Hydrolith SF-X4

Fountain Solution Concentrate for replacing alcohol (IPA) on Sheetfed Presses

Product Usage

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

Features and Benefits

  • alcohol replacement additives allow to eliminate IPA down to 0:
  • considerable cost saving and quality increase
  • recommended for process-less plates
  • 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-X4: 3-5% depending on the water hardness and 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: 1,03 g/cm3
  • Color: transparant 
  • Odour: mild - characterisitc
  • Water miscible: yes
  • pH value: 3,8
  • labelling: Xi Irritating

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