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01AQUA PASTE® 354-C23

AQUA PASTE® 354-C23 Passivated Aluminum Flake

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

AQUA PASTE 354-C23 passivated aluminum paste is comprised of a medium, non-leafing, regular purity silver dollar pigment with high sparkle and excellent flop. This product is carried in a mixture of mineral spirits, high aromatic, and PnB co-solvent. AQUA PASTE 354-C23 is suitable for use in waterborne general industrial and automotive coatings.

-Non-leafing

-Passivated

-Regular Purity

-Round Flake


PRODUCT APPLICATION

AQUA PASTE technology is intended for water-borne automotive OEM and refinish systems as well as high quality industrial finishes.


TECHNICAL DATA

Grade

400 mesh grade

Screen Analysis (Max Retained)

1% maximum retain through 325 mesh

Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

64% minimum by weight

Particle Size-Microns (Target)

24

Specific Gravity

1.55

Weight Volume (lbs/gallon)

12.98

Bulking Gallons Pounds

0.077

Aluminum Flake Content (Calculated)

58.2% minimum

Solvent

Mixture of Mineral Spirits, High Aromatic, and Propylene Glycol Ether


INCORPORATION GUIDELINES

The paste should be soaked for one or two hours in about its own weight of a bridging solvent, such as butyl diglycol. Dispersion is then achieved by low energy stirring, using a slow speed blade capable of moving the whole mass. Further solvent, water or medium may be added at this stage. When a smooth consistency, free of soft aggregates has been obtained, the balance of the formulation may be slowly added. High shear should be avoided as it bends and breaks the flakes, reducing their brightness. As the water stability can be system dependent, small-scale trials should be carried out to verify the required level of performance.


SAFETY AND HANDLING

Aluminum pigment should be stored in the original shipping container and kept tightly sealed. Store containers in a cool, dry, well-ventilated, and properly rated area. Avoid any conditions that will suspend or float the particles in the air, creating a dust cloud. Avoid all possible sources of ignition. For additional information, please refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for this product, available from Silberline upon request. An SDS is supplied with all samples of this grade.


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