AQUAPEL

Aquapel can be used in a wide range of lithographic inks to control water pick up and thus increase color strength, reduce dot gain, and improve overall print quality. A hydrophobic additive to control water pickup in inks. Used in lithographic inks.

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Aquapel

Additive

Printing was originally done using limestone and an image drawn with oil, fat, or wax on the surface. The stone was treated with a mixture of acid and gum arabic, etching the portions that were not protected by the grease-based image. When the stone was then moistened, the etched areas retained water. An oil- based ink could then be applied and would be repelled by the water, sticking only to the original drawing. The ink would finally be transferred to the surface to be printed.

The modern offset process involves precise control of the water balance between the fountain solution and the ink. Shamrock’s Aquapel products are designed to reduce water pick up by the ink to achieve a good print.

Product Description:

Aquapel can be used in a wide range of lithographic inks to control water pick up and thus increase color strength, reduce dot gain, and improve overall print quality. A hydrophobic additive to control water pickup in inks. Used in lithographic inks.

Application:

Aquapel is used in the ink industry. It is recommended for offset inks as a problem solver. Aquapel’s main benefit is to ensure a stable ink in water balance; especially for the long runs on high speed web presses. This product is a good stabilizer of the water pick-up in the ink on the image areas of the plate. It is also easy to uniformally disperse in paste inks. Recommended Level of Addition: Max 1%

Typical Properties:

Appearance:Amber Liquid
Viscosity:= 320 CPS
% Active:100

 

Regulatory Status:

The components of this product are listed on multiple chemical inventories. For specific information on the applicable chemical inventories, please refer to the product SDS.

Safety, Shipping and Handling:

For complete safety, shipping and handling information please contact your regional Customer Service Representative, or our Customer Service Team at customerserviceteam@shamrocktechnologies.com.

For more information about Shamrock’s other products or capabilities please visit us at our website, ShamrockTechnologies.com.

 

End Use Applications

Commercial, Dispersion, Heat Set, Inks, Offset Inks, Publication, Sheet Fed

Features and Benefits

Control Water Pick Up, Ease Of Incorporation, Hydrophobic, Increased Color Strength, Problem Solver, Reduced Dot Gain

Composition

Additive

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