Hydrolith SF-X3

Fountain Solution Concentrate for reducing alcohol on Sheetfed Presses

Product Usage

Fountain Solution Concentrate - with Alcohol Replacing Additives for Sheetfed Offset Presses

Features and Benefits

  • alcohol replacement additives allow to reduce IPA down to 4-6%
  • effective buffer cleans the oxide surface thoroughly
  • stable ink and water balance
    safe printing process with broad window
  • fast start up of the plate
    minimizes waste
  • prevents or minimizes framing (copy on impression cylinder)
  • prevents contamination of the circulation - fountain solution stays clear


20 liter cans, 200 liter drums

Storage and Shelf Life

Storage: not under 6°C, not above 30°C
Shelf Life: 12 months
Keep container tightly closed
Keep away from direct sun light


Dosage of Hydrolith SF-X3: 3-4% depending on the water hardness

Dosage of IPA: 4-8% depending on the circumstances

For a successfull reduction of alcohol it is necessary: Fountain Solution Cooling System, standardized water quality, appropriate adjustment of the rollers.

For water hardness up to ca. 15° dH / 270 ppm

Technical Specifications

  • form: liquid
  • Density: 1,08 g/cm3
  • Color: transparant -slightly blue
  • Odour: mild - characterisitc
  • Water miscible: yes
  • pH value: 4,5
  • labelling: Xi Irritating

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