Product Data Sheet – MAGNAFLUX WA-1, WA-2

Water Bath Additives

Use our water bath additives to create water-based inks, and to enhance wetting and control foaming in water baths.

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WA-1

General Description

MAGNAFLUX® WA-1 is a water conditioner that combines a blend of wetting agents with enhanced corrosion inhibitors to condition the water of ink baths.

Composition

WA-1 is composed of liquid non-ionic surface active agents and corrosion inhibitors.

Benefits

  • Excellent wetting characteristics.
  • Rapid dispersion in water baths – superior to powdered conditioners.
  • Aids dispersion of magnetic particles.
  • Superior short-term corrosion inhibition.

Typical Properties (not a specification)

Property WA-1
Density 1.085 g/cm³
Recommended concentration 10 g/10 ml per litre of water
pH (1% solution) 9.05
Storage temperature 10°C to 30°C
Usage temperature 5°C to 55°C

Like all Magnaflux materials, WA-1 is closely controlled to ensure batch-to-batch consistency, optimum process control and inspection reliability.

Replacements

WA-1 replaces the following products:

  • MAGNAFLUXWA-4E
  • TIEDE TN4 – 608.1
  • TIEDE TN5 – 608.2
  • TIEDE TNR 6 – 617.10
  • TIEDE TNR 7 – 617.20
  • TIEDE TNR 8 – 617.35
  • TIEDE TR 6 – 618.10, 618.50
  • TIEDE TNRJ8 – 655.2 oPT1

General Method of Use

Add WA-1 to water while stirring. Avoid using excessive amounts as heavy foaming can occur.

Add magnetic particles and stir until particles are dispersed. Before use, check the settlement volume.

Specification Compliance

Specification WA-1
SAE AS7492 Yes

Availability

Part number 064C002

Packaging icon: 1 litre plastic bottle

WA-2

General Description

MAGNAFLUX® WA-2 is an antifoam – it eliminates foaming in water-based magnetic ink baths.

Composition

WA-2 is a non-silicone antifoam.

Benefits

Excellent defoaming characteristics.

Typical Properties (not a specification)

Property WA-2
Density 1.0 – 1.1 g/cm³
Recommended concentration Maximum 1% by weight
pH (1% solution) 6.5 – 7.5
Storage temperature 10°C to 30°C
Usage temperature 5°C to 55°C

Like all Magnaflux materials, WA-2 is closely controlled to ensure batch-to-batch consistency, optimum process control and inspection reliability.

Replacements

WA-2 replaces the following products:

  • MAGNAFLUX ZAF-1
  • TIEDE TS 4 – 609.1
  • TIEDE  TS 5 – 609.2

General Method of Use

If your bath is foaming excessively, sprinkle a few drops of WA-2 onto the surface.

If some foam persists, add more WA-2 drop-by-drop. Be careful as excessive amounts of antifoam can reduce the wetting properties of your bath, or cause particle agglomeration.

Availability

Part number 064C005

Packaging icon: 1 litre plastic bottle

Recommended Products

Product type Product name(s)
Fluorescent magnetic particles Powders: MAGNAGLO®14A, MG410, MG 601
Inks: MAGNAGLO 14HF, 410HF
Water-based: MAGNAGLO WB-12, TIEDE MF-655 WB
Oil carrier MAGNAGLO MG/MX Carrier II Oil
Cleaner/remover SPOTCHECK® SKC-S

Health & Safety

Read the relevant Safety Data Sheets for these products before use.

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