Ulano Screen Making Products

Stencil Treatment

Completely exposed water resistant stencils for discharge textile, and ceramic inks should not need an extra hardener if they are completely exposed. Complete exposure means all the stensitizer has been crosslinked with the emulsion achieving all the water resistance it was designed to have.

Ulano stencil hardeners penetrate the stencil and form an additional chemical bond with the mesh that stencil removers cannot break. This means you should not expect to reclaim your mesh after applying a hardener. Under exposed stencils are effected even more than properly exposed stencils.

Hardener D - for Durability

Tech Data Sheet Product Fact Sheet MSDS

Hardener D is a liquid stencil hardener that can be used with all Ulano water resistant stencils (including 925WR, TZ, LX-630, LX-660 AND QTX®.), but was formulated for use with QT-DISCHARGE direct emulsion. Hardners improve durability and water resistance by creating an additional chemical bond with the mesh. For industrial use only.

You should not expect to reclaim your mesh after applying a hardener. Hardeners penetrate the stencil and form an additional chemical bond with the mesh that stencil removers cannot break. Ulano hardeners can be used with other textile emulsions, but will make stencil removal more difficult and may embrittle the stencil.

    AVAILABILITY
  • QHARDENER X 1 quart (0.946 liters) 12 per case
  • GHARDENER X 1 gallon (3.785 liters) 4 per case -Ships Hazardous
    PRODUCT DATA
  • Flash point: not applicable
  • Color: Red
  • VOC: not applicable
  • pH value: 9
  • TLV: Hydrochloric acid, TWA CL 5 ppm
  • HMIS ratings: Health: 1 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 0
  • Shelf life: 1 year at 68ºF (20ºC)
  • For industrial use only.

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: APPLY HARDENER D
Wear gloves, goggles, and protective clothing. Make a stencil with QT-DISCHARGE direct emulsion. Dry the screen and stencil. Apply Hardener D to both sides of the screen with a soft-bristled brush, a sponge, or a work rag.
Step 2: ALLOW HARDENER D TO DRY Let Hardener D dry at room temperature, without the use of a fan. Drying time will depend on the relative humidity, but may take up to one hour under high humidity conditions. Thorough drying allows time for the QT-DISCHARGE stencil to absorb the Hardener D and for Hardener D to evaporate from the open areas of the stencil. Any remaining Hardener D residue in open areas of the screen will usually open up after several prints, or can be removed with solvents. OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL DRYING TIME The water resistance of QT-DISCHARGE will be improved by allowing the screen to dry for a full 24 hours at room temperature, ? 68º F. (20º C.).
OPTIONAL HEAT CURING
Drying Hardener D in heat will increase its water resistance. The higher the heat and the longer the dwell time, the greater will be the water resistance of the stencil. Suggested settings/dwell times: 100º F. (40º C.) for 3 hours; 140º F. (60º C.) for 1 hour
CAUTION
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear gloves, goggles, and protective clothing.
Disposal
Hardener D can generally be washed down drains and is biodegradable in adapted waste-water treatment facilities, but this should be verified with a review of the Material Safety Data Sheet with local authorities.

Hardener X


Product Fact Sheet Tech Data Sheet MSDS

Hardener X is a post-exposure and processing, liquid screen stencil hardener which improves the stencil durability of textile direct emulsions, including 925WR, TZ, LX-630, LX-660 AND QTX®. For industrial use only.

You should not expect to reclaim your mesh after applying a hardener. Hardeners penetrate the stencil and form an additional chemical bond with the mesh that stencil removers cannot break. Ulano hardeners can be used with other textile emulsions, but will make stencil removal more difficult and may embrittle the stencil.

    AVAILABILITY
  • QHARDENER D 1 quart (0.946 liters) 12 per case
  • GHARDENER D 1 gallon (3.785 liters) 4 per case -Ships Hazardous
  • 5GHARDENER D 5 gallons (18.927 liters) -Ships Hazardous
  • 50GHARDENER D 50 gallons (189.25 liters) -Ships Hazardous

INSTRUCTIONS

Hardener X is applied to both sides of the screen with a soft bristled brush or sponge after the stencil has been properly exposed, washed out and thoroughly dried. Blot excess solution from the image area.

Allow the screen to cure for 24 hours at room temperature. To accelerate the curing process, the screen can be exposed to heat, not exceeding 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees centigrade), for one hour.

HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION

Hardener X is for industrial use only and should be used only in well ventilated areas. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and clothing. Hardener X may be harmful if swallowed. Wear rubber gloves and eye goggles. Avoid contact with the skin. Wash hands promptly after use.


FIRST AID
CALL A PHYSICIAN AT ONCE.
Eye Flush immediately with water for at least 20 minutes. External-flush exposed areas with water for 15 minutes.
Internal Rinse mouth with bicarbonate of soda and drink large quantities of water. Do not induce vomiting.