Gilsonite in paint

Gilsonite in Paints has the ability to increase the hardness and adhesion. In general, the use of bituminous paints is a well-known and common method, in particular for those paintings which need to withstand harsh weather conditions and/or are subjective to corrosion.

This mineral can be added to asphalt base paints as a modifier, removing roughness and increasing paint gloss. In fact, bitumen-based paints have low quality, but by adding Gilsonite, the properties of the paint can be improved. This is because Gilsonite retains the properties of bitumen and spreads properly on any surface.

The use of Gilsonite in paint results in excellent bonding with almost any material as a protective coating paint. It is known in the paint industry as a relatively less expensive additive than similarly functional additives.

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Gilsonite in paints for automative

Gilsonite paints are used in the automotive industry as a chassis coating and coating of metal structures due to its UV resistance. This material can give useful properties to paint and coating.

As this mineral is is both abrasive and chemically neutral, it has a high resistance to acids, water and chemicals. thus it can be used in car radiators and waterproof coatings. By changing the colloidal balance and removing oil and wax from the bitumen, its properties change. If these oils and waxes come to the surface, the gloss of the coating will decrease, and if these oils and waxes go to the inner surface of the coating, the adhesion of the coating will decrease. There are several formulas for these coatings that can be used for a variety of applications.

High nitrogen content and natural asphalt properties create adhesion in Gilsonite. This feature makes it possible to use these paints in the protection of materials as anti-corrosion coatings and protective coatings against moisture.

A special type of Gilsonite is also used in the manufacture of asphalt black paints and polished oils. It can also be used to make a black-brown colored solution that is used in the bitumen coating of gas and sewage pipes.

Gilsonite use in ink

Gilsonite is used as the first wet carbon agent in the black inks of newspapers and magazines, also known as organic inks. Black and brown pigments extracted from this mineral, can be are used in the preparation of printer inks. Printer ink is a combination of carbon black and bitumen, which with the help of Gilsonite, this combination becomes more sticky and its durability is much longer. The most important benefit of using this product in the ink industry is to streamline and stabilize materials. A variety of inks including printer ink, newspaper ink, lithographic and offset ink, gravure, castel ink can be produced using Gilsonite.

High concentrations of Gilsonite is used in newspaper printing inks. For proper use of this material, low degree of softness and ash below 3% is recommended. However it is normally used in doses of 2 to 5% in different formulas and color combinations. This is despite the fact that sometimes 10 to 20% is used as a low-cost alternative to other resins in black ink compounds.

Gilsonite resin is a good competitor to petroleum hydrocarbon resins, phenolic resins, which can act as a complement or alternative to all of them. Different concentrations of this substance are used to produce special inks with high luminosity. This substance is used in black ink as a cost-effective alternative to other resins.

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Gilsonite in wood stains

The application of Gilsonite in wood stains is to produce adhesive and coating for wood surface. It is used to paint wood because of its dark brown color (as is shown in Gilsonite product). This mineral can produce higher resolution colors that do not fade over time, which cannot be achieved with other natural and synthetic materials.

In addition, it is used as a dark brown color in wood paintings. Due to the unique chemical and physical properties of Gilsonite, it can provide useful properties for wood paintings.

Advantages of Gilsonite in paint industry

  • Cheap additives for anti-corrosion paints
  • Paints for wood paints and pipe coatings
  • High viscosity inks for newspapers, magazines and periodicals
  • High quality uniform black color printing for Ink Industry
  • Resistance of the paint to ultraviolet light
  • In bitumen base paint for insulating water tanks and covering pipes
  • Prevent color fading and maintain color sharpness
  • Create radiance in color
  • High resistance to acids, water and chemicals
  • Cost-effective natural alternative to a variety of resins