VersaBase™ 1032 Alkali Blue
VersaBase™ 1032 Alkali Blue is a multi-purpose dispersion of Alkali Blue (Reflex Blue) pigment in a universal vehicle for paste inks. VersaBase™ 1032 Alkali Blue can be used alone for making many types of Reflex Blue inks such as Quickset/Sheetfed Lithographic, Heatset Web Offset, Business Forms, and Newsinks.
Typically used to make Reflex Blue inks or used as a toner in black inks to improve their blueness of shade, 25% to 38% of VersaBase™ 1032 Alkali Blue by total formula weight is considered a normal loading for most paste ink formulas. As a toner, used 2%-10% of VersaBase™ 1032 Alkali Blue to tone black inks.
Chemical Resistance: 5% HCl: Poor 5% NaOH: Poor
Water: Excellent Ethanol: Poor Hot Paraffin: Fair Soap: Poor Lacquer Solvents: Excellent Linseed Oil: Excellent Diethylene Glycol: Fair Mineral Spirits: Excellent
Lightfastness: Full Strength: Good Tint: Fair
Pigment type: Alkali Blue 61
Color Index No: 47265:1
Pigment Content: 32%
Solvent Content: 15%
Solvent Boiling Range: 520 to 580F
Bio/renewables content: 21.5%
Vehicle type: Quickset/Heatset Multipurpose
Appearance: Thick, tacky blue paste