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is there a printable vinyl that resists high heat?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by gabagoo, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    requirement is that it must withstand 350 degrees Celcisu or 660 farenheit. Even if there was such a product how would the ink fair? laminate?
     
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    Is that a constant temperature or just a max? I'd say cast with cast lam should hold up.
     
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  3. papabud

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    they make high temp vinyl used on things like brake calipers and rims
     
  4. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    will look into that
     
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    player Major Contributor

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    What is the ignition point of vinyl? Those temperatures are really high.
     
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    PVC melts between 212 and 500 degrees, depending on the additives. Heat distortion begins at 140 degrees.

    Brake wrap vinyl claims to withstand 400 degrees.
     
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    was going to post similar question, would there be any sort of vinyl where you would be able to blow torch it to get burnt effect, like you have on wooden barrels etc, not talking getting it to burn deep, but getting burnt effect on vinyl cut out that would withstand the heat to do lettering etc ?
     
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    Reflective vinyl is commonly used on calipers. It can withstand much higher heat that normal vinyl
     
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    I can say with almost certainty that 350 degrees is too hot for any vinyl I know of. We've been dealing with an issue where dump truck graphics wrapped on smooth side beds were burned/scorched due to hauling excessively hot loads of asphalt. We were using 3M IJ-180 and after 3-6 months the graphics looked like they were scorched and had been on the truck for 10 years. We found a way to add an insulator to the bed between the vinyl and the bed - so far the first 4-5 trucks we've done are holding up beautifully.

    But no, 350 degrees is too hot for anything for any kind of duration - think about it, your car's engine temp is usually right around 210 degrees and you know how hot that is...how in the world would a plastic or PVC material possibly hold up to hotter that with any kind of longevity???
     
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    Aside OP i was looking at vinyl that could be used similarly to this this video just instead using bbq ligther torch for say 10 seconds, but ive no idea what vinyl and torch temps would be as not to get it melted or burnt,if its actually possible.
     
  12. Gino

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    When vinyl is heated to these kinda temperatures, are they not giving off toxic fumes ??
     
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