VersaBase™ BIO 1040 GS Reflex Blue
VersaBase BIO 1040 GS is a green shade, high tint strength, multi-purpose dispersion of 40% total of Triarylmethane Violet & Blue (Phthalocyanine Blue) pigment in a high bio-renewables content, low VOC multipurpose vehicle for conventional paste inks. VersaBase BIO 1040 GS can be used alone for making many types of Green Shade Reflex Blue inks. Typical Reflex Blue formulas call for 25 to 50% loading of VersaBase 1040 GS. VersaBase BIO 1040 GS's green shade makes it ideal for making Reflex Blue inks for color blends.
Additionally, VersaBase BIO 1040 GS 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: Poor 5% NaOH: Poor
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
Pigment type: Triarylmethane Violet/Blue 15:3 blend
Color Index No: 42535:3/74160 -Green Shade
Pigment Content: 40%
Solvent Content: 5 max%
Solvent Boiling Range: 520 to 750F
Bio/renewables content: 33%
Vehicle type: Quickset/Heatset Multipurpose
Appearance: Thick, tacky blue paste