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SPARKLE SILVET® 970-20-J Aluminum Pigment


SPARKLE SILVET 970-20-J is a small particle size, bright, non-leafing aluminum pigment based on cornflake geometry. It is typically used in solventborne liquid flexographic and gravure inks where strong metallic effects are required. This grade can be used in combination with transparent dyes or pigments to produce a spectrum of bright, clean metallic colors. SPARKLE SILVET 970-20-J is provided in pellet form carried in an aldehyde resin that is compatible with most solvent soluble ink resins. SPARKLE SILVET “J” grades are soluble in ester and ketone solvents but not soluble in alcohols.


-Aluminum pigment granules


SPARKLE SILVET “J” pigments are leafing and non-leafing aluminum pigment pellets designed for ease of handling and incorporation in solventborne flexographic and gravure ink formulations. The pigment pellets consist of 80% aluminum pigment and 20% aldehyde resin carrier. SPARKLE SILVET “J” pigments are easily dispersible in ester and ketone solvents. Although alcohols alone will not dissolve the aldehyde carrier, blends of alcohols and esters or ketones are effective. The aldehyde pellet carrier is also a good binder and will enhance the resin effectiveness of many solventborne ink formulations.



80.0% (+/- 2%) minimum Al flake


20.0% (+/- 2%) minimum carrier

Particle Size-Microns (Target)


Specific Gravity

ca 2.07

Resin Binder

Aldehyde Resin

Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

98.5 minimum by weight


For Coating/Ink applications, the paste should be pre-soaked in solvent at a paste:solvent ratio of between 1:1 to 3:1. Pre-soaking generally takes from one to eight hours. Finer grades typically take longer than coarser grades. Use low shear, slow speed mixing to achieve a smooth consistency free of agglomerates. High shear dispersion techniques should be avoided, as they will distort the aluminum flakes.


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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