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01AQUAVEX® AD 015

AQUAVEX® AD 015 Aluminium Pigment

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

– Solvent free – Bright silver effect – Excellent adhesion

-Non-leafing

-Passivated for water-based systems

-Medium-Fine particle size aluminum flake pigment


PRODUCT APPLICATION

AQUAVEX AD 015 contains medium-fine particle size, high adhesion, aluminum flake pigment in a low dusting, easily handled form. It combines in one product the easy dispersibility of WD grades and the gassing resistance of AQUA PASTE®. It is essentially free of hydrocarbon solvents, but contains a passivating agent to minimize the release of hydrogen gas that can occur when aluminum flake is in contact with water. Surfactants contribute to both the low dusting property and easy dispersibility in water. Suggested applications are water-based inks and some water-based industrial paints.


TECHNICAL DATA

Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

98.5% minimum

Particle Size-Microns (Target)

15

Aluminum Flake Content (Calculated)

75.0% nominal

Carrier Percentage

25.05 nominal

Carrier

Surfactant


INCORPORATION GUIDELINES

Though satisfactory results may be obtained by careful addition of AQUAVEX AD 015 to the liquid vehicle, the recommended method of incorporation is to briefly soak the product in 1-2 times its own weight of water. Dispersion is achieved by low energy stirring, using a slow speed blade capable of moving the whole mass. This premix is then slowly added to the agitated bulk of the water-based binder system. To avoid damage to the pigment flakes that could induce gassing and reduce the metallic effect, agitation should be efficient but low shear. If it is necessary to use high shear to dissolve or disperse any component of the binder, this should be done before introducing the premix. The final pH should be as close to neutral as possible. As the water stability of this grade is very system dependent, small-scale trials are recommended 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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