RadionBase™ MDEC Phthalo Blue
RadionBase MDEC Phthalo Blue is a special-purpose dispersion of Phthalocyanine Blue (Phthalo Blue) pigment in a 100% acrylic vehicle for energy cured (UV or EB) paste inks. RadionBase MDEC Phthalo Blue can be used as the sole colorant for making a Process Blue (Cyan) ink for Quickset/Sheetfed Lithographic metal decorating or for printing on non-porous plastic substrates where flexibility and adhesion are very important as characteristics.
Typically used to make Process Blue (Cyan) inks, 35% to 55% of RadionBase MDEC Phthalo Blue by total formula weight is considered a normal loading for most paste ink formulas. Excellent results for metal decorating and plastic film ink formulas can be obtained by blending RadionBase MDEC dispersions with Radion Vehicle MDEC letdown vehicle. Epoxy and Polyester acrylates should be tested for compatibility with any RadionBase MDEC dispersion before use, as they are marginally compatible. RadionBase MDEC series bases can be used for mercury UV, HUV, and LED UV formulas.
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: Phthalocyanine Blue 15:3
Color Index No: 74160
Pigment Content: 32%
Solvent Content: 0.1%
Solvent Boiling Range: N/A
Bio/renewables content: 5%
Vehicle type: UV- or EB-cure acrylic
Appearance: Thick, tacky blue paste