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01ET-1630

ET-1630 Aluminium Pigment

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

ET 1630 presents an exceptionally reflective grade of non-leafing aluminum flake pigment in an easily handled, low dusting, granular form. The high metal content has been chosen to maximize formulation flexibility whilst ensuring adequate dispersibility in surface coating applications, especially high quality gravure and flexographic inks. This grade is dispersible in all common organic solvents, except aliphatic hydrocarbons. It is compatible with a wide range of film formers, but should not be used with ethyl cellulose resins or any water-based system.

-Non-leafing

-Exceptionally bright aluminium flake pigment

-Dry granular form


PRODUCT APPLICATION

The high metal content has been chosen to maximize formulation flexibility whilst ensuring adequate dispersibility in surface coating applications, especially high quality gravure and flexographic inks.


TECHNICAL DATA

Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

98.50% minimum by weight

Particle Size-Microns (Target)

16

Aluminum Flake Content (Calculated)

80% by weight

Carrier

Aldehyde Resin

Carrier Percentage

20% by weight


INCORPORATION GUIDELINES

The recommended method of dispersion is to soak the granules in one to two 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 aluminum flakes, causing darkening and loss of reflectivity.


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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