VersaBase™ 2038 Yellow 174

VersaBase 2038 Yellow 174 is a multi-purpose dispersion of Diarylide Yellow 174 heat-resistant pigment in a universal vehicle for paste inks. VersaBase 2038 Yellow 174 can be used alone for making many types of Process Yellow inks such as

Quickset/Sheetfed Lithographic, Heatset Web Offset, Business Forms, and Newsinks.


Typically used to make Process Yellow inks, 25% to 50% of VersaBase 2038 Yellow 174 by total formula weight is considered a normal loading for most paste ink formulas.

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

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

Lightfastness: Full Strength: Fair Tint: Poor


Pigment type: Yellow 174

Color Index No: 21098

Pigment Content: 38%

Solvent Content: 14.4%

Solvent Boiling Range: 520 to 750 F

Bio/renewables content: 18%

Vehicle type: Quickset/Heatset Multipurpose

Appearance: Thick, tacky yellow paste

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