AkronGoldTM
Product Description & Application
AkronGold is a premium, plate safe, ultra-low foaming fountain solution concentrate designed for sheet-fed presses with alcohol and integrated dampening systems.
Features & Benefits
Equally compatible for use with alcohol and alcohol substitutes; suitable for universal application
Strongly buffered to withstand MO alkalinity up to 300 ppm; ensures consistent print quality
Ultra-low foaming; for trouble-free press performance
Compatible with both, UV and conventional inks
Designed to achieve optimum water settings; to ensure sharper, denser prints
Effective biocide system; for prolonged bath life & minimal effluent generation
Free of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds); for a cleaner, safer pressroom
Usage Instructions
Depending on usage condition, add between 2% ~ 3% concentrate in water (20 ml ~ 30 ml concentrate in one litre of water).
Ideal dilution depends on press speed, type of dampening system, ink type and paper quality.
Use a freshly calibrated conductivity meter, for accurate dosing control. Ensure that the mixed fount solution is within ± 100 µs of the pre-determined mix.
To ensure optimum tray life, thoroughly clean the dosing, circulation and feeding systems with Fount System Cleaner and deglaze ink train and dampening rubber rollers, before charging freshly mixed solution.
Properties & Positioning
Product Related

Chemical Composition
Contains Drying Additives
Contains Corrosion Inhibitors
Contains Defoamers

Technical Properties
Typical Dosage(%) 2~3 %
pH @ 2% in DM water (25oC) 4.50 - 5.20
Conductivity @ 2% in
DM water (25oC)
1400 - 1900ms
IPA Dosing Range 8~10 %

Ink Related

Compatibility
Conventional Inks
UV
Metallic Inks
 
Press Related

Application
Business Forms Web
Coldset Web
Heatset Web
Sheet-fed

Dampening Systems
Coldset Brush
Coldset Spray
Coldset Turbo
Heatset - Non Contact
Heatset - Contact
Sheet-fed Alcohol Damp
Sheet-fed Conventional

Physical Properties (Concentrated)

Appearance Clear Colourless Liquid
Specific Gravity 1.06 - 1.09
Plate Compatibility
Thermal Plates Violet Plates Analog Plates
All Brands All Brands All Brands
Water Compatibility
Soft Water
Alkalinity < 25 ppm
Medium Water
Alkalinity < 150 ppm
Hard Water
Alkalinity upto
300 ppm
Very Hard Water
Alkalinity > 300
ppm
Storage, Handling & Packaging
Storage & Handling
:
Protect from direct sunlight. Store at moderate temperature in dry, well-ventilated area. Keep containers tightly closed; when not in use. The use of hand gloves is recommended.
Shelf-life
:
12 months from the date of manufacture
Packing
:
5, 10, 20 & 210 litres
Caution
:
Avoid contact with skin and eyes