Our waxes for packaging coatings
can and paper solutions with a can-do attitude
Wax additives for protecting coated packaging from scratches, scuffs and moisture
Our wax additives for packaging coatings strengthen the protection of surfaces that have to be tough and wear-resistant. They help to preserve the attractive appearance of metal packaging, such as food and beverage cans or metal personal care containers. They can also be used to enhance the coatings of other packaging substrates, such as paper- or plastics-based materials.
Our Ceridust® waxes are not just highly effective at making metal coatings more resistant to scratches and marks but also aid in keeping freshly coated metal sheets from blocking – a common problem during production. We offer PTFE-free solutions with comparable performance to conventional PTFE/PE micronized wax products. In paper coatings, our products can serve to enhance crucial properties like barrier effect, slip, and abrasion resistance.
Coating solutions that combine great performance with reliable compliance
Packaging coatings have to perform well on a wide range of substrates, and we pride ourselves on offering a performance-enhancing solution for almost any application.
Some of the most essential features of metal can coatings are good slip and excellent resistance to scratches, abrasion and metal marking. Due to changing EU regulations, there will also be growing opportunities for PTFE-free products. Our Ceridust® range offers solutions providing reliable compliance within REACH rules and beyond, as well as full compatibility with solvent-based, waterborne and radiation-cured coating systems.
For coating paper, films and foils, our waxes from the Licocene®, Licowax® and Licocare® lines offer a wide choice of value-adding solutions. Especially when used in liquid formulations, they are able to create highly effective moisture barriers while also improving slip and release performance.
Find out more about our solutions for can and coil applications
PTFE-free improvement of flexo inks with our metallocene-based pe waxes
Three good reasons for choosing Clariant
key benefits of our wax solutions
Choice of PTFE-free additives combining compliance with high performance
Enable improved scratch resistance for metal coatings, preserving the looks of coated packaging
Enable enhanced moisture barrier function, lower coefficient of friction and improved release function for paper-based packaging
Ingredients and compliance
you cant count on
Impact on coefficient of frictionwith our PTFE free solutions
PTFE-free solutionsfully complying with EU/REACH regulations
Renewable Carbon Indexdistinguishing our Licocare® RBW Vita solutions