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Resene Total Colour Universal Pastes for architectural coatings

Universal Pastes (UPs) are a range of pigments dispersed into a water/glycol/dispersant systems designed for use with architectural coatings.

The dispersant system is optimised to the surface demands of each pigment. Systems in which UPs have been successfully used include: 100% acrylics styrene acrylics PVA copolymers pressure polymers long and (some) waterborne medium oil alkyds epoxies waterborne alkyds.

Testing will be required if intended to be used in cationically-stabilised systems. UPs are volumetrically calibrated and are designed to be used with typical tinter dispensing equipment. They are also designed for incorporation using typical paint shakers – additional shear may be required with very heavy-bodied coatings.

While UPs have been designed to achieve the broadest degree of compatibility, idiosyncrasies within any formulation can affect compatibility. We have long experience in recognising the causes of such problems and are able to help formulate around any issues that may arise.

Due to the high pigment levels used there is rarely a need to use UPs at more than 5-6% by volume. If higher levels are used (e.g. 10% by volume) some water sensitivity may be introduced into the film. Some loss of viscosity in associatively thickened systems may occur at higher usage levels.

Colour formulations data bases established with UPs can also be utilised with other Resene Total Colour Pastes.

  Mass Tone 1:5 TiO2
Tinter UPA Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPB Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPC Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPD Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPE Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPF Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPG Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPH Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPJ Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPK Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPL Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPM Mass Tone 1:5
Tinter UPP Mass Tone 1:5
 
    Resistance to bleed in   Light Fastness
Product Pigment Density gm/cc Total Solids % Pigment Solids %   Alkali Acids Butyl Acetate Xylene   Mass Tone Tint 1:25
Tinter UP A Pigment Yellow 97 1.20 48 40   5 5 2-3 4   7-8 7
Tinter UP B Pigment Black 7 1.22 38 28   5 5 5 5   8 8
Tinter SP C Pigment Yellow 42 1.86 73 62   5 5 5 5   8 8
Tinter UP D Pigment Green 7 1.33 52 45   5 5 5 5   8 8
Tinter UP E Pigment Blue 15.3 1.15 39 21   5 5 5 5   8 7
Tinter UP F Pigment Red 101 2.34 73 70   5 5 5 5   8 8
Tinter UP G Pigment Orange 73 1.14 50 40   5 5 2-3 4-5   8 8
Tinter UP I Pigment White 6 2.07 74 60   5 5 5 5   8 8
Tinter UP H Pigment Red 254 1.36 51 45   5 5 5 4-5   8 8
Tinter UP J Pigment Violet 23 1.13 23 19   5 5 5 4-5   8 7
Tinter UP K Pigment Green 17 2.45 77 70   5 5 5 5   8 8
Tinter UP L Blend 1.69 65 9   5 5 5 5   8 8
Tinter UP M Pigment Red 122 1.11 36 30   5 5 5 5   7-8 7
Tinter UP P Pigment Yellow 184 2.04 64 60   5 4-5 5 5   8 8