Can you suggest a typical formulation for an acrylate-based fabric printing ink ?
When selecting an aqueous, acrylate-based dispersion for fabric printing, one of the most important point to consider is the type of fabric involved. Cotton fabric require different inks from non-wovens, because of their different water absorption. For non-wovens, the following formulation can be recommended : 70% butyl acrylate, 27% methyl methacrylate and 3% N-methylolacrylamide. The dispersion contains 45% solids and the mean particle size is 0,25 micron. Appropriate emulsifiers should be used.