Industrial & Specialized Applications

Ulano International, Inc.

Rütistr. 17, 8952 Schlieren-Zürich
Telephone +41 44 7554477
Fax +41 44 7731606


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.05  Equipment & systems for printing forme production
  • 01.05.075  Printing forme production for screen printing

Printing forme production for screen printing

  • 04  future technologies
  • 04.01  Printed electronics
  • 04.01.060  Materials for printed electronics

Materials for printed electronics

  • 05  materials
  • 05.07  Chemicals and other additives
  • 05.07.020  Chemicals and materials for screen printing

Chemicals and materials for screen printing

  • 05  materials
  • 05.07  Chemicals and other additives
  • 05.07.040  Special consumables for printing – others

Special consumables for printing – others

Our products

Product category: Chemicals and materials for screen printing

Mesh Degreaser Liquid

A degreaser solution that removes dirt, dust and oils from all meshs, new and used.

Degreasing should be considered a first step in stencil-making, as it greatly reduces the risk of stencil-making failure, extends on-press stencil longevity, and alleviates pinholing. Screen Degreaser Liquid No. 3 is ready-to-use--no mixing. Degreases effectively in hard water. Rinses clean with hot or cold water. Non-caustic--will not harm frames, mesh, or adhesives on stretch and glue frames. Reccomended for use with all Ulano stencil systems.

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Product category: Chemicals and materials for screen printing

Magic Mesh Prep

Magic Mesh Prep is a ready-to-use liquid combining the properties of mesh degreaser, wetting agent, and anti-static treatment. Magic Mesh Prep improves the flow characteristics of liquids, facilitating more uniform coating of direct emulsions and the easier transfer of ink during printing, thereby improving printed image quality.

The improved wetting of mesh also promotes the adhesion of indirect and CDF® Direct-Film (capillary system film), and improves the durability of all stencil systems, for longer printing runs. The antistatic properties of Magic Mesh Prep reduce the whiskering and feathering of ink when printing under low humidity conditions.

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Product category: Special consumables for printing – others

[Return to Top] Orange Pre-Sensitized SBQ Textile Emulstion

Orange is a ready-to-use SBQ-photopolymer direct emulsion formulated for imprinted sportswear printing. It is formulated with a “masking color” that reduces light scattering—the major cause of loss of resolution. With Orange, it is possible to use less costly white mesh without the closing up of fine lines and details. Despite its anti-halation color, Orange is ultra-fast-exposing! It is perfect for shops with high stencil making throughput, as well as shops with fluorescent tubes or other low-intensity light sources. Orange has high viscosity (6,000 – 8,000 centipoise) that improves control when coating screens by hand and makes it a good choice for coarse mesh. Its high solids content (44 - 46%) results in better mesh bridging and edge definition, and fast drying. Orange resists plastisols, most washup solvents, and some water-based textile inks, and it is easy to reclaim. Orange stencils are durable, will not become tacky under high humidity conditions, and have excellent wet strength and exposure latitude. Orange reduces stencil-making time—in coating (because of its high viscosity), drying (due to its high solids), and exposure (due to its high photo-sensitivity despite its “masking color.”

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About us

Company details

Ulano specializes in the manufacture of stencil-making products and chemicals for screen process printing. We also supply masking films, inkjet media, automated coating equipment, exposure test positives, and stencil evaluation tools. Our administrative and manufacturing headquarters is in Brooklyn, New York, where we also have research and development laboratories, applications laboratories, and a technical training center. Ulano has an international representative office and training center in Schlieren /Zurich, Switzerland, an Asian regional office in Singapore, and a branch office in Shanghai, China.

The founder of the company, Joseph Ulano, was a Russian immigrant to New York. In the 1920s, he found work in the screen printing industry and set about to make improvements, especially in stencil making. In 1929, just before the Great Depression, Joe Ulano invented the film stencil. He formed a film coating company in 1931. Over the years, Ulano has grown from a small company into the world’s largest completely integrated manufacturer of screen printing stencil systems.

Ulano’s more than 75 years of growth have always been technologically driven. We have a proud history of innovation. In addition to the film stencil, Ulano. . .

Invented masking films (under the Rubylith® and Amberlith® brand names).

Formulated the first reclaimable, 100% solvent and water resistant emulsions.

Developed the first fast-exposing diazo resins.

Was the first manufacturer to eliminate bichromates and, later, di-butyl phthalate from all our photographic products.

Introduced capillary film to the world market.

Manufactures the widest range of indirect system photographic films in the industry.

Offered the first comprehensive, industry-specific line of screen chemicals.

Ulano’s new product introductions continue, and include EZ-FILM textile capillary film, new screen chemicals, Pulsar no-developer stencil film, QLT ultra-fast SBQ textile emulsion, QT-DISCHARGE emulsion for water-based and discharge inks, and Quasar R 100, a red indirect system photographic film.

In 1999, Ulano was acquired by a German-Swiss holding company that also owns Kissel + Wolf GmbH (KIWO), a manufacturer of screen printing consumables, adhesives, automatic coating machines, and computer-to-screen equipment. The Kissel + Wolf GmbH Group have offices and manufacturing facilities in Germany, Texas, Singapore, Australia, and India. The new owners have made important investments in Ulano’s facilities and staff, reinforcing the company’s traditional strengths in innovation, technical education, technical service, and market leadership, domestically and internationally.

As before, Ulano’s future growth will be based on technological innovation, but by careful, logical extensions of research and development skills and manufacturing capabilities, rather than by dramatic leaps into unfamiliar territory. In this way, we will protect and strengthen the Ulano brand name, one of the best known in the entire graphic arts industry.

Ulano will continue to utilize our domestic and international channels of distribution, nurtured for over two generations, to promote the Ulano brand. As an inter-national company, we must meet the environmental, technical, manufacturing, and commercial demands of worldwide competitiveness. We embrace these challenges and are strengthened by them!

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