Gilsonite powder Ink grade is a quick drying high gloss and corrosion resistant asphalt enamel. It is using for fully resistance to water, acids, alkalis, electrolysis and natural elements.
Gilsonite ink powder is readily soluble without heating in aromatic solvents (Benzene, Toluene, Xylene) and in most chlorinated solvents. It is also soluble without heating in aliphatic and low aromatic solvents (VMP and other Naphtha, Ink Oils and Mineral Spirits), but mixing time is longer. Without heating, the pulverized grade is recommended.
Films developed from Gilsonite ink powder have a dark colour with little bronzing effect. Solutions do not thicken upon ageing. Gilsonite ink powder is compatible with drying oils, vegetable oils, rosins, hydrocarbon resins, elastomers, asphalts, and waxes for speciality applications. It has limited solubility in most alcohols and ketones.
Gilsonite is readily soluble without heating in solvent speciality in Xylene, Toluene and Benzene and in most chlorinated solvent. A non-petroleum base newspaper printing ink comprising a blend of gilsonite flakes and tall oil fatty acids,together with carbon black pigment. the proportion of the ink gilsonite and tall oil fatty acids may be varied as viscosity requirements change due to differences in press speeds, newsprint characteristics and the like.The ink Gilsonite thus has readily adjustable viscosity together with an enhanced flow and penetration characteristics, while being extremely economical to manufacture.