Product Spec Sheets

Aqua Polysilk 19

Released by Micro Powders, Inc.

July 23, 2013

AQUA POLYSILK 19 is a unique combination of polymers that has been specifically formulated to provide a combination of abrasion, scratch and heat resistance while imparting a smooth feel and lubricity to printing inks, paints and coatings.

AQUA POLYSILK 19 is micronized to a NPIRI grind gauge reading of 3.5 - 4.5 for easy dispersion into water borne systems.

AQUA POLYSILK 19 is similar in properties to Polysilk 14 but it has the added characteristics of increased heat resistance, improved hardness and scratch resistance and easier dispersibility. These characteristics will help to maximize surface protection and film toughness.

Additions of 0.5-1.5% by weight are suggested for best performance. However, the level of addition will depend on end use requirements. Due to the unique nature of this product, the optimum effect of a smooth, silky feel and tape release will be reached approximately 12 to 24 hours after application.

AQUA POLYSILK 19 can be used in all types of printing inks, paints and coatings. However, it is especially recommended for use in the following areas: water based printing inks, lacquers and coatings; wood and leather finishes, coil coatings, industrial finishes, and water based can coatings.

At temperatures above 600°F (316°C) some polymer fumes may be emitted due to decomposition of the fluorocarbon polymer. Therefore, smoking should not be permitted when working with this material.

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