40 Plus™ Base Black

40 Plus Universal Black Base was devised as a product that could be used in a very wide variety of paste ink formulations. It can be used in conjunction with sheetfed litho, heatset web offset, heatset web cover, quickset, small offset, and business forms vehicles. This is the original "40 Plus" base that we have been manufacturing since 1970.

40 Plus contains about 40 percent premium carbon black, a glossy, dense pigment for especially critical printing applications. 40 plus is also low in solvent content, making it acceptable as a component in reduced-VOC ink formulations. Normally, 40 to 45 percent of 40 Plus is the recommended level to use in an ink formula.

Chemical Resistance:     5% HCl: Excellent    5% NaOH: Excellent

Bleed Resistance:

Water:  Excellent   Ethanol:  Excellent   Hot Paraffin:  Excellent   Soap:  Excellent   Lacquer Solvents: Excellent   Linseed Oil: Excellent   Diethylene Glycol:  Excellent   Mineral Spirits: Excellent

Lightfastness:  Full Strength:  Excellent  Tint: Excellent


Pigment type: pigment-grade furnace carbon black

Pigment Content: 40%

VOC Content: 13.5%

Solvent Boiling Range: 520 to 750 F

Vehicle type: Quickset/Heatset Multipurpose

Bio/renewables content: 15.5%

Appearance: Thick, tacky black paste

Packaging Options:

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Black Plant: 2700 South 12th Avenue, Broadview, IL 60155

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3.5 Gallon Bucket

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