Gel Solvent 52 tack reducer
Use Gel Solvent 52 to reduce the tack and viscosity of heatset and quickset paste inks. Gel Solvent 52 is usually added to paste inks that exhibit excessive blanket or plate piling caused by high ink tack and too much ink viscosity. Gel Solvent 52 is ideal as a press-side product because of its easy-to-handle gel consistency. Just scoop out Gel Solvent 52 and ad it directly to the ink fountain or to your ink tub. Gel Solvent 52 contains only the highest quality severely hydrotreated narrow-cut oil.
About 3% of Gel Solvent 52 by weight will reduce ink tack from 15 points to about 12 points (1200 RPM). Gel Solvent 52 will work well in heatset offset inks, quickset sheetfed inks, and even newsinks. Gel Solvent 52 is not recommended for use in Laser-compatible inks due to the fact that it will cause smoking in laser fusers.
Gel Solvent 52 is Rule 66 Compliant (<8% Aromatics) and has a flash point above 200 °F, so it is considered non-flammable.
Boiling range: 525 deg F to 568 Deg F (273 Deg C to 293 deg C)
Appearance; Water-White gel
Aromatic Content: <1%
Kauri-Butanol Value: 22
Flash Point (Closed Cup): 260 Deg F
Special procedures & notifications:
Upon long periods of storage, Gel Solvent 52 may "sweat" some of the liquid solvent component of this compound. This liquid can easily be re-incorporated into the Gel Solvent 52 compound by rapidly stirring it into the rest of the container contents.