General Info

Storage recommendations

Please ensure that all drums are stored in a cool, dry place.
Keep the drums away from direct exposure to sunlight.
Metallic pigments are subject to oxydation and pastes should be prevented from drying out.
Immediately after use, replace the lid on drums and close tightly

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Shelf life

The shelve life of pastes is significantly shorter than the shelve life of powders. Please take into account that all obtained results have been achieved at a temperature not higher than 20°C.

Please ensure that the shelve life of the selected paste is suitable for your application.”

Solvent Code
in products
AVL METAL POWDERS
Solvent NameIUPAC NameShelf Life of
aluminium  Paste
(months)
Shelf Life of
Bronze/Copper Paste
(months)
BAButylacetate 2-methylpentane-2,4-diol126
BGButylglycol2-butoxyethanol12n.a.*
BG8BButylglycol + additivesn.a. mixture**n.a.*6
BG9BButylglycol + additivesn.a. mixture**6n.a.*
COPoly-organo siloxanen.a. mixture**12n.a.*
DEG1Dyethyleneglycol + additivesn.a. mixture**6n.a.*
DIHexyleneglycol2-Methyl-2,4-pentanediol1212
DNDi-isononylphtalaten.a. mixture**1212
DO & DO1Methyl Ethern.a. mixture**1212
DOPDi-octylphtalateDi(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate12n.a.*
DPMDi-Propylene Glycol Methyl Ether2-(2-methoxypropoxy)propan-1-ol66
E2Methyl ether + additivesn.a. mixture**6n.a.*
EAEthylacetateethyl-acetate1212
EPPlasticizer2,2-dimethyl-1-(methyl)1,3-propanediyl estern.a.*6
ETEthanoln.a. mixture**63
IPAIsopropylacetate1-Methylethyl acetate63
IS3Ink Solventn.a. mixture**126
IS4mineral oil for offset inks n.a. mixture**1212
MEparaffine oil for masterbatch/compounding(pharmaceutically approved)n.a. mixture**126
MEKMethyl ethyl ketonMethyl ethyl keton6n.a.*
MICMethylisobutylketone4-Methyl-2-pentanone6n.a.*
NPAN-Propanolpropan-1-ol612
PAIso-propylalcoholpropan-2-ol612
PGPropylene glycolPropane-1,2-diol66
PGE8BPropylene Glycol Methyl Ether non volatile with additivesn.a. mixture**n.a.*6
PGE9BPropylene Glycol Methyl Ether non volatile with additivesn.a. mixture**6n.a.*
PMPropylene Glycol Methyl Ether1-methoxypropan-2-ol612
PM8BPropylene Glycol Methyl Ether non-VOC free with additivesn.a. mixture**n.a.*12
PM9BPropylene Glycol Methyl Ether non-VOC free with additivesn.a. mixture**12n.a.*
PPPropylacetatePropyl ethanoate33
SASolvesso 100/ solvent naphtan.a. mixture**126
SESolvesso 150 / solvent naphtan.a. mixture**126
TToluenemethylbenzene126
TDTridecanolTridecan-1-ol3n.a.*
UV4Tridecanol with UV stabilisersn.a. mixture**3n.a.*
WSMineral spirit - Exxsol D40n.a. mixture**123
XXylenen.a. mixture**126


n.a.* = Non applicable.

n.a. mixture** = IUPAC  non applicable, is a mixture.

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The seal below is the only original AVL seal, therefore it must be attached to all our drums.

Handling recommendations

Handling recommendationsof bronze and aluminium grades

No high speed rotation mixer should be used because shear forces can damage the particles.
Powders or pastes should always be added gradually to the formulation, while stirring gently.

Optimal dispersion

In order to achieve an optimal dispersion, we recommend to first predisperse the powder or paste with a solvent, alcohol or water in case of waterbased formulations.          

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