Deuteron® Wax PE is a micronized polyethylene wax recognized for its well-balanced performance characteristics. PE waxes stand out as cost-effective materials known for positively impacting mechanical stability and visual appearance. Utilizing Deuteron® Wax PE enhances abrasion and scratch resistance, offering a pleasing matte effect and a pleasant surface feel.

Chemical Family: Polyethylene Waxes, Polyolefins, Waxes

End Uses: Powder Coating, Varnishes

Features: Abrasion Resistance, Cost Effective, Enhanced Surface Smoothness, Excellent Scratch Resistance, Matting, Mechanically Stable

Technical Data Sheet

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Applications & Uses

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Use Level
0.5 - 3.0 %
Application and Dosage Information

Deuteron® Wax PE is suitable for a wide range of applica- tions including:

  • Wood and joinery coatings
  • Flexographic and gravure inks
  • Overprint varnishes
  • Metal coatings (can and coil coatings)
  • Powder coatings

The use of Deuteron® Wax PE especially improves perfor- mance in:

  • Abrasion and scratch resistance
  • Rub resistance (printing inks)
  • Matting (conventional coatings and powder coatings)
  • COF (coefficient of friction) reduction

Dosage

  • 0.5 - 3.0 % (calculated on the complete formulation) depending on binder, application and required properties.

Processing

  • Deuteron® Wax PE is easy to disperse and can be incorpo- rated using a common high-speed stirrer. In low viscous systems it might be necessary to use a high shear dispersing unit to properly disperse the material. Process temperature should be kept below 45°C (113°F) It is possible to prepare a pre-mix of Deuteron® Wax PE in a solvent phase at concentrations around 30 – 45 % (depending on the used solvents).

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
White powder
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Densityapprox. 0.94g/cm³-
Melting Point101.0°C-
Particle Sizeapprox. 5.5μm-

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information
  • Paper bag (15 kg net)

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 months
Storage and Shelf Life Conditions
  • 24 months at room temperature and dry conditions.
  • Storage temperature should not exceed 35°C.