Rather than sell a line of inks with a “One size fits all” approach, we work closely with each customer to design an ink for their specific needs. We routinely sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to protect the confidentiality of any information they disclose to us. After perusing our website, we encourage you to call us to discuss your application.



Security Dyes – Powder Form

inkDye Powders for Security Inks – Some customers have ink chemists on their staff, and prefer to buy just the dye powder, which they will formulate into their proprietary ink. Some of the considerations in selecting a dye for security inks are:

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pH of the ink vehicle – should be as close to neutral as possible. Acidic of basic environments will de-activate the dye.

Absorptivity – more absorptive dyes yield the desired result with lower concentrations and thereby impart less color to the ink.
Visible light transmission (VLT) – some applications require good VLT, and our dyes are industry leaders in this regard.

Some of the dye powders used in security inks are:
IR Dye 1310 – desired for its’ good absorptivity above 900 nm and good VLT.
IR Dye 1410 – excellent solubility in most ink vehicles.
IR Dye 2066 – can be used in lower concentrations, contributing less color.

Other dyes can be used in security inks, depending on the needs of the application.



Infrared Security Inks:

IR Ink Transparent Green

Data Sheet
MSDS Sheet

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Physical Properties:

Color: Transparent Light Green
Physical state: viscous liquid, mild odor – combustible
Boiling range: 156°C – 215°C
Evaporation rate: slower than diethyl ether
Density: 8.1 – 9.0 lbs.
Per gallon Vapor density: heavier than air
Voc content of material: 40.0 to 70.0% by weight or 565 – 645 grams per liter
Voc content minus water: 565 – 645 grams per liter
Flash point: >49°C , OSHA class II
DOT: combustible liquid
Explosive limits: unknown

AG IR Ink Transparent Light Green – broadly blocks infrared energy from 800 to 1100 nm, while still providing excellent visible light transmission. By modifying the concentration of the infrared dye, the infrared blocking needs can be balanced with you visible light transmission needs. Your Adam, Gates chemist will work with you to develop a formulation to meet your needs. To further meet your needs, this dye can be made available in a broad range of colors.

Cost Effectiveness – By working with your Adam, Gates chemist, we can develop inks which exactly meet your needs at the lowest cost of any inks on the market.

Available Liquid Screen TRANSPARENT colors:

IR Ink
Blocks, NM
Light Green 800 to 1100
Light Yellow 800 to 1100
Light Blue 800 to 1100
Light Red 800 to 1100
Light Orange 800 to 1100
Light Purple 800 to 1100
Light Gold 800 to 1100
Light Gray 800 to 1100

Near Infrared Coatings

Security Coatings – As with security inks, we
work closely to custom design coatings for your application. We routinely sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to protect the confidentiality of any information they disclose to us. After perusing our website, we encourage you to call us to discuss your application.