Thermostatic dyes have been formulated to meet stringent customer approval test programs for numerous industries. Conformance has been achieved for diverse Thermostatic Printing® applications such as alpine skis, washing machine lids, dental probes, laptop computers, medical products and many more. Test methods include:
Abrasion, Cross Hatch, Flexibility.
UV Color Retention, Heat Aging, Heat Resistance, Humidity/Temperature Cycling.
Grease, Detergent, Salt Fog, Stains, Solvents, Sweat, Oil of Olay.
Polymer substrates and coatings used in Thermostatic Printing® include polyester, polycarbonate, ABS/PC blends, melamine, nylon, fiberglass, acrylic and epoxies.