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01SPARKLEBRITE™ Ultra 011

SPARKLEBRITE™ Ultra 011 Aluminum Paste

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

– Exceptionally bright high-opacity non-leafing aluminum flake pigment – Advanced flake geometry and narrow particle size distribution produces a superior printed effect in solvent-based gravure and flexographic inks – Isopropyl acetate solvent paste


PRODUCT APPLICATION

SPARKLEBRITE Ultra pigments are non-leafing aluminum pigment pastes carried in isopropyl acetate. The advanced flake geometry and narrow particle size distribution offers a “best in class” silver dollar product. These grades can be used in combination with transparent dyes or pigments to produce a spectrum of bright, clean metallic colors. This grade is especially suitable for solvent-based gravure and flexographic inks in which it displays optimal opacity and brilliance. It is comparable with a wide range of film formers, such as NC, PVB and acrylics, but is unsuitable for water-based systems.


TECHNICAL DATA

Grade

500 mesh grade

Screen Analysis (Max Retained)

0.01%

Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

65% by weight

Non-Volatile By Volume (Calculated)

37.5% by volume

Particle Size-Microns (Target)

11

Specific Gravity

1.56

Weight Volume (lbs/gallon)

12.99

Weight Volume (kgs/liter)

1.56

Solvent

Isopropyl Acetate


INCORPORATION GUIDELINES

The paste should be pre-soaked in a solvent at a paste:solvent ratio of between 1:1 to 3:1. 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.


SAFETY AND HANDLING

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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