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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

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PTFE-free improvement of flexo inks with our metallocene-based pe waxes

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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 friction
with our PTFE free solutions
PTFE-free solutions
fully complying with EU/REACH regulations
Renewable Carbon Index
distinguishing our Licocare® RBW Vita solutions

Discover some of our highlight solutions

  • Ceridust® 3716
    Ceridust 3716 is a micronized, polar modified polyethylene wax.
  • Ceridust® 8330
    Renewable polymer/wax compound suitable for both water and solvent based coatings and inks. Ceridust 8330 is a revolutionary, predominantly bio-based additive for all kind of printing inks with a mean particle size diameter of approximately 5.5 μm. Its mix of flexible yet tough polymeric characteristics makes it a powerful rub resistance additive for all types of ink systems. It is easy dispersible in water and solvent-based system with superior rub resistance properties versus conventional wax-based products. The outstanding rub resistance of Ceridust 8330 can even enable the substitution or reduction of PTFE in ink and coating systems. By this differentiated biopolymer-based micronized wax, wax dosage reduction of 30 % – 50 % is possible in gravure and flexographic inks to achieve the same rub resistance performance.
  • Licocare® RBW 102 flakes Vita
    Licocare® RBW 102 flakes Vita is a medium polar modified wax based on renewable resource. See here for more details about Licocare® RBW for Plastics and for Coatings and Inks.

Explore our wax offerings for other coatings segments

  • Waxes in building & construction coatings
    Our wax additives are designed to enhance and protect a wide range of architectural coatings, from interior wall paints and wood finishes to solutions for exteriors. We even help to make the journey between homes safer with our products for road marking paint.
  • Waxes for performance coatings
    Our Licowax® and Ceridust® waxes help to increase the film thicknesses of ships and freighters. They also make crucial features of such films, like water resistance and slip performance, easier to control.
  • Waxes for powder coatings
    Our wax additives help to protect the surfaces and control the appearance and touch of cured powder coatings. They also enhance the manufacturing process and storage stability of powder coatings, enabling higher throughput and quality.
  • PTFE-free alternatives by Clariant
    High-quality PTFE-free solutions with sustainable raw materials for coatings and inks, to handle different types of surfaces with scratch resistance, slip modification, and matting effects.
  • Licocare® Rice Bran Waxes Coatings and Inks
    Licocare RBW making the things of our lives prettier and longer-lasting. (environmental-friendly, surface)
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