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SPARKLE SILVET® 960-20-J Aluminum Pigment


SPARKLE SILVET 960-20-J is a fine particle size, bright, non-leafing aluminum pigment based on cornflake geometry. It is typically used in solvent, 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 960-20-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. This grade can be used in co-extrusion metallic powder coating applications.



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


Coating/Ink Applications – Pre-weigh the required amount of granules and cover with preferred solvent. Leave for approximately ten minutes to allow the solvent to penetrate the binder matrix. With gentle stirring, slowly add the resin system, and finally, add solvent until desired viscosity is achieved. It is advisable to pre-mix any resins, micro waxes or additives into a resin system prior to mixing with the aluminum dispersion.

Co-Extruded Powder Application – When using SPARKLE SILVET products for manufacturing powder coatings, care must be taken to maintain the aesthetics of the flake and to allow for safe incorporation. The blending of the SPARKLE SILVET with the powder coating resins should be carried out in a low intensity mixer. If this cannot be accomplished, the SPARKLE SILVET pellets should be added at the very end of a high intensity mixer cycle. The objective of mixing is only to distribute the SPARKLE SILVET throughout the batch and not to reduce the pellets to fine particles. When discharging the batch from the mixer to the extruder, the vessels should be bonded to the same electrical potential to prevent static electricity build up. Single or twin-screw extruders can then be used to provide proper dispersion of the SPARKLE SILVET into the powder coating resin. The metallic blend should be extruded below the curing temperature of the resin and then micronized to the proper size. Excessive shear at any point in this process can cause flakes to become folded or broken, thus creating a large number of smaller flakes. This will result in a reduced reflectivity of the flakes and a graying in color.


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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