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VersaBase™ BIO 1038 RS Reflex Blue

VersaBase BIO 1038 RS is a red shade, high tint strength, multi-purpose dispersion of  38% total of Triarylmethane Violet & Blue (Phthalocyanine Blue) pigment in a high bio-renewables content, low VOC multipurpose vehicle for conventional paste inks. VersaBase BIO 1038 RS can be used alone for making many types of Red Shade Reflex Blue inks. Typical Reflex Blue formulas call for 25 to 50% loading of VersaBase 1038 RS. VersaBase BIO 1038 RS's red shade makes it ideal for toning black inks that require a bronzy-red "reflex" in their top tone.

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: Poor 5% NaOH: Poor

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

Lightfastness: Full Strength: Good Tint: Fair

SPECIFICATIONS:

Pigment type: Triarylmethane Violet/Blue 15:3 blend

Color Index No: 42535:3/74160 -Red Shade

Pigment Content: 38%

Solvent Content: 5 max%

Solvent Boiling Range: 520 to 750F

Bio/renewables content: 33%

Vehicle type: Quickset/Heatset Multipurpose

Appearance: Thick, tacky blue paste

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