Everything we make is for industrial use. We specialize in industrial marking pens. The inks and paints are all industrial and the containers are all industrial grade.
All our metal barrels are thick and strong. You can drop it off of a ladder and you can run over it with a small machine without hurting it. The aluminum is more durable for industrial workplace.
Uni-paint, for instance, has a metal barrel but they have a thin wall. These can be crushed if stepped on or with your fingers if you're strong enough. These are made for artists. All the foreign made paint pens and paint markers made for the retail market are not going to hold up to the demands of industrial use. This is why we take the care to make these pens for the USA and to the specifications of our industrial clientele in the USA. With a solid construction enabled by a metal barrel, you can keep working without fear of puncture or leakage.
Not all of our markers use a metal barrel, what are the considerations for each? Well, It depends on the kind of marker and the solvent used.
If you are using xylene you cant use most plastic - only specific kinds of plastic. In general, you shouldn't use plastics with xylene. It will dissolve. For xylene we need metal barrels. They do have plastics that you can put xylene in but they are cost prohibitive in most cases.
For alcohol, we can use both metal and plastic. We are cognizant of the fact that some dyes will attack the aluminum over prolonged exposure and create a gas and create pressure inside the sealed barrel. We adjust our formulas accordingly and in some cases, we switch to a plastic barrel on some colors. One that comes to mind is Detergent Removable Blue. You do not need to ask for it. We have already made the switch after internal testing and years of feedback from customers.
For water-based, we can't use metal barrels. you may notice we use only plastic unless they have a phenolic inside coating. It's rather expensive but we have to use it or else it will corrode from the water. With water-based formulas used in coated metal barrels, we also take precautions such as using small amount of anti-corrosive additive that helps in the long run for the life of the product. The additive helps but it is always better to use plastic for water-based or inside coated-barrels. We have that for everything we make that is water based.
Let's take a look at Fluorescence and Phosphorescence when it comes to paint and ink markers.
It's always best to recycle when possible. Talk to your local authorities about how they handle the different recyclable materials and sort your waste accordingly. For the longest lasting, environmentally contentious marker purchase, go with our valve action markers. They are filled to capacity and don't stop working down to the last drop!
Comparing Valve Controlled Markers and Capillary Action markers in terms of Lifespan, Capacity, Nib Replacement, Versatility of application, Price, and Environmental impact
When used properly, Mighty Marker High Temperature markers make the most permanent and durable mark possible from any of our products.
Do you want to lay down a mark and then paint over it but that mark needs to stay visible and readable? Bleed Thru Ink makes it possible. These pens are made with high density dyes and they are soluble with the primers. The beauty of it is that you will see the mark instantly after it is marked over.
We have water based marker that are completely non-hazardous and can be shipped anywhere. We have carefully formulated each our our water-based pens to get the best visible and durable mark possible. This article talks about the variety of water based marking pens we sell.
Under normal general use, marking pens are 100% safe to use. So why do we see warning and pictograms on the labels and Safety Data Sheets?
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We are an active distributor to industrial customers. We specialize in the most popular Sharpie Pens from their industrial product line such as Magnum, King size, and the regular sharpies as well. Its what they want and we are a good supplier for them.
We are established in all the above companies systems. They give us regular orders to replenish their stock. These guys can order and stock any pen product from our product line if you request it of them.
Valve Controlled? Capillary controlled? On it’s side?, Upright? Should I Degas a valve controlled marker? When should I Worry about degassing? How do I prevent leaking?
For permanent marking of automobile surfaces such as Engines, Brake Calipers, Tires, Etc., We make markers perfect for the job.
What are the variety of nibs that we use for each? Nibs for Inks? Nibs for Paints? Temperature tolerances? Flow Velocity?
VOC's, Flammability, Irritability, and other concerns. How we suggest handling them, how to be aware in the workplace, and how to be aware when choosing a product for the workplace.
Arro-mark® offers special paint that withstands degreasing solvent solutions such as aggressive machine part cleaning procedures.
Flomaster® Auto-body and glass markers will not damage your car. They withstand the rain and sun, remain highly visible, and are completely removable with ammonia based products like Windex®.
When possible, we prefer metal barrels for our marking pens because they are best suited for the industrial environment.