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AQUAVEX® L010 Aluminum Pigment


– Super Fine – Solvent Free – Very reflective, high coverage, silver effect – This grade is typically used for water based flexographic or gravure inks

-Passivated for water-based systems



AQUAVEX L010 contains super fine particle size, uniformly reflective, leafing 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 AQUAPASTE®. 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 [flexo or gravure] and some water-based industrial paints.


Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

98.5% minimum

Particle Size-Microns (Target)


Aluminum Flake Content (Calculated)

80.0% nominal

Carrier Percentage

20.0% nominal




Though satisfactory results may be obtained by careful addition of AQUAVEX L010 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.


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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