VISCOWAX® IN COATINGS

VISCOWAX® IN COATINGS

We offer a range of oxidised and non-oxidised polyethylene (PE) waxes and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) waxes from Innospec under the VISCOWAX® brand used as processing aids to improve product properties, or to enable the use of specific processes. VISCOWAX® is used in coatings with a variety of effects. In coatings applications VISCOWAX® can be used as a matting agent, rheology modifier as well as to enhance pigment orientation. VISCOWAX® improves gloss, scratch resistance, processability, and much more. In addition, it can also be used to improve properties in printed products, enhance the printing ink itself and smoothen the printing process.

Due to their low viscosity in a molten stage, waxes represent typical ingredients of hotmelt adhesives (HMA). VISCOWAX® product portfolio offer a variety of wax properties, tailored to a broad range of possible uses with different purposes and benefits to providet viscosity, open time and set speed, heat resistance, and adhesion improvements. Additional potential benefits are improved oil retention and cold flexibility.

VISCOWAX® oxidised PE and EVA waxes contain functional groups, making them polar and easy emulsifiable in water for use as a textile auxiliary, in water-born lacquers and printing inks, and in leather processing. In addition, our SBS-series waxes from Estron can be utilised to improve slip, mar resistance and outgassing in most powder coating applications, as well as to reduce gloss when used at higher percentage levels.

Product NameApplicationsProduct Description
SBS-1200Powder CoatingsGeneral purpose, synthetic wax used in powder coatings to impart slip, improve mar resistance and lower gloss. Can be used in a wide array of binders such as polyesters, hybrids, polyurethanes and epoxies. Dosages of 0.5-1% can provide improved slip and surface appearance, as well as increased degassing capability. With concentrations 1.5 – 6%, substantial reduction of 60° gloss to approximately 40-50% can be realised.
SBS-1202Powder CoatingsGeneral purpose, polyethylene wax used in coatings to impart – abrasion resistance – and improve slip and mar. The wax can also be used to lower gloss. Recommended addition level: 0.2 -3.0% of total formulation.
SBS-1215Powder CoatingsSpecial polyolefin-PTFE composition used in powder coatings to provide exceptional scratch, abrasion, mar and water resistance. This product imparts slip, lowers gloss and can be used in a wide array of binders such as polyesters, hybrids, polyurethanes and epoxies. Dosages of 0.5-1% are used to achieve optimal slip properties and mar resistance. At concentrations of 1.5 – 6%, substantial reduction of 60° gloss to approximately 40-50% can be realised.
VISCOMELT CAdhesivesUnique amorphous Polypropylene copolymer waxes as adhesion boosters and flow improvers in polyolefin based hotmelt adhesives
VISCOMELT PHAdhesivesPolypropylene waxes with very high melting point to ensure a quick set of hot melt formulations as well as assure a very good heat stability of the bonding
VISCOWAX® 111Adhesives, Coatings, InksPE-wax with a unique combination of low viscosity and high melting point. Excellent alternative to FT-waxes for packaging hotmelts while supporting adhesion and cold flexibility. Hard, low viscous wax optimized for spray micronisation
VISCOWAX® 115Masterbatches, Polishes, Powder CoatingsFor powder coatings, improves scratch resistance and works as processing aid. Also recommended for use as a high-quality PE-wax with high thermal stability for white, colour and additive masterbatches.
VISCOWAX ® 116Adhesives, Coatings, Inks High melting, crystalline PE-wax for best heat resistance, oil retarding, cohesion, shear stability. For powder coatings, improves scratch resistance and works as processing aid
VISCOWAX ® 122Adhesives, Coatings, Inks Amorphous PE-waxes with good cohesion, cold flexibility and hottack. Excellent product for wax-dispersions for matting. Also very suitable for dispersion based additives to provide antiblocking and abrasion resistance.
VISCOWAX ® 123AdhesivesAmorphous PE-waxes with good cohesion, cold flexibility and hottack
VISCOWAX ® 135AdhesivesAmorphous PE-waxes with good cohesion, cold flexibility and hottack
VISCOWAX ® 1410AdhesivesUnique amorphous Polyethylene waxes with a very low density. Adhesion boosting and flow improving of thermoplastic hot melt adhesives
VISCOWAX ® 145AdhesivesUnique amorphous Polyethylene waxes with a very low density. Adhesion boosting and flow improving of thermoplastic hot melt adhesives
VISCOWAX ® 252EmulsionsCitrus fruit coating, Softening agent in textile auxiliary, release agents, floor polishes, aqueous printing inks and varnishes, paper coating
VISCOWAX ® 253Emulsions, PolishesCitrus fruit coating, Softening agent in textile auxiliary, release agents, floor polishes, aqueous printing inks and varnishes, paper coating
VISCOWAX ® 261Coatings, Emulsions, InksHighly recommended for rheology modifying dispersions, helps providing anti-settling and thixotropic effects. May be used in shoe polishes and textile auxiliaries
VISCOWAX ® 262Emulsions, PolishesShoe polish and textile auxiliaries
VISCOWAX ® 343Coatings, Inks, Masterbatches Rheology modifying, anti-settling, especially suitable for improvement of pigment orientation in metallic lacquers. May be used as a polar EVA-wax with high wetting and dispersing performance for all kind of polar pigments, additives and fillers.
VISCOWAX ® 353AdhesivesPolar amorphous waxes with own adhesion potential, good hottack, high cold temperature flexibility. Compatible with different materials.

VISCOWAX ® 516 MA
MasterbatchesMaleic anhydride modified PE-wax for heavy to disperse pigments and engineering plastics, special pigments

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