P||Plastics||UV-cure, solvent resistance|
Our Series 17215 was developed to mark cables with a line. This marking technique represents an alternative to co-extrusion. To achieve this special kind of printing you need an application wheel with a line as gravure. The main benefit compared to co-ext- rusion is the line-speed and additionally there is no need for different kinds of extrusion compounds. Another benefit is the high pigmentation of the ink to achieve a high contrast on the cable insulation.
Herkula developed series 17220 for Offset Printing. This technique is also known as Indirect Gravure or Pad Printing. With this type of marking, a metal wheel prints the lettering onto a rubber wheel. This rubber wheel transfers the final print onto the surface of the cable. The main benefit is that uneven surfaces can be clearly printed with the rubber wheel.
Our products 17202 and 17212 are our different series to mark cables with a ring. Our solvent based inks suit each ring marker which is customary in the market. The inks were developed for the coding of telephone and switch wires with coloured rings.
In this brochure you can find an overview of our different product series.
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