Product Information Bulletin 50120WOA Wilflex Oasis™ Retarder Gel Recommended Parameters Fabric Types Wilflex™ Oasis Retarder Gel is an additive designed to extend the screen life of Oasis inks. Refer to Oasis base PIB. Highlights ffExtends the screen life of Oasis inks helping to prevent ink drying in the screen. Printing Tips ffRecommended for use with Oasis inks at a rate of 1%, up to 3% max by weight. Additions above 3% may reduce wash fastness of the print. Compliance Counts: Refer to Oasis base PIB. Tension: Refer to Oasis base PIB. Squeegee Durometer: Refer to Oasis base PIB. Edge: Refer to Oasis base PIB. Stroke: Refer to Oasis base PIB. Angle: Refer to Oasis base PIB. *Do not use excess squeegee pressure. ffNon-PVC, non-phthalate. ffFor compliance certifications, please visit www.wilflex.com/compliance. ! Mesh Precautions ffMost substrates are suitable for printing; however, fibers which possess a low surface adhesion (e.g. polypropylene, silk, polyamide or wool) will require special care during drying and cure processes. Test all fabrics for color fixation and wash fastness before starting any production runs. ffPerform fusion tests before production. Failure to cure ink properly may result in poor wash fastness, inferior adhesion and unacceptable durability. Ink flash temperatures should be measured on the ink surface using an infrared thermometer sensor. Ink cure temperatures should be measured using a Thermoprobe placed directly in the wet ink film (printed) and verified on the production run substrate(s) and production equipment. It is the responsibility of the printer to determine that the correct ink has been selected for a specific substrate and the application processes meet your customer’s standards or specifications. ffTo avoid ink interaction in the image area, verify that the screen mesh is clean of previous ghost images. The image area must be clean and de-hazed. ffExcess additions of Oasis additives into Oasis inks may adversely affect ink properties. ffContainers must maintain air-tight seal when not in use. ffNON-CONTAMINATION OF OASIS INKS: Do not add or mix non-Oasis inks, additives or extenders with Oasis inks. All buckets, palette knives, stirring apparatus, squeegees, flood bars and screens must be cleaned properly and free of phthalates and PVC containing inks. Non-phthalate emulsions and pallet adhesives must be used. Failure to follow these precautions may cause phthalate contamination in violation of consumer protection laws and regulations. ffAny application not referred in this product information bulletin should be pre-tested or consultation sought with Wilflex Technical Services Department prior to printing. ffEmail: email@example.com Water-Resistant Stencil Direct: Refer to Oasis base PIB. Capillary/Thick Film: N/A Off Contact: Refer to Oasis base PIB. Emulsion-over-Mesh: Refer to Oasis base PIB. Flash & Cure Temperatures Flash: Refer to Oasis base PIB. Cure: Refer to Oasis base PIB. Pigment Loading WPC: N/A *All percentages listed at % by weight. Oasis Additives Add into Oasis inks at a rate of 1%. Do not exceed 3% max. *All percentages listed at % by weight. Storage 37-104°F (3-40°C) Use within one year of manufacture date. Keep containers sealed at all times. Clean Up Warm Soap Water (Tap) Gentle Pressure Health & Safety 50120WOA Wilflex Oasis™ Retarder Gel :: 08.2014v1 MSDS: www.polyone.com or Contact your local CSR. ® Wilflex™ inks by PolyOne. www.wilflex.com/pib WATERBASE ADDITIVE ©2013 PolyOne Corporation All Rights Reserved. Effective 5/05/2013. Not all Wilflex products are available in every country. The information in this publication is based on information and experience believed reliable. Since many factors may affect processing for an application, processors must carry out their own tests and experiments to confirm suitability for intended use. You must make your own determination of suitability for your intended use and environmental acceptability, the safety and health of your employees, and purchasers of your product.