RadionBase™ MDEC Yellow 174
RadionBase MDEC Yellow 174 (Process Yellow) is a special-purpose dispersion of Diarylide Yellow (Yellow 174) pigment in a 100% acrylic vehicle for energy cured (UV or EB) paste inks. RadionBase MDEC Yellow 174 can be used as the sole colorant for making a Process Yellow ink for Quickset/Sheetfed Lithographic metal decorating or for printing on non-porous plastic substrates where flexibility and good adhesion are very important as characteristics.
Typically used to make Process Yellow inks, 45% to 65% of RadionBase MDEC Yellow 174 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: Very Good Hot Paraffin: Very Good Soap: Very Good Lacquer Solvents: Fair Linseed Oil: Excellent Diethylene Glycol: N/A Mineral Spirits: Very Good
Lightfastness: Full Strength: Fair Tint: Poor
Pigment type: Diarylide Yellow (Yellow 174)
Color Index No: 21098
Pigment Content: 32%
Solvent Content: 0%
Solvent Boiling Range: N/A
Bio/renewables content: 5%
Vehicle type: UV- or EB-cure acrylic
Appearance: Thick, tacky yellow paste