08 [micro]m, and an average particle diameter in the range of 8 [micro]m to 30 [micro]m, the manufacturing method is comprised of a first step of preparing aluminum powder having an average particle diameter in the range of 1 [micro]m to 10 [micro]m by an atomization method, and a second step of grinding the aluminum powder in an organic solvent, wherein the second step is performed using a grinding medium
having a diameter in the range of 0.
0005" on diameter, concentricity, and straightness, with finishes as fine as 12rms, depending on the grit of the grinding medium
0005" on diameter, concentricity and straightness, with finishes as fine as 12 RMS, depending on the grit of the grinding medium
, according to the company.
ViaFlex 120 as the primary grinding medium
will exhibit excellent color strength, rheology and pigment stability even in low concentrations, according to the company.
In electroplated diamond tools, the grinding medium
is embedded and fixed in an electroplated or chemically deposited layer of nickel.
According to the company, using ViaFlex 100 as the primary grinding medium
allows energy curable ink formulations to exhibit a greater level of color strength as well as improved rheology and milling ease.
In the wet ambient grinding process, the temperature of the grinding medium
, normally water, does not exceed 180-degrees-F.
Comments: Surkovar 8049 is a long flow pigment grinding medium