MARABU-5-1Marabu UV Primers and Coatings

Marabu” Marashield” UV curable liquid coatings are designed to protect, color and help with ink adhesion on rigid and flexible printing substrates.
Marashield products are great to use in combination with our Burkle UV coating line, with a proven track record of installations around the world.

Primer:

UV inkjet inks often fail to adhere properly to challenging substrates, such as glass or polypropylene. We use an evenly-applied primer as a bonding layer. And this means UV flatbed printers can be used for a far greater range of applications than ever before.

Finishing/Protection:

The competitive advantage of an eyecatching, professional look cannot be underestimated. Whether glossy or matte, your print projects will attract the right kind of attention.
High resistance to abrasion, chemicals, harmful UV rays, or even graffiti is often promised, but seldom delivered. Mara Shield liquid coatings have been put through their paces, and have passed numerous standardised and certified tests with flying colours.

Colouring:

Liquid coating is the perfect solution for colouring large glass surfaces especially for interior decorating purposes such as Splashbacks.
Kitchen and furniture manufacturers can choose from a wide variety of shades, and are able to offer their customers specific colours from the Pantone, RAL, HKS, etc. systems.

Product Range:

Mara® Shield UV-AGd00112_marabu_362198001-jpg-1

Applied using roller coating, MaraShield UV-AG ensures that any soiling or graffiti can be removed easily,
without harming the advertisement’s original printed surface.

   

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MaraShield UV-CBG is suitable for roller-coating digital prints on cardboard materials.
These applications include e.g. displays, a variety of interior design objects made of Reboard® materials, and printed packaging.

 

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UV-curable ink for full-area roller coating onto flat glass.

 

 

   

Mara® Shield UV-FXG / FXMd00110_marabu_362198005-jpg

MaraShield UV-FXG (Flexible Gloss)  and UV-FXM (Flexible Matte) are suitable for roller-coating onto digital prints on flexible materials
such as Paper, Self-Adhesive, PVC Foils and Tarpaulin materials (plasticised PVC).

   

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UV inkjet inks often fail to adhere properly to challenging substrates, such as glass. Sufficient adhesion is provided by roller-coating the glass panes edge-to-edge with primer MaraShield UV-PGL.

 

Mara® Shield UV-RG / RMd00112_marabu_362198001-jpg-1

MaraShield UV-RG (Rigid Gloss) and UV-RM (Rigid Matte) are suitable for roller-coating onto digital prints on rigid materials
such as various Plastics, Wood, Aluminium Composite Panels (Dibond®), Cardboard and Corrugated Board.

   

ClearShield Canvas Guard

ClearShield Canvas Guard is the ideal coating for canvas and Giclee applications. It is specifically formulated for flexibility so that canvas can be stretched after coating. ClearShield Canvas Guard is specifically formulated for use over water-resistant canvas and Giclee applications. Designed with flexibility in mind, Canvas Guard allows users to stretch the canvas after coating without any cracking. It is formulated to work on micro porous and porous ink jet receptive layers and helps to reduce pinholes normally encountered when applying coatings to ink-jet canvas. Canvas Guard can be applied using all hand application methods, such as a short-nap roller application. ClearShield Canvas Guard is the ultimate protection for canvas applications. Note: For gel coated and other water sensitive canvas and dye-based inks please use our ClearJet Fine Art Product line.

Advantages:

  • State Of The Art UV-Inhibitors
  • Protects From Abrasion And Marring
  • Highly Flexible
  • Chemically Resistant
  • Non-Yellowing
  • Enhances Color

How To Apply

We recommend using either a high-density foam roller or a 3/16″ short-nap roller (our in-house favorite). Saturate the roller with ClearShield Canvas Guard and then allow the access coating to fall back into the tray. The coating should not be dripping off the roller. Apply one thin coat, moving from one side of the canvas to the other. It is not necessary to have a wet, saturated film across the entire surface. Allow the first thin coat to dry to the touch. This should take about 30 minutes to an hour. Apply a second thin to medium coat in the same manner as the first: from side to side.

Finishes

  • Gloss
  • Semi-Gloss
  • Satin
  • Matte
   

ClearShield Classic

ClearShield Classic is a high-viscosity water-based liquid coating for enhanced UV-protection, chemical and abrasion resistance and dirt pick up resistance. For use on most non-water sensitive materials, ClearShield Classic offers the highest film build of all the formulations. It is perfect for vinyl, banners, and suitable for vertical applications. This formulation has the highest viscosity of any of the ClearShield Laminates. ClearShield Classic was designed to provide excellent UV-protection, chemical and abrasion resistance as well as dirt pick up resistance. ClearShield Classic can be applied by hand using a roller application, and it’s high viscosity makes it perfect for rolling onto vertical applications. ClearShield Classic is a water-based liquid laminate that can offer the same protection as film laminates while saving as much as 60% in production costs. To ensure maximum protection our coatings are specifically formulated for a variety of inks and applications such as banners, vehicle graphics, billboards, signage, and truck-side curtains. Marabu’s ClearShield Liquid Coatings are formulated with state of the art UV-inhibitors and HALS (hindered amine light stabilizers) to provide superior protection against damaging UV-rays. Our coatings also offer protection against chemicals, abrasion, and dirt pick up.

Applications Methods

ClearShield Classic can be applied by hand with a brush or roll application.

Brush and Roll Application

Using the coating as supplied, brush and roll onto your print using a short-nap roller or a high-density foam roller. In-house, we prefer a 3/16″ short-nap roller when applying our coatings in a brush and roll application. Apply two coats, waiting approximately an hour in between coats for the coating to completely dry.

Finishes

  • Gloss
  • Semi-Gloss
  • Matte
 

ClearShield Classic Lite

This formulation is lower in viscosity than ClearShield Classic, but offers the same great UV-protection, chemical and abrasion resistance as well as dirt pick up resistance.  ClearShield Classic Lite can be applied by hand using a roller application or using automated spray equipment. ClearShield Classic Lite is a water-based liquid laminate that can offer the same protection as film laminates while saving as much as 60% in production costs. To ensure maximum protection our coatings are specifically formulated for a variety of inks and applications such as banners, vehicle graphics, billboards, signage, and truck-side curtains. Marabu’s ClearShield Liquid Coatings are formulated with state of the art UV-inhibitors and HALS (hindered amine light stabilizers) to provide superior protection against damaging UV-rays. Our coatings also offer protection against chemicals, abrasion, and dirt pick up.

Applications Methods

ClearShield Classic Lite can be applied by hand with a brush or roll application or by automated spray equipment.

Brush and Roll Application

Using the coating as supplied, brush and roll onto your print using a short-nap roller or a high-density foam roller. In-house, we prefer a 3/16″ short-nap roller when applying our coatings in a brush and roll application. Apply two coats, waiting approximately an hour in between coats for the coating to completely dry.

Automated Spray Equipment

Our ClearShield coatings are easy to apply using an HVLP gravity-fed spray gun. We recommend using a 1.3 to 1.6mm tip and a psi of 45-55.

Finishes

  • Gloss
  • Semi-Gloss
  • Satin
  • Matte
 

ClearShield for the StarLam

The perfect formulation for roll to roll coating on the StarLam Liquid Laminator or other automated laminators. ClearShield for the StarLam is a water-based liquid laminate that can offer the same protection as film laminates while saving as much as 60% in production costs. To ensure maximum protection our coatings are specifically formulated for a variety of inks and applications such as banners, vehicle graphics, billboards, signage, and truck-side curtains. Marabu’s ClearShield Liquid Coatings are formulated with state of the art UV-inhibitors and HALS (hindered amine light stabilizers) to provide superior protection against damaging UV-rays. Our coatings also offer protection against chemicals, abrasion, and dirt pick up.

Applications Methods

ClearShield for the StarLam >must be applied by automated laminating equipment like our StarLam Liquid Laminatoror other liquid laminating machines.

Automated Spray Equipment

Our ClearShield coatings are easy to apply using an HVLP gravity-fed spray gun. We recommend using a 1.3 to 1.6mm tip and a psi of 45-55.

Finishes

  • Gloss
  • Semi-Gloss
  • Satin
  • Matte