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01SILVET® AD Ultra 012

SILVET® AD Ultra 012 Aluminum Pigment


* Exceptionally bright, high opacity aluminium flake pigment * Widely compatible, low dusting, dry granular form * Excellent adhesion in solvent-based inks


SILVET AD Ultra 012 presents an exceptionally bright, very fine particle size, “Silver Dollar” grade of non-leafing aluminium flake pigment in an easily handled, low dusting, dry, granular form. The advanced flake geometry and exceptionally narrow particle size distribution offers a “best in class” silver dollar product. This grade is especially suitable for solvent-based gravure and flexographic inks, in which it displays optimal opacity and adhesion, particularly on polymer films. SILVET AD Ultra 012 is dispersible in all common organic solvents, except aliphatic hydrocarbons. It is compatible with a wide range of film formers, such as NC, PVB and acrylics, but is unsuitable for water-based systems.


Aluminum Flake Content (Calculated)

80% nominal by weight

Carrier Percentage

20% nominal by weight

Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

99% by weight


Synthetic Aldehyde Resin

Particle Size-Microns (Target)



The recommended method of dispersion is to soak the granules in 1-2 times their weight of solvent, then mix gently to a creamy consistency, free of agglomerates by low shear stirring. When completely dispersed, the balance of the formulation may be slowly added under gentle but efficient agitation. High shear mixing should be avoided as it bends and breaks the aluminium flakes, causing darkening and loss of reflectivity.


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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