Hi-Slip Label Varnish

The Hi-Slip Label Varnish was developed to be printed over various ink systems on labels to enhance the slip and anti-blocking properties. Due to the variety of substrates, applications and specification requirements, it is essential that the requirements be discussed with our technical services department.

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  • Good Gloss
  • Heat resistance 140°C -150°C, which is suitable for many seal applications


  • Treated polypropylene films
  • Treated polyethylene
  • Primed metallised films
  • Washed foils
  • Paper

It is advisable to have films treated to a minimum of 38 dynes/cm to achieve good adhesion.


SLOW: Dowanol
FAST: 1:2 Meths: Ethyl Acetate

With the use of any slow solvents, care should be taken to avoid solvent retention as even small percentages of “clean” solvents can  cause taint and odour.


The main uses of water-based inks have been in the paper sack and carton field where highly absorbent papers or liners are used.

The system has been modified for less absorbent and more flexible substrates such as Polywoven Polyprop and Polyethylene.

The print becomes satisfactorily water resistant shortly after printing. The non-hazardous properties of the product are a major advantage.

Wash up


Solvent Composition



Supply Viscosity

Varnish: 40-45 Sec Zahn #2 @ 25ºC

Print Viscosity

Varnish: 25-35 Sec Zahn #2 @ 25ºC


These inks have been formulated in accordance with the recommendation of the British Coatings Federation.

Waste disposal

Care should be exercised in the disposal of printing ink waste. This should be carried out in accordance with good industrial practice observing all the appropriate regulations including the relevant guideline notes to the Environment Conservation Act and Regulations (73/1989).

Health and Safety

Full details appear on the Material Safety Data Sheets

Hi-SlipLabel Varnish – Datasheet

The information outlined here is given in good faith but does not constitute a guarantee. Since conditions of handling and application are beyond our control, the converter should assure himself of the suitability of the product for the particular end use. It is recommended that advice be taken from Hi-Tech Inks’ Technical Department for all new applications and it is preferable for trials to be carried out before full production runs are commenced.