K-4™ G gel body Economy Heatset Base Black
K-4 G base black is a gelled dispersion of 23.2% carbon black in a heatset vehicle. K-4 G Base Black is best used for low-tack (tack 8 and below) gloss heatset web offset inks in loadings of 65-80% by total formula weight. K-4 G responds well to freeflowing hydrocarbon resin gel vehicles with high gloss and print jetness, further rewarding the formulator with lowest cost to manufacture. Use K-4 G for any low tack heatset bacl formulation where viscosity must be conserved and misting must be controlled.
Using high percentages of K-4 G gelled base black in heatset ink formulas allows for low cost and excellent print jetness.
Chemical Resistance: 5% HCl: Excellent 5% NaOH: Excellent
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 (Black 7)
Pigment Content: 23.2%
VOC Content: 34%
Solvent Boiling Range: 435 to 750F
Vehicle type: Heatset Web Offset
Bio/renewables content: 4%
Appearance: Soft black paste