Thursday, January 26, 2012

THE PERFECT FRAME ADHESIVE - Part 2


RhinoBond Instant Frame Adhesive with Activator (Primer)
 Part 2 of our Frame Adhesive story continues with RhinoBond that is an Instant Frame Adhesive available in a Variety of Grades. The grades include:  1) Performance – that is the highest grade of frame adhesive on the market today. It is used to bond mesh to screen when stretching at a very high tension of 
40 Newtons +; 

2) Economy – this a cost saving frame adhesive  that also has bonding power of up to 30+ Newtons. Use this product when performance grade tensile strength isn’t paramount;

3) Toughened - this is the most widely-used grade of frame adhesive used. It has been designed specifically for the textile industry when screens are being stretched at approximately 25 Newtons.  This product also has greater flexibility than the Economy and Performance grades.

Additional characteristics of RhinoBond:
Cures at the Speed of Light – when the frame adhesive has been applied to mesh and frame and then sprayed with an aerosol or pump spray activator (primer), RBP 1500, the adhesive will cure within 10-30 seconds dependent on the grade of product used (Performance, Economy, Toughened). The frame can be used immediately.

Durability – the adhesive creates a permanent bond when bonding mesh to frame; it is abrasion resistant and stands up under wear and tear during the daily reclaiming of a screen for reuse (using chemical screen and press wash). RhinoBond can be removed with a frame adhesive remover like ARP 2600.

The Minimal or Low Odor Factor – what can we say about this other than it is important that a screen maker NOT be overwhelmed with an odor-producing product, so viola! RhinoBond has a very low odor.

Multiple Viscosities – RhinoBond is available in a range of viscosities from  thin to  thick viscosities. For example the lower the product number (RBA5) the thinner it is and the easier it is to penetrate through high mesh counts.  The higher the product number (RBA900) the thicker the product and   the easier it is to penetrate low mesh counts (25-85) as the frame adhesive will fill the open areas between the threads to offer a secure bond.

For screen makers who don’t inventory multiple viscosities, the most versatile and widely-used product on the market available today is a 100 cPs (viscosity) product offered by RhinoTech. This is a middle of the road frame adhesive that works on most commonly used mesh counts, 110-260, in the textile screen printing industry.

Contact Greg @ 941-232-6892; view the range of one and two-part frame adhesives at www.rhinotechinc.com; call 888-717-4466 or info@rhinotechinc.com and request a free sample. For up-to-the-minute industry news, follow us at www.facebook.com/rhinotech; www.twitter.com/rhinomitemn; www.youtube.com/rhinotechcompany and lean the "how-to of all things screen printing - direct from the shop floor to you.

Friday, January 20, 2012

THE PERFECT FRAME ADHESIVE - Part 1


 It is not a speculation to say that every screen printer strives to uncover  the perfect FRAME ADHESIVE. So how do you choose a frame adhesive without hours and hours of research, sampling, trial and error? Do you rely on manufacturers, sales reps, word-of-mouth? The answer is YES, yes and YES.

And in this case, it is the infinite practical experiences of our very own screen printers who, when  newbies in the textile screen printing industry, eventually turned into entrepreneurial manufacturers to perfect a flawless blend for themselves. In doing so, the world-wide screen printing industry continues to benefit from the use of both one and two-part frame adhesives that deliver unparalleled, enduring bonds of mesh to screen printing frames  (of all types). And, in the process, have removed the questions about which frame adhesive to use. The first one we'll introduce that has proven to be a market and industry game changer is RhinoMite, a two-part frame adhesive. Outstanding features include:

Durability – this adhesive creates a permanent bond when bonding mesh to frame; it is abrasion resistant and stands up under wear and tear during the daily reclaiming of a screen for reuse (using chemical screen and press wash). RhinoMite can be removed with a frame adhesive remover like ARP 2600.

Flexibility  – designed so that during use under squeegee pressure, the frame adhesive  won’t release from the frame.  And this characteristic is important to ensure its long lasting durability.

The Minimal or Low Odor Factor – what can we say about this other than it is important that a screen maker  NOT be overwhelmed with an odor-producing product, so viola! RhinoMite has a very low odor.

Red or Clear Color – RhinoMite is available in either color at the prerogative of screen printer who either wants to see the adhesive as it is applied on the frame or not.

Long Pot Life – this is especially critical and, unlike other products that have a short 1 – 3 hour pot life, RhinoMite Frame Adhesive can be used up to 5 days after catalyzed when properly sealed in an air tight container.  You get the benefits of a product easy to work with over a period of time with less waste of adhesive, money and time.

Variety of Viscosities – this is important when a screen maker is using many different grades of mesh counts. Because RhinoMite Frame Adhesive is available in 15, 17 and 19% solids content,  the thinner the adhesive the easier it is to penetrate through the weave of high mesh counts (305 and higher) to enable a thorough, superior bond to frame.
 
All product information can be:  viewed and ordered directly on-line @ www.rhinotechinc.com Take advantage of RhinoMoney discount. Get Free Freight when a $50 order is placed for delivery in contiguous U.S. (see specifications @www.rhinotechinc.com).  Find us @ facebook.com/rhinotech; twitter.com/rhinomitemn; rhinoblast.blogspot.com; youtube.com/rhinotechcompany (new training videos to be broadcast in February. Contact us at info@rhinotechinc.com; 888.717.4466, 651.686-5027.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Magical Screen Printing Screen Stretching Systems and Degreaser!



The RhinoStretch Pneumatic Bar System is the only stretching system available that enables continuous corner softening capabilities throughout the tensioning process. The Model 300 is available in both Table Top and Floor Standing versions that have been designed with precision, speed and accuracy in mind with the ability to handle small frames up to size 36” x 36”. This system enables the fabric tension to be stabilized on the entire frame. Separate regulators and gauges allow complete adjustment in the weft and warp, maintaining repeatable uniform tension – screen after screen. Each stretcher is custom built with high quality materials that assure long lasting service. Additional features: 3 Stroke with a 2" Cylinder Bore,  Stainless steel shaft,  Flexible locking bar design,  Fabric softening under tension, Easy frame size adjustment,  Fabric anti-slip locking bar, Pre-bows frame,  Independent regulators, Operates on low air pressure.


RhinoClean™ GREEN²™ Degreaser DGG² 2200™  is a  biodegradable degreaser, a non-abrasive fabric treatment that acts like a wetting agent for use on all synthetic and wire screen mesh. It provides an even sheeting of water for complete uniform stencil adhesion, improves film lamination and bonding of direct photo emulsions. It can be used before each stencil preparation;   used alone or mixed 1:4 with water.

All product information can be viewed on-line @ www.rhinotechinc.com along with ability to order directly from website. Take advantage of RhinoMoney discount opportunity and free freight when a $50 order is placed for delivery in contiguous U.S. (see specifications @ www.rhinotechinc.com).  Find us @ facebook.com/rhinotech; twitter.com/rhinomitemn; youtube.com/rhinotechcompany. Contact us at info@rhinotechinc.com; 888.717.4466, 651.686-5027.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Linkedin with You?

RhinoTech in Dubrovnik, Croatia

RhinoTech is officially up on Linkedin via our Marketing Director, Shelley Markus (your patience is appreciated as we slowly learn how to navigate this new site). Please extend an invite so that we can connect with you, learn your needs and dislikes, offer assistance. And we can help you sample and acquire primary adhesives like RhinoBond and RhinoMite that are a screen printers first choice, RhinoClean Green products and affordable equipment that you require to run a profitable and efficient business.

In an attempt to provide as much hands-on help as possible, we've just completed a new series of "How-To" videos that will be up on youtube.com/rhinotechcompany in February (sans Greg's hat to the consternation of may viewers). And that's just a few weeks away! In the meantime, these videos remain up-to-date regarding the practical, profitable way to screen print.

Find us at facebook.com/rhinotech; call us at 651-686-5027 ext. 1 or 2, 888-717-4466; twitter.com/rhinomitemn.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Beautiful Sand Cay/BVI Surprises Unsuspecting Victims...er...Visitors.


                        (visitor recuperating after multitude of stickers removed from feet)

Dazzling sand and effervescent, blue/green waters surrounding Sand Cay in the BVI beckon and intoxicate its victims.. rather visitors. While trying to navigate to the beach landing, the waves come close to tossing the unsuspecting dinghy passengers overboard. But then the crazy landing is made only to be torpedoed headlong into the surf and sand where you emerge with a few million particles of the fine substance embedded in your head.  Your friends emerge from the exploring the tiny island with a hundred stickers in their feet. Bye bye man-eating island! We won’t be fooled again!

888.717.4466 or  651.686.5027 x 2