Deuteron® Wax A is a micronized amide wax known for delivering an excellent velvet surface feel and enhancing grain (anfeuerung). This versatile product is applicable across various mediums, such as solvent-based, water-based, 100% systems (e.g., UV-curable), and powder coatings. It comprises micronized polyamide wax, offering universal utility in diverse coating systems.

Chemical Family: Polyamides, Waxes

End Uses: Clearcoat, Flexography Ink, Gravure Ink, Powder Coating, Radiation Curable Coating, Solventborne Coating, Varnishes, Waterborne Coating

Features: Enhanced Surface Smoothness, Excellent Sandability , Good Surface Feeling, Improved Degassing

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Technologies

Features & Benefits

Product Highlights
  • Deuteron® Wax A is a micronized amide wax for excellent velvet surface feel, sand ability and grain enhancement (Anfeuerung). Deuteron® Wax A is a universal product that can be used in solvent based, water based, 100 % (e.g. UV curable) systems and powder coatings.
  • In oven cured coatings (e.g. can coatings or powder coat- ings) Deuteron® Wax A leads to excellent meat-release properties (can coatings) or in combination with Benzoin to outstanding degassing (powder coatings).

Applications & Uses

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

Deuteron® Wax A is suitable for a wide range of applications including:

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

The use of Deuteron® Wax A especially improves performance in:

  • Velvet surface feel (soft touch)
  • Sanding properties
  • Long lasting wood grain enhancement (clear coats)
  • Degassing (Powder coatings)
  • Meat-release properties (Can coatings)

Dosage

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

Processing

  • Deuteron® Wax A 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.
  • The addition of Deuteron® Wax A in water-based coatings can be critical and high shear forces can be necessary to ensure a proper dispersion. For water-based coatings please check also our highly concentrated and easy to use Deuteron® WD A.

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
White powder
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Densityapprox. 0.99g/cm³-
Melting Point143°C-
Particle Sizeapprox. 6.5μm-

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.