Pigment Blue 15

MICROSPERSE PLUS BMP1500 is an aqueous Pigment Blue 15 dispersion based on a styrene acrylic resin. The stir-in red shade phthalo blue dispersion is suitable for various flexographic and gravure water-based inks where high pigment loadings and anilox requirements are demanding. They are designed to provide excellent gloss, transparency and strength. It is suitable for lamination, Mylar, film, Kraft, and paperboard ink applications.

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  • High concentrated aqueous pigment dispersion for water based inks
  • Ultimate strength, gloss and transparency
  • Low viscosity, high pigment loading
  • Formulated to be very low VOC

Technical data

Product Data

Physical Data

Pigment chemistry Copper phthalocyanine blue, alpha
Appearance Blue liquid
pH 8.5 – 9.5
Specific gravity [g/cm3] 1.21
Pigment solids [%] 45
Total solids [%] 50 – 56


Main Fields of Application

  • Waterborne inks
  • Flexographic inks
  • Gravure inks


Coloristic Specifications

Grav. tinct. strength [%] 95.0 -105.0
Color difference DE <1.5
Green-red axis Da -1.0 to 1.0
Blue-yellow axis Db -1.0 to 1.0
Purity DC -1.0 to 1.0
Shade DH -1.0 to 1.0


Fastness Data

Fastness properties*
Acid 5
Alkali 5
Scale of 1 – 5, with 5 best (ISO 787-4)


Fastness to light*
Full shade 8
Reduction 1:1 with TiO2 8
Reduction 1:3 with TiO2 8
Scale of 1 – 8, with 5 best (ISO 105-B01)


*The performance data shown is taken from the pigment suppliers literature.