Utiligel™ VFX hi-gel, fast dry heatset web Vehicle
Utiligel brand heatset letdown vehicle is called the "Web Offset Workhorse" for one major reason: it is the one vehicle you'll need to produce just about any low- or mid- tack web offset heatset ink you can think of. Utiligel VFX excels at producing low- & mid-tack heatset ink formulas with even faster drying than it's near-twin, Utiligel FAST LT heatset web gel letdown vehicle.
Utiligel's uniqueness stems from its simple formula. Consisting of hard, high-melt gelled resin and a faster-drying blend of heatset solvents, Utiligel has only minimal plasticizers, modifiers, or vegetable oils. Thus, Utiligel VFX even further maximizes drying performance without hurting any other important properties such as water pickup or scuff resistance. Consider using Utiligel VFX when press speeds run from 1500-3000 FPM (500-800 Meters/Min). Utiligel VFX is good for developing low-misting inks, also.
Most importantly, Utiligel VFX features high viscosity with a moderate tack (under 15 points @ 1200 RPM, Thwing-Albert Model 101). You can make inks with a tack as low as 6 points @ 1200 RPM that still "hold up" under high shear.
Tack: 11 points @ 400 RPM @ 90 F
Viscosity (Laray): 525 Poises/9,000 Dynes/sqCM Yield @ 40 C
Resin Type: Rosin/Hydrocarbon-based 150C MP
Solvent Percentage: 44%
Solvent Boiling range: 375- 750°F
Soy/Vegetable Oil content: <1%