APV’s tread striping inks are offered in both water-based and solvent-based chemistries for various rubber substrates. The inks are typically used in OEM after the tire tread is extruded in an uncured state and functions to mark the centerline of the tread or to provide color coded stripes for identification purposes. Tread striping ink is also incorporated in other rubber manufacturing processes including the production of automotive belts, sheet rubber, and industrial hose and tubing.
Offered in a variety of colors and viscosity ranges, the formulations are engineered to remain solid and bright, even after curing, and do not produce mold fouling. Solvent-based formulations are co-curable, fast drying and contain no hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Water-based formulations are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and comply with EPA guidelines.
APV has a full-service engineering team for customized equipment design and installation.
APV’s Beugler Wheel® striping system consists of a bottle of tread striping ink with a Beugler Wheel® cap. The bottle is placed upside down in a holder with the Beugler Wheel® cap against the tread. As the tread moves, it rotates the wheel allowing it to pick up the ink inside the bottle and transfer it evenly onto the tread. The Beugler Wheel® heads are available in a variety of sizes and pitches to allow different stripping widths and transfer amounts.
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