Fusion 180 Ink Inc. are the manufacturer of Bio-Compatible and Ultra Low Thermo Fusible Polyvinyl Chloride Plastiso Ink & coating,such as FUSION 180°® STANDARD
FUSION BOND® and FUSION BOND FLEX® as well as specialty tape and Packing tape made with natural rubber adhesive and biaxial film made with the combination
of polypropylene/Polyisophorone/Hydrocarbon Resins.
After we noticed the toxicity and carcinogenicity of the Conventional PVC Plastisol which has to be cured at and above 320°.F(160°.C) from reports as stated below ,and
advertising run by large law firms to collect workers’ information to initiate Class Litigation,
we decided to stop producing benchmark PVC plastisol and started R & D to create the safe PVC Plastisol which can be cured at ultra low temperature 200°F(93°C) and
PVC alternative Plastisol from scratch.
Through enduring the lengthy 14 year R & D and searching new ingredients and 3 year
perfecting processes at many actual mass production facilities, patent applications were filed in USA and International in 2017 and patent applications were finally granted in June and August, 2021 .
Herewith, we are going to introduce one product applicable to textile decorative and coating
-BIO COMPATIBLE & ULTRA LOW THERMO FUSIBLE
ALL IN ONE PVC Plastisol INK & COATING
US Patent No :11,193,035 –
PCT International Application No.PCT/US17/35457
PCT Pub.no. WO2017/210431
This patent is related to the followings.
- Preventing toxic atom elimination from Polyvinyl Chloride Polymer and
the formation of toxic gas throughout PVC production processes
- The sharp reduction of thermal energy consumption which contributes
the emission of carbon dioxide, suspicious cause of global warming.
- Bio-Degradation Compatibility
- Very High Renewable Carbon Content
- Very Low Volatility level
This patent will set in stone by the cure temperature and cure time and as well as Bio-Compatibility and is about to change everything in future.
ECO-FRIENDLY & BIO-BASED Ultra Low Thermo-Fusible Plastisol would be completely cured at between 190°and 260°F(88 to 126°C) with the duration of 20-40 seconds or 450°F(232°C) with the duration of 4 seconds whereas benchmark PVC Plastisol has to be cured at between 320 and 380°F(160-180°C) with the duration of 60-120 seconds.
Due to the Ultra High Elated Thermo-Fusible Properties of benchmark PVC
products, Benchmark PVC plastisols have been subject to phase-out policy because when PVC plastisol is heated up to high temperature (160-170°C), Hydrogen and chlorine in the molecules of PVC resins are eliminated and form Hydro-Chloride Gas(called as HCI) which is dioxin, unavoidable byproducts, considered and categorized as group #1 Carcinogen by International Agency for research on cancer, a branch of World Health Organization(WHO).
Carcinogenicity of HCI to human being has been known since about 1970.
Workers at PVC production facility have been exposed to toxic gas and harmed without proper protection.
Since 2000, the development project of Ultra-Low Thermo Fusible products has been initiated in order to eliminate Health Issues, and reduce the consumption of energy-Gas or Electricity to minimize (1) global warming-destruction of
Ozone Layer, (2) Acid-Rain-intoxicated food chains,
(3) the affection of reproductive organ, and (4) Environmental change.
By exhibiting one of products which would be manufactured by adapting the
patented technology, We are going to explain FUSION 180º INK, THE INK OF FUTURE with the illustrations how innovative, revolutionary, efficient and multi-functional, in the aspect of decorating and imparting special effect on garments.
This product provides Many Beneficiary Facts as follows.
- BACKGROUND INFORMATION: A high-end ink that is made to print on heat sensitive products such as polyester, soft vinyl material substrate, acrylic, polypropylene non-woven, artificial leather, nylon (polyamide), as well as 100% cotton and 50/50(sweatshirt).
- HOW IT WORKS
Direct application onto the garment substrates and cures 20 to 30 seconds at 190°F to 240°F (87°C to 116°C) depending on the ink deposit thickness
. The ink would also be cured with the flash cure unit in 4 seconds at 450°F(232°C).
The fusion temperature of Fusion 180° is much lower than 300°F(149°C) due to the
combination and coupling of ultra low thermo-fusible polymers and plasticizers
Fusion 180° plastisol is the safest and eco-friendly ink to use for operators than
any plastisol ever made on earth.
Videos are available on Google Search and www.fusion180.com
- Fusion 180 Low Cure Screen Printing Ink
- Fusion 180 Ink 1500 Impressions per hour with 6 operators
- Fusion 180 ink Stretch & Flexibility. 4. Fusion 180 ink review
- FEEL-LOOK: The ink is flexible, soft like water base product and strong tear resistant. Fusion 180° ink prints are bright and matches the mock up. The ink has excellent opacity on dark color substrates without white underlay process
- EASE TO USE: The ink gels at low flash temperature within very short time
-3 times faster than benchmark phthalate free ink.
It is easy to use for multi-color printing.
It does not build up on screen and increase production speed.
- EXTRA-ORDINARY STRONG ADHESION WITHOUT CATALYST.
Fusion 180 Ink adheres on every textile substrate without the addition of catalyst. Benchmark plastisol mixed with catalyst has only limited pot life at maximum up to
8 hours, and after 8 hours, mixture is gelled up and has to be wasted.
- ALL IN ONE APPLICATION: Abroad Application including most heat sensitive substrates, polyester windbreaker, tri-blend,50/50,PVC product, polypropylene non-woven, nylon (polyamide), acrylic, leather, rubber, sponge, synthetic substrate and cotton, soft vinyl
- VISCOSITY: The ink has low viscosity. Fusion 180 contains very low alcohol content
than Benchmark Plastisol. Therefore, it will maintain stable viscosity in long term storage period.
There is pseud plastic behavior at low temperature. The ink maintains Newtonian Viscosity at room temperature. It can be used through fine meshes.
Fusion 180 Ink looks like butter.
Movement energy(squeegee friction) will make easily ink creamy and flow-able.
- FUSION TEMPERATURE AND FUSION TIME
Temperature -190 and 240°.F
Time : 32 seconds whereas Benchmark takes 98 seconds
Three time faster than Benchmark Plastisol
- MESH SELECTION RANGE: Coarse 86/Inch to fine 305/Inch (33/cm to 120/cm European) printable without viscosity modification. Through 280-305 mesh (110/cm), very fine and detailed printing can be accomplished as shown below.
- DYE THERMO-MIGRATION RESISTANCE :
SUPERB and VERSATILE- Lowering fusion temperature at the lowest level
may minimize the possibility of sublimation of low and medium energy dye thermos-migration. Additional Technical Information on polyester dye sublimation phenomenon is attached.
11. FIBER BLOCKADE, NO CRAWLING and UNIFORM & DENSE OVERAGE.
Impressively Suppressive. Effectively, cured ink film controls fiber fibrillation very well. There is a smooth and dense uniform layer on every substrate including surface untreated cotton garments.
12. HEALTH ISSUE :
It is most important benefit
We are going to explain how and why toxic benchmark plastisol inks are and why Fusion 180 Ink would be considered as the safest and eco-friendliest by providing the published article from cancer research report. It is strongly believed Fusion 180 ink can minimize health and environmental issues by preventing the elimination of toxic atoms from PVC polymer and the formation of Hydro-Chloride Gas.
Hydro-Chloride Gas (called as HCI) and PCB’s are an unavoidable byproduct of PVC polymer throughout high thermos- fusion processes between 320°F and 380°F (160°C and 194°C).
HCI is considered as a Dioxin categorized as a Group 1 Carcinogen by The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
HCI is created during all phases of PVC production because of very highly elated fusion temperature. High Thermo-Fusible benchmark PVC products have been irreparably harming the health of thousands of workers related to PVC production and process.
Industry-Wide Conspiracy Lasting Decades
|Henry Tousaint, a former worker at the PPG Industries plant in Lake Charles, La., receives a radiation treatment for mantle-cell lymphoma, a rare cancer he blamed on exposures to vinyl chloride and other chemicals. Tousaint, 54, died April 30, 1998|
VCM is categorized as a Group 1 Carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 30 million pounds of VCM were emitted in 1974 from PVC product manufacturing solely in the US.
The PVC industry has known about the carcinogenicity of VCM since about 1970, when Pier Luigi Viola of the Regina Elena Institute for Cancer Research in Rome, found evidence of a VCM-cancer link in research for the Solvay plant in Rosignano, Italy and reported on it at the 10th International Cancer Congress in Houston, Texas. In 1972, Cesare Maltoni found angiosarcoma, a rare form of liver cancer, in test animals subjected to inhalation studies at the 250-ppm level.
In January 1973, the Manufacturing Chemists Association (CMA) visited Maltoni in Bologna, in an attempt to bury his results by bribing him. The CMA thought it would ruin the $65-billion/year VC industry and worked quickly to discredit Maltoni’s research, claiming that it was heavily flawed. Not only was his work correct, but he prophetically stated that “[v]inyl chloride is probably only one tree in a large forest. I am very suspicious of all compounds of the carbon-chloride group.”
The wall of secrecy surrounding VC was not breached until Jan. 23, 1974, when B.F. Goodrich announced that it had found three fatal cases of angiosarcoma among workers at its PVC plant in Louisville. Goodrich, fearful of a broad indictment of PVC, had tried to stop publication of a European researcher’s paper in 1966, according to a Monsanto memo. Currently, all but consumers know that PVC is a threat to both human and environmental health.
PVC has irreparably harmed the health of many thousands of PVC production workers. At the same time, the manufacturers knew of the dangers and deliberately conspired to withhold the information about VC toxicity from its workers and the public. The PBS Bill Moyers TV special Trade Secrets made this public knowledge on 26 March 2001. Besides being the direct cause of cancer, emphysema, reproductive disorders, learning disabilities and death, it dissolved the bones in the fingers of many.
Residents near PVC plants are at extreme risk. In Mossville, LA, the home of two PVC manufacturers, the level of 13.5 parts per trillion (ppt) dioxin TEQs was found in human breast milk, 28 ppt in soil, 0.6 ppt. in the soil of a chicken coop, and 2.09 pg/g in egg. According to a survey by Dr. Marvin Legator, director of the Toxics Assistance Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Mossville residents suffered from illnesses related to chemical exposure at levels 2-3 times higher than that of a control group in every one of the 12 body system categories. Considering that dioxin mimics every hormone in the human body and is active to 1/10 ppt
Dioxin and PCBs: Unavoidable Byproducts of PVC
Dioxin is created during all phases of PVC production, as well as in its disposal by incineration or accidental fire.
There is no “threshold” dose for dioxin. For dioxin, the lowest dose that causes hormonal action has not been found yet. It currently stands at about 1 part per trillion, but researchers have been unable to find the threshold using the most up-to-date advanced systems. It is thought to be the most toxic human-made chemical.
13.ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE : ECO-FRIENDLY & BIO-BASED
Very High-85% renewable Carbon Contents while Benchmark contains 0%
- FLAME RETARDENT & HEAVY METAL FREE & SMOKE FREE
Application for all children’s clothing decoration is unlimited.
- COMFORTABLE AIR QUALITY IN WORKING AREA :
very comfortable to breathe, clean and cozy
- FINE & DETAILED PRINTING RESULT THROUGH HIGH MESH COUNT
PRINT 1 THROUGH 280 TO 305(110-120/cm) without extra viscosity
16 .ENERGY CONSUMPTION & Bill:
Energy Consumption and Bill can be drastically reduced.
Fusion 180 make possible to eliminate a gas or electrical belt dryer completely
due to the properties fusible just with one or two flash cure units within
4 seconds at temperature set-up 450ºF(232ºC)
Video illustrating curing process only with Flash Cure Unit is available on
fusion180ink.com or www.instagram.com/fusion180ink
17.SPACE: The elimination of belt dryer will save space on factory floor and convert
the space for other operational usage
** GAS FIRED OR ELECTRICAL BELT DRYER MAY BE NO LONGER NECESSARY **
18.DECREASE of PRODUCTION TIME and INCREASE of PRODUCTION RATE
Fusion 180 Ink will sharply decrease production time and increase productive
rate up to 1500 Impressions (Benchmark Plastisol -average 500) per an hour
19.FLUX OF VOC: In overall, very lower, 6 times lower than benchmark plastisol’s .
Fusion 180 Ink contains 9 times lower alcohol than Benchmark.
20 .QUICK & EASY COLOR MATCHING :
15 Pigment Based Color Matching System will allow printer to make quick &
easy color matching from small amount possible within 10 minutes.
without special training & experience and tool beside kitchen gram scale
and 500 gram scale with accuracy 1/100 or 1/1000 gram
21. TRANSFER PRINTING APPLICATION
Due to the easy release properties from media such as paper and polyester,
Fusion 180 Ink can be excellent choice for Transfer Printing Application
22. DIGITAL PRINT TRANSFER APPLICATION ON GARMENT
As new garment decorative trend( combined with color digital print and
plastisol print transfer) grows, Fusion 180 STANDARD,FUSION BOND AND
FUSION BOND FLEX Series White are outstanding coupling ink
as backing and transfer print and sustain the transferred colorful digital print for
any water washes
23. LOW TERMO-ACTIVATED and COLOR FADE RESISTANT PUFF
Fusion 180 FPP Puff Series k can be activated easily & fully
around 212 D.F (100º.C) and Puffed colors are strong color fade resistant.
24. EXTRA BRILLIANT FOIL GRADE METALLIC SILVER AND GOLD INK
FUSION 180 INK, FMT SERIES SILVER looks like MIRROR SILVER LOOK
FMT SERIES GOLD- Rich, Rich-Pale and Pale Gold are
Brilliant and tarnish resistant
25. PRINTABLE ON ULTRA HEAT SENSITIVE SUBSTRATES.
Printable on POLYPROPYLENE NON-WOVEN BAG without shrinkage
OTHER APPLICABLE INDUSTRIES.
- Decoration of Textile & Soft PVC Material Coating
2. Medical Products
3. Automotive Coating & Sealing for
3-1 Sound Insulating underbody coating
3-2 Chipping Phenomenon Prevention
3-3.Splash Noise Prevention
4. Building Materials
4-1.PVC Siding & Roofing Membrane
4-2.Frame-Door Window and Conservatory
4-3.Furnishing-PVC Floor & Wall Covering, Cushion Sheet, Tiles
5.Furniture : Imitation Leather
6.Electrical Products: Electrical Cables, Telephone & Data Cable
7.White Goods-: Door & Gaskets of Washing Machine,
Dish washer, Refrigerator, Freezer shelving
8.Clothing-Lamination : Apron, Table Cloth and others
9.Metal Plate Coating :
9-1.Construction Metal Coating –resistant to corrosiveness
9-2.Building Metal Plate Coating
10.Other Industrial Coating : Fish Line ,Tarpaulin, and on and on
CONTACT INFORMATION .
FUSION 180 INK,INC.
524 ROUTE 303, ORANGEBURG, NY 10962 USA.
Website : fusion180ink.com
E-mail : [email protected]
Phone No. : 1-800-788-9122 Mobile : 1-718-517-0131
Prepared by Inventor & Pres .Hac S. Kang 11/02/2021
INFORMATION ON DISPERSE DYE THERMO-MIGRATION FOR POLYESTER
DISPERSE DYE THERMO-MIGRATION and ULTRA-LOW THERMO FUSION
Since I got into the business of distributing and manufacturing Screen Printing Ink and Supply 1990,I noticed PVC based Plastisol Ink have exhibited so many significant environmental issues and limited application problems but All issues and problems were remained without solution until 2014.
Significant problems can be summarized as follows
- Disperse Dye Thermo-Migration related to substrates made with synthetic fibers (called as dye bleeding )
- High Fusion Temperature at between 320°F and 380°F—
Melting problems with synthetic substrates such as heat sensitive polyester,50/50, Tri-Blend, Nylon, Polypropylene and Vinyl
- Very High Energy Consumption
- Limited Adhesion-The addition of Catalyst issue and short pot life.
- Limited Application
- Rough Coverage-
- Weak Opacity
- Fiber Blockage
- Crawling specially on 50/50 Sweat Shirt
- Too High Surface Tension
- Very Thick Film Deposit
- Too Heavy Viscosity like Concrete
- Steady Viscosity Increase in storage(agglomeration and settling )
- Toxicity of PVC Plastisol Ink, Coating and various products-
1. Disperse Dye Thermo-Migration
In order to help for screen printer to correctly understand
Dye Thermo-Migration(Polyester Dye Bleeding) related to
the substrates of 100% Polyester, Polyester Blend, Polyester/Cotton,
I am going to state why we can’t avoid facing constantly serious Bleeding Problem
1-1. WHAT DOES DISPERSE DYE THERMO-MIGRATION (BLEEDING) MEAN ?
Exact description of DYE BLEEDING used in Textile Printing Industry is Disperse
Dye Thermo-Migration. Thermo-Migration is a general term, used to
describe the diffusion of disperse dyes out of dyed or printed fiber during
heat treatment and their accumulation on the fiber surface.
Thermo-migration is a complex phenomenon which can be governed by several
factors, namely, type of fiber, chemical constitution of disperse dye, disperse
content in substrate and applied Finishing Agents.
1-2. WHAT ARE DISPERSE DYES ?
Disperse dyes are dyes used to dye polyester fiber.
Disperse dyes are insoluble in water or slightly soluble in water
It has good sublime ability due to stable electronic arrangement which causes
considerable thermo-migration problem to textile embellishment with printing Ink.
1-3.IS DISPERSE DYE SUBJECT TO GAS FADING ?
Certain Blue and Violet dyes containing anthraquinone structure, which are
medium energy dye are subject to fading in presence of nitrous oxide made in
nature from various sources such as open gas fire and electric heat
1-4.WHAT CAUSE THERMO-MIGRATION OF DISPERSE DYES ?
There are four major factors to be considered
- Dye Energy Level.
A-1.Low Energy Dyes
Low molecule weight, small molecules, low polarity, good Affinity to
crystalline and hydrophobic polyester fiber,
rapid Dyeing Rate due to higher diffusion coefficients
But Poor Heat Resistance
Low energy dyes are most commonly used to dye polyester fiber
due to many considerable factors
It is possible to dye at water boiling temperature (212°F-100°C)
Maximum temperature to resist thermo-migration is 212°F-100°C
A-2.Medium Energy Dyes.
Medium molecule weight, medium polarity, moderate affinity
Moderate Heat Resistance
Maximum temperature to resist thermo-migration (290°F-140°C)
A-3.High Energy Dyes
High or large molecule weight, high-polarity, poor-affinity
(poor migration during dyeing)
Low Dyeing Rate Good Heat and Sublimation Fastness
Maximum temperature to resist thermo-migration is 320-360°F
- Dye Concentration on Dyed Fiber
Excessively concentrated Dye on fabric would cause dye bleeding
C. Temperature and Time of Thermal Heat Treatment.
C-1) Proper temperature of dye energy level
Low Energy Dye Dyed Fabric : 212°F(100°C) or lower
Medium Energy Dye Dyed Fabric 290°F(140°C) or lower
High Energy Dye Dyed Fabric 320-340°(160-180°C)
C-2) Pronged duration in fusion process encourages thermo-migration
effect. With increase in treatment time, dyes get more time for thermo-
migration from Interior to the fiber surface.
In fact, during post dyeing heat treatment to Polyester,
Several phenomena may take place simultaneously because dissolution
of the dye inside fiber, sublimation of dyes, migration of dyes from interior
to the surface. It seems from test result that migration of the dyes from
interior to surface dominated over two others.
D.Type of Finishing Agent and Their Concentrates.
The Presence of finishing agent accelerate migration of the Dyes
The amount of dye migration on to the surface of fiber due to post dyeing
heat treatment not only depends on to the temperature but also depends
on the type of finishing agents applied.
Mostly used finishing agents are silicone emulsion, amino silicone and
The finish itself also diffuse into the fiber at the higher temperature of
Diffusion of the finish causes a change in the micro structure of the fiber
which probably leads to higher free creation.
In such circumstance, Molecules in fiber will have great mobility to diffuse out
of the fiber and into the finish to the surface.
Therefore, The thermo-migration is highly dependent on the type of finish
applied to fabric.
The extent of migration is less in amino silicone compared to silicone emulsion
finished fabrics because silicone finish contains up to 10% surface active agent
whereas amino silicone contains very little.
Through the study of disperse dyes, disperse dye dyeing process and heat treatment,
Conclusion reaches no efficient methods to prevent thermo-migration from
manufacturers of disperse dye and disperse dye dyeing industry can be found in near
future. Hence, even though preventive measure is very limited, only printing ink
remains as last resources to encounter textile dye thermo-migration(dye bleeding ).
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR PLASTISOL INK TO PREVENT or BLOCK THE THERMO-
MIGRATION OUT OF THE SUBSTRATES made with POLYESTER, POLYESTER
BLEND & OTHER MAN-MADE FIBERS?
As explained of several factors which cause bleeding of disperse dyes and finish
As long as fiber is dyed with low energy dyes and finished with silicone emulsion finish agent, Printer always has to face and worry considerable bleeding problem when
printing substrates, 100% Polyester, Polyester Blend, Polyester/Cotton and other man-made fiber fabrics because the fusion temperature of current Inks is
320-340°F(160-170°C) Whereas, the temperature of thermo-migration of disperse dye and finish is far lower than ink fusion temperature
it was found from series of tests that thermo-migration of substrate dye began
lower than 180°F(82°C)
There may be possibility to block dye thermo-migration(dye-bleeding) problem
If man-made fiber is dyed with high energy dyes and finished with amino silicon and
amino acrylate finish as well as printing ink can be developed to be completely
fused/Cured lower than 212°F(100°C)
But Printing Ink fusible at lower than the temperature of thermo-migration of low
energy dyes and silicone finish can’t be developed due to the high molecular
weight of PVC Resins and Plasticizers in other words, which need very
high temperature heat treatment for complete fusion.
Gel temperature of Phthalate Free Plasticizers, Specially Eastman 168 DOTP mostly
used by Ink manufacturers is normally 10°F higher than Phthalate DINP Plasticizer
In order to solve the existing problems,
I have developed and perfected PVC Plastisol Ink lines differentiated from benchmark,
called as Fusion 180 Series, Fusible at between 190-240°F(87-115°C) by incorporating
the lowest temperature gel/fusion PVC polymers,100% active materials and special
technology which never have been used .
These PVC Plastisol Whites showed outstanding and effective result to sustain
thermo-migration of substrates, 100% Polyester, Polyester Blends,
Also,PVC alternative Plastisol Ink (called as SUPERO FUSION FLASH Plastisol)
designed to be completely fusible between 190 and 240°F(87°-115°C) has been created
and perfected since 2000.
However, Test results exhibited even this lowest temperature fusible ink is not still
fully exempt from thermo-migration problem with the presence of very low energy dyes
such as certain Black, Blue, Green, Reds(Red 2B) and Violet as well as most real low
energy sublimation dyes used for water base digital ink..
More than 200 disperse dyes are available on market, but no one component
black and green disperse dye are available yet.
Black and Green colors are made with the mixture of various color dyes.
Accordingly, It seems Completely Blocking Bleeding on disperse dye dyed man-
made textile garments printed with current Ink which are highly priced Is still on certain
IS THERE ANY BETTER INK AVAILABLE TO HOLD EFFECTIVELY DYE
THERMO-MIGRATION FOR LONG PERIODS ?
There are excellent answers to eliminate or sustain thermo-migration problem
for longer periods
Superb Thermo-Migration Resistance of Fusion 180-185 White as well as Fusion
180-BIO-CON-618 as underlay or blocker of bleeding to most polyester substrate have
been confirmed through over 8 month comparison test with many expensive poly whites
offered by competing companies which have been being used by printer.
Fusion 180 Ink –BIO-CON-185 White has shown a little weak bleed resistance on real
low energy disperse Green and Red 2B dye dyed polyester fabrics.
In order to solve stinky and stridulous problems, different R & D is ongoing.
So many plastisol Ink colors instead of grey ink recommended by many ink
manufacturers were tested to find color which may be able to suppress dye bleeding.
through formulation and reformulation and test and retest over two months,
Fusion 180 –BIO-CON-618 FLAG RED were found as most
formidable dye bleeding blocking Underlay .
WHY DOES PLASTISOL WHITE INK CHANGE TO YELLOWISH SHADE WITH
THERMAL FUSION PROCESS ?
When PVC Plasitol Ink is heated to 320-340°F(160-170°C), Chlorine and Hydrogen
In molecules (PVC RESIN) are eliminated and is formed in Hydro-Chloride Gas(HCI) .
When Titanium Dioxide(White Pigment),Titanium Substitute and filler are exposed to Hydro-Chloride Gas(HCI), White Color changes to yellowish shade.
In order to stabilize Hydro-Chloride elimination, various heat stabilizers such Zinc Oxide, ESO and others are used in plastisol ink formulation, but HCI is not completely preventive because once such decomposition starts, unstable structures are formed, which further accelerate HCI elimination.
WHY IS LOW-TEMPERATURE FUSIBLE PLASTISOL SO IMPORTANT
(HEALTH AND TOXICITY ISSUE) ?
Beside the issues of color shade change and dye thermo-migration with current high temperature fusible plastisol ink, most important thing we have overlooked since about 1970 may be the serious threat to both human and environmental health.
As discussed above, when PVC Plastisol is heated up to high temperature for FUSION PROCESS , Hydrogen and Chlorine in the molecules of PVC resin are eliminated
Once such decomposition starts, unstable structures are formed in molecule, which further accelerate HCI elimination and decomposition and is formed in
hydro chloride gas(HCI)-Unavoidable Byproducts of PVC ,which is considered as Dioxin, categorized as a group 1 Carcinogen by The International Agency for Research on Cancer(IARC), a branch of World Health Organization (WHO). .
Carcinogenicity of HCI to human being, has been known since about 1970
when Pier Luigi Viola of The Regina Elena Institute for cancer Research in Rome found the evidence of HCI-cancer link in research for SOLVAY plant in Italy.
Dioxin is created during all phases of PVC production as well as its disposal by incineration or accidental fire.
In order to prevent or minimize hydrogen and chlorine elimination from PVC Plastisol Ink during heat treatment, the fusible temperature should be much lower than 320°F(160°C).
Since we found the fact, which PVC has irreparably harmed the health of many thousands of workers related to PVC production and process,
I have been concentrating effort on R & D since 2000 to develop ultra low thermo- fusible PVC plastisol ink as well as PVC alternative plastisol coating and ink.
All our PVC Plastisol Inks are formulated to be completely cured at between
190-260°F(87-126°C) and all PVC alternative Plastisol Inks are formulated to be
completely fused at 212-240°F(100-116°C) as well.
Hopefully, The information would be helpful for many printers to understand the reason why ultra low thermo-fusible ink is so important.
Should you have further information, please feel free to contact us.
Contact Name : Hac S.kang
E-mail : [email protected]
Phone : 1-718-517-0131(cell) 1-800-788-9122(toll free)
Applicant: Fusion 180 Ink Inc./
General Chemical Supply Corp
600 Bradley Hill Road, Bldg. 2
Blauvelt, NY 10913
Attention: Hac S. Kang
E‐Mail: [email protected]
Sample Description as Declared :
Description : Cured Plastisol Ink On Textile
Color : White, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Red Date Received / Date Test Started : June 23, 2017/ June 26, 2017
For and on behalf of
Intertek Products Group North America:
Chemical Testing Laboratories
Total Lead Content in Paints and Surface Coatings per Section 101 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
Test Method: CPSC‐CH‐E1003‐09.1 by compositing
Requirement: Paint and other similar surface coatings may not contain more than 0.009% lead by weight or 90 ppm.
For composite testing, a “safety factor” of 80% is applied, as suggested by the CPSC Test Method: CPSC‐ CH‐E1003‐09.1. Applying the “safety factor” reduces the lead limit from 90 ppm to 72 ppm.
|Composite Result (ppm)||Potential results per
individual component (ppm)
|Limit with safety
|Component Number||Component Description|
Conclusion: When tested as specified, the submitted sample(s) does comply with the CPSIA Section 101 requirements for lead in paints and surface coatings.
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act,Sec.108
Phthalate Content – 3 Phthalates
Test Method: CPSC‐CH‐C1001‐09.3, composite
Requirements: Toys and child care articles may not contain more than 0.1% by weight or 1000 ppm each of Bis‐2‐ethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP).
For composite testing, a “safety factor” of 80% is applied, as suggested by the CPSC. Applying the “safety factor” reduces the phthalate limit from 0.1% (or 1000 ppm) to
0.08% (or 800 ppm).
Test Results: Unit: %
|component Number||Component Description|
Conclusion: The submitted toy and / or childcare article(s) does comply with the limit for the Phthalates as specified in Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
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