Tygon® Ink 1000

Ultra Chemical Resistant Tubing for UV Ink Transfer Applications

For UV inks in particular, UV blocking properties is an industry standard. Tygon® Ink 1000 tubing from Saint-Gobain has shown over an accelerated testing period that it can maintain the ink integrity with our patented technology, making it an ideal candidate for the UV market.

In the ink transfer space, chemical compatibility and flexibility are two of the most important criteria for ensuring satisfactory performance. Tygon® Ink 1000 was engineered to deliver premium performance in environments where UV inks are used such as digital printing and 3D printing applications. This product has been tested with a variety of diluents (IBOA, VMOX, HDDA, etc.) and has shown excellent chemical resistance properties over an extended testing phase.

Features & Benefits

  • Outstanding chemical resistance to small acrylic monomers
  • Flexibility
  • UV blocking
  • Low extractable levels
  • Long service life
     

Typical Applications

  • Digital printing
  • Inkjet printing
  • Wide format printing
  • Packaging printing
  • 3D printing

Specifications

Inner Diameter in (mm) Outer Diameter in (mm) Wall Thickness in (mm) Minimum Bend Radius in (mm) Maximum Working Pressure Psi (Bar) Vacuum Rating inHg (mmHg)
0.118 (3) 0.197 (5) 0.039 (1) 0.375 (9.5) 131 (9) 29.9 (760)
0.126 (3.2) 0.252 (6.4) 0.039 (1) 0.25 (6.4) 168 (11.6) 29.9 (760)
0.157 (4) 0.236 (6) 0.039 (1) 0.625 (15.9) 107 (7.4) 29.9 (760)
0.189 (4.8) 0.315 (8) 0.039 (1) 0.625 (15.9) 122 (8.4) 29.9 (760)
0.236 (6) 0.315 (8) 0.039 (1) 0.75 (19.1) 75 (5.2) 29.9 (760)

Physical Properties

Durometer Hardness Shore A (Shore D) 90
Tensile Strength Psi (Mpa) 16.1 (2330)
Ultimate Elongation 470
Tear Resistance, Ib-f/in (kN/m) 525 (0.06)
Specific Gravity 0.91
Water Absorption 0.067
Maximum Recommended Operating Temp °F (°C) 131 (55)

Characteristics

Markets
  • Digital Printing

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