SILEXTREME Retardant SX0516 is suggested to be added during hot weather conditions in the shop floor. The usage rate can be from 0.5% to 3% on the total weight of ink. The addition of the Retardant will slow down the cure and provide more open time. Note that the retarder is to be added separately to the premixed base and catalyst.


SXT Retardant can crystallize and thicken if exposed to cold conditions. If it does, the product can be brought to its original state by bringing the product to room temperature and stirring.

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Product Overview:

Brand: Rutland
Product Code: SX0516
Industry: Inks
Application: Screen Printing
Category: Modifier/Additives
Sub Category: Retardant
Chemistry: Silicone
Substrate(s): Blends, Poly
Best Used By: 12 months


Angle: 10° - 20°


Mesh: 110
Cleanup: Press Wash or Ink Degrader


Storage Temperature: 65°F - 95°F (18°C - 35°C)
Storage Notes: Avoid direct heat or sun.