Sapphire 5.0

Brand Family Overview

Michem® Wax micronized waxes enhance the performance of water-based, solventborne and powder coating formulations. Highly efficient, these waxes are used as process aids and improve many coating and ink properties, including: scratch and mar resistance, lubricity, block resistance, release, and matting.

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Usage

Designed as a primer for HP Indigo substrates to render them compatible to ink. It can be used on paper substrates.

Description

Primer for use with HP Indigo press.

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
HP Indigo SolutionsApplicator - flexo / gravure/ roll, OEM - Indigo ws10000, OEM - Indigo ws5000, OEM - Indigo ws7000, Substrate - paper

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Physical Properties

These physical properties are typical but should not be considered specifications.

AppearanceTranslucent liquid
Percent Non-Volatile4.8 - 5.3

Site of Manufacture (and Product Code)

AUB (Q4310A.E)
SNG (Q4310A.S)

Application Data

Q4310A (Sapphire 5.0) can be applied via flexo or direct gravure systems. The recommended dry coat weight is 30 to 60 mg/m². Use our Sapphire Indicator Solution to check quality of the coating. The anilox should be kept turning at all times to avoid premature drying of the solution. Cleaning with warm water, IPA or slightly acidic water is recommended. ISO Cup Viscosity - #3 Cup 25-31 sec. Do not dilute.

Storage

Ensure adequate ventilation. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Use personal protective equipment as required.