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SPARKLEBRITE™ 011NL-PA Aluminum Paste


– Bright, high opacity non-leafing aluminum flake pigment based on standard cornflake geometry – A cost effective pigment for producing strong metallic effects in liquid flexographic and gravure ink systems – Carried in isopropyl alcohol


SPARKLEBRITE 011NL-PA is a non-leafing aluminum pigment carried in isopropyl alcohol. This grade is based on cornflake geometry and produces strong metallic effects in solvent and waterborne flexographic and gravure inks. Although SPARKLEBRITE pigments can be used in aqueous inks, they are not treated to protect against the aluminum-water reaction and special care must be taken to evaluate the gassing stability of each grade in the final ink formulation.



325 mesh grade

Screen Analysis (Max Retained)


Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

65% by weight

Non-Volatile By Volume (Calculated)

37.5% by volume

Particle Size-Microns (Target)


Specific Gravity


Weight Volume (lbs/gallon)


Weight Volume (kgs/liter)



Isopropyl Alcohol


The paste should be pre-soaked in solvent at a paste: solvent ratio of between 1:1 to 3:1. When formulating aqueous inks, the pH of the system should be kept as close to neutral as possible. 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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