RadionBase™ MDEC Rubine Red
RadionBase MDEC Rubine Red is a special-purpose dispersion of Lithol Rubine Red (Red, 57:1, process magenta) pigment in a 100% acrylic vehicle for energy cured (UV or EB) paste inks. RadionBase MDEC Rubine Red can be used as the sole colorant for making a Process Red (Magenta) 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 Red (Magenta) inks, 45% to 65% of RadionBase MDEC Rubine Red 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: Fair 5% NaOH: Fair
Water: Very Good Ethanol: Good Hot Paraffin: Good Soap: Poor Lacquer Solvents: Good Linseed Oil: Excellent Diethylene Glycol: Good Mineral Spirits: Excellent
Lightfastness: Full Strength: Good Tint: Fair
Pigment type: Lithol Rubine (Red 57:1)
Color Index No: 15850:1
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 red paste