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LIQUID LAMINATES CLEAR ULTRAVIOLET-PROTECTIVE COATINGS
ClearShield liquid coatings offer industry leading UV- protection, chemical resistance and mar resistance. Our state of the art UV-inhibitors and HALS (hindered amine light stabilizers) provide superior protection for less. Long term UV stability is dependent on many factors including coating thickness, type of ink used, and the type of substrate coated. ClearShield Liquid Coatings.
ClearShield Liquid Coatings offer the same protection as film laminates while saving as much as 60% in production costs. UV-protection, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance and flexibility are just some of the benefits of protecting digital prints with ClearShield Liquid Coatings. To ensure maximum protection, our coatings are specifically formulated for a variety of inks and applications such as banners, truck side curtains, fine art prints and vehicle graphics. For wall covering applications, try our newest formulation, ClearShield Wall Armor, which is Type II Certified for commercial applications. For more information on the StarLam, ClearShield Wall Armor, or any of ourClearShield coatings, visit us online at www.marabu-northamerica.com.
What are clear coatings and liquid laminates?
Clear coatings, also called liquid laminates, are an inexpensive way to protect your prints, fine art, signs, banners, awnings and other products. Liquid laminates are cost-effective, easy to apply, and do not require extensive equipment.
Marabu liquid laminates feature the most current innovations in ultraviolet light absorbers and light stabilizers that offer protection for many products. Use liquid laminates for:
• Digital inkjet output
• Printed and airbrushed products
• Traditional signage and graphic art applications
Our clear coatings, ClearShield and ClearJet, are premium grade, high- performance products. We created them specially to:
• Protect inks from ultraviolet exposure
• Protect inks from abrasion and marring
• Provide resistance to chemicals and water
Four major benefits of clear coatings...
1. Clear coatings protect ink.
In digital printing, inks are applied as a thin film that must be protected from a number of hazards:
• Abrasion and marring
• Wind, rain, and wind-borne particles
• UV exposure (fading)
ClearShield and ClearJet give you the protection you need.
2. Clear coatings enhance the color.
Clear coats enhance the visual appearance of ink.
They heighten the color and increase the color density.
3. Clear coatings protect e-stats and thermal transfers.
ClearShield and ClearJet protect e-stat printed materials against abrasion and are flexible enough for banners and for vehicle graphics. They will contour for application over rivets.
ClearShield and Original ClearJet protect thermal transfers.
4. Clear coatings benefit traditional materials, too.
Traditional materials like painted surfaces and vinyl signage also benefit from liquid lamination. Clear coats cut down on peeling by sealing the edges of vinyl graphics and lettering.
Liquid laminates can significantly increase the life expectancy of plastic. Vinyl is protected without losing its flexibility. Marabu's coatings also enhance the visual appearance of many products by enhancing the intensity of colors and making signs and banners look more unified and smooth.