Applications

Swada Recommendations By Application
  • Plastics

    Plastics come in a variety of forms and both thermoset and thermoplastic types, formed in a wide-variety of ways can be pigmented with fluorescent pigments to give a brilliant effect.
  • PVC, PU, Silicone & Plastisol

    These are plastics systems which require more complex processing but these can also be pigmented with Swada daylight fluorescent pigments.
  • Paper Coating

    The coating of white paper with a fluorescent coating achieves the brightest possible result in this medium and provides a background for a variety of applications where high visual impact is required.
  • Water-borne Paints and Coatings

    Given the very wide range of coatings technology available to the paint formulator today, we can only provide a very simple overview of the best products we have to offer.
  • Solvent-borne Paints and Coatings

    Given the very wide range of coatings technology available to the paint formulator today, we can only provide a very simple overview of the best products we have to offer.
  • Aerosols

    Bright distinctive fluorescent colours provided in aerosol form have become an essential requirement of the construction and maintenance sector and are popular in graphic arts applications.
  • Textile Printing

    Fashion trends dictate that almost every other year fluorescent inks become very popular, particular for printed garments such as leisure and sportswear.
  • Offset Litho

    Offset lithography is a process used for printing on a flat surface, using printing plates. An image is transferred to a printing plate, which can be made of a variety of materials such as metal or paper.
  • Gravure Inks

    Gravure is a printing method in which an image is applied to a printing substrate by use of a metal plate mounted on a cylinder. Unlike other processes, gravure uses a depressed or sunken surface for the desired image.
  • Screen Inks

    The principle of screen printing or silk screening involves the technique of applying an ink blocking stencil to a screen (either constructed of silk, synthetic or metallic material).
  • Flexographic Inks

    Flexography is a printing process which uses a raised rubber or photopolymer plate with a rubber fountain roller or engraved chrome or ceramic anilox roller to carry ink to the plate.
  • Other

    Daylight fluorescent pigments can be used in a wide variety of other applications not covered here.