VersaBase™ BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue
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VersaBase BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue is a high tint strength, red shade, multi-purpose dispersion of 37% Carbazole Violet 23 & Blue 15:3 (Phthalocyanine Blue) pigment in a very low VOC multipurpose vehicle for conventional paste inks. VersaBase BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue  can be used alone for making many types of fade-proof, chemically-resistant Red Shade Reflex Blue inks.


Typical Reflex Blue formulas call for 30 to 50% loading of VersaBase BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue. VersaBase BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue is acceptable for making Reflex Blue inks for color blends, but VersaBase BIO 1040 GS has a more green tone which is preferable for making reflex blue blending base.


Additionally, VersaBase BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue can be used to "tone" many black inks, using approximately 3 to 10% for most paste inks. ​ Helpful note: To minimize bronze reflex, use high gloss letdown vehicle with maximum hard resin content. For maximum bronze reflex, use low resin, high filler content letdown vehicle.

Chemical Resistance: 5% HCl: Excellent 5% NaOH: Excellent

Bleed Resistance:
Water: Excellent Ethanol: Excellent Hot Paraffin: Excellent Soap: Excellent Lacquer Solvents: Excellent Linseed Oil: Excellent Diethylene Glycol: Very Good Mineral Spirits: Excellent

Lightfastness: Full Strength: Excellent Tint: Very Good-Excellent


Pigment type: Carbazole Violet 23/Phthalocyanine Blue 15:3 blend

Color Index No: 51319/74180 -Red Shade

Pigment Content: 37%

Solvent Content: 7 max%

Solvent Boiling Range: 520 to 750F

Bio/renewables content: 30%

Vehicle type: Quickset/Heatset Multipurpose

Appearance: Thick, tacky blue paste