ICO-THANE 98 is a rather hard, but more flexible, light-fast polyester-based aqueous aliphatic polyurethane dispersion. It contains titanium dioxide particles to make the film UV-blocking.
ICO-THANE 98 is a PU based dispersion which needs to be properly dried and cured under ambient conditions, to form a fully polymerized film.  ICO-THANE 98 may be used without modification or diluted with water, by spray, dip or lick-roll methods, to bring a finish on fibers or a coating on the strands or rope. Indications for added weight of the dispersion to the fiber:
• Aramid 6-10% by weight of fiber
• HMPE 8-12% by weight of fiber
• LCP 6-10% by weight of fiber
• Polyester 6-10% by weight of fiber
• Polyamide 6-10% by weight of fiber
When it is applied in sufficient thickness the Titanium Dioxide in the system will make the film UV-blocking. It is recommended to verify the actual performance in the application by testing.
ICO-THANE 98 can be mixed with any other non-ionic emulsions and liquid pigments (ICO-PRINT range).
ICO-THANE 98 has outstanding abrasion and cut-resistance when applied on ropes. It gives hard, highly extensible, tough films. It gives high clarity, dry films which do not discolor on exposure to day light.
Packaging & storage:
ICO-THANE 98 is available in ± 25 kg, ± 200 kg disposable PE drums or in disposable IBC’s of 1 ton. Stored in SEALED CONDITIONS, at ambient temperature (5°-30° C), the product is at least 6 months stable.