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Clariant is a global player in the production of waxes offering a widely diversified portfolio of synthetic and semi synthetic waxes.

Our portfolio comprises Montan wax based products, polyolefin and polymeric based waxes, as well as amide waxes and their micronized grades.

With our long established expertise and focus on research and development, we are in the position to systematically develop innovative solutions, orientated towards the demands of the markets and requirements of customers.

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    • Adhesives

      The innovative Licocene® grades are low molecular polyolefins manufactured by metallocene catalysts. They are especially recommended for use in applications as Artificial Turf, Hotmelt Adhesives, Grafted Metallocene Polymers and Textile. more

    • Coating & Inks

      The innovative Licocene® grades are low molecular polyolefins manufactured by metallocene catalysts. They are especially recommended for use in applications like high performance coatings and inks. more

    • Emulsions

      Technical wax dispersions have many different uses and accordingly vary considerably in their chemical composition. Ionicity, solids content, wax type and dispersion type (W/O or O/W) are variable and largely depend on the type of emulsifier used. For these different applications Clariant offers beside montan based waxes a range of oxidized Polyolefin waxes. Application possibilities range from Textile, Paper, Wood, Glass and Leather, Fruit and other Agricultural Products as for Varnishes, Lacquers and Paints. more

    • Plastics

      Clariant offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of waxes specially suitable for all kind of plastic applications based on Polyolefins, PVC, Engineering Resins, Elastomers and Thermosets. more

    • Polish & Care

      Clariant’s waxes are specially suited to protect and brighten surfaces, and they are recommended to meet the specific technical properties required in applications for caring Floors, Leathers, Cars and Furnitures. more

    • Specialized Applications

      Clariant’s waxes are recommended to meet the specific properties required for road construction, Sculptures, Candles Crayon and Chalks, Powder Metallurgy and Metal Working. more

    • Wax Amide

      Clariant has been manufacturing waxes for decades and is a major supplier of Amide waxes.

      Clariant’s Amide waxes are based on animal and vegetable resources. These lubricants are chemically established mainly on ethylene bis stearamide. These products are also available in micronized form under the tradename Ceridust®.

      • Licolub® FA 1 powder vegetable based

        Licolub FA 1 powder vegetable based is an amide wax of type N,N-bis-stearyl ethylenediamine with particularly good thermostability. It provides typical slip and anti blocking characteristics to all polymers e.g. in films. Licolub FA 1 powder vegetable based does not affect the transparency of polymers and acts as lubricant in a wide variety of polymers like PVC, PO, PS and engineering plastics. Licolub FA 1 powder vegetable based is produced from a raw material of vegetable origin. more

      • Licomont® BS 100 granules

        Licomont BS 100 granules is a mixture of fatty acid derivatives for bitumen modification. more

      • Licomont® BS 100 powder

        Licomont BS 100 powder is a mixture of fatty acid derivatives for bitumen modification. more

      • Licowax® C micro powder PM

        Licowax C micro powder PM is an amide wax used in powder metallurgy. more

      • Licowax® C powder

        Licowax C powder is an amide wax of type N,N-bis-stearyl ethylenediamine with particularly good thermostability. It provides typical slip and anti blocking characteristics to all polymers e.g. in films. Licowax C powder does not affect the transparency of polymers and acts as lubricant in a wide variety of polymers like PVC, PO, PS and engineering plastics. more

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    • Wax Micronized

      Clariant is a major supplier of micronized waxes predominantly based on own produced raw materials. Micronized waxes do have a d50 value in the range of 5 - 10µm.

      A wide range of waxes can be micronized and even combined into blends to become a Ceridust® grade. Beacause of this versatility and broad range of properties, Ceridust® can be used in many applications.

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    • Wax Montan

      Clariant has been manufacturing waxes for decades and is a major supplier of Montan waxes.

      Montan waxes are esters from montanic acids and are produced from lignite which is extracted, bleached and afterwards esterfied or saponified. Montan waxes consist of unpolar saturated straight carbon chains with a length of 28 – 32 carbon atoms.

      Due to their unique chemical structure, Montan waxes can be used in a broad variety of applications.

      • Licolub® WE 4 powder

        Licolub WE 4 powder is an ester of montanic acids with a polyol. Due to its polar center and the long, non-polar hydrocarbon chains, Licolub WE 4 powder combines internal and primarily external lubrication effects in the processing of engineering resins and PVC, especially in Polyester compounds. In calendering of rigid PVC films Licolub WE 4 powder offers excellent lubrication properties at high thermal stability and low volatility. more

      • Licolub® WE 40 powder

        Licolub WE 40 powder is a  complex ester of montanic acids. Licolub WE 40 powder is used as an efficient, multi-functional lubricant in engineering resins as well as for the processing of PVC. more

      • Licolub® WM 31 flakes

        Licolub WM 31 flakes is an ester based on montanic acids and long chain aliphatic acids. Licolub WM 31 flakes is especially used in PVC as cost efficient multifunctional lubricant. more

      • Licolub® WM 31 powder

        Licolub WM 31 powder is an ester based on montanic acids and long chain aliphatic acids. Licolub WM 31 powder is especially used in PVC as cost efficient multifunctional lubricant. more

      • Licomont® CaV 102 fine grain

        Licomont CaV 102 fine grain is a calcium salt of long chain, saturated, linear carboxylic acids (montanic acids), providing excellent nucleating and lubricating effects in all kinds of injection moulded polyamides. In injection moulding applications of polyamides the reduction of the cycle time up to 25 % is possible. Due to the chemical nature, Licomont CaV 102 fine grain obtains excellent thermal stability, low volatility and color stability. Licomont CaV 102 fine grain does also not affect the transparency and the mechanical properties of polyamides and has no influence on polymer degradation. Licomont CaV 102 fine grain combines the advantages of a lubricating and nucleating agent in one product and is very effective at low concentrations (~ 0.2 – 0.5 %). more

      • Licomont® CaV 102 powder

        Licomont CaV 102 powder is a calcium salt of long chain, saturated, linear carboxylic acids (montanic acids), providing excellent nucleating and lubricating effects in all kinds of injection moulded polyamides. In injection moulding applications of polyamides the reduction of the cycle time up to 25 % is possible. Due to the chemical nature, Licomont CaV 102 powder obtains excellent thermal stability, low volatility and color stability. Licomont CaV 102 powder does also not affect the transparency and the mechanical properties of polyamides and has no influence on polymer degradation. Licomont CaV 102 powder combines the advantages of a lubricating and nucleating agent in one product and is very effective at low concentrations (~ 0.2 – 0.5 %). more

      • Licomont® NaV 101

        Licomont NaV 101 is a sodium salt of montanic acids Licomont NaV 101 acts as a suitable nucleating agent in PET and PBT. Due to the high molecular weight, it has a low volatility and favourable migration characteristics in the finished product. In addition to the excellent nucleation effect of the Licomont NaV 101, this product also has outstanding lubrication and mold- release effects. Licomont NaV 101 is effective at concentrations of 0.1 – 0.4 % in polyester. more

      • Licowax® E flakes

        Licowax E flakes is an ester of montanic acids with multifunctional alcohols. The montanic acids contained in raw montan wax are straightchain, unbranched monocarboxylic acids with a chain length in the range of C 28 -C 32 . As a result of the long chain these montanic acids have a high thermostability and a low volatility as well as a low tendency to migration. Licowax E flakes is used as lubricant and dispersing agent in a wide variety of polymers like PVC, PS, PBT, PA, PDM, PC, TPU. Licowax E flakes is also applied in polish & care industries, such as shoe & leather care, car care. It is a hard ester wax and good paste forming properties and it is easily emulsifiable. more

      • Licowax® E powder

        Licowax E powder is an ester of montanic acids with multifunctional alcohols. The montanic acids contained in raw montan wax are straightchain, unbranched monocarboxylic acids with a chain length in the range of C 28 -C 32 . As a result of the long chain these montanic acids have a high thermostability and a low volatility as well as a low tendency to migration. Licowax E powder is used as lubricant and dispersing agent in a wide variety of polymers like PVC, PS, PBT, PA, PDM, PC, TPU. more

      • Licowax® KLE flakes

        Licowax KLE flakes is an emulsifier containing montan ester wax. more

      • Licowax® KPS flakes

        Licowax KPS flakes is an ester of montanic acids with multifunctional alcohols. more

      • Licowax® KSL flakes

        Licowax KSL flakes is an ester of montanic acids with multifunctional alcohols. more

      • Licowax® KST

        Licowax KST is an ester of montanic acids with multifunctional alcohols with a very low drop point. more

      • Licowax® LP flakes

        Licowax  LP flakes is a montanic acid wax. more

      • Licowax® O flakes

        Licowax O flakes is a partly saponified ester wax. more

      • Licowax® OP flakes

        Licowax OP flakes is a partly saponified ester wax of montanic acids used for a wide variety of polymers as multifunctional lubricant and dispersing agent. Suitable for PVC, engineering resins, thermosets etc. In addition, it is used in solvent-based polish applications, thanks to its excellent paste-forming and solvent-binding capacity. more

      • Licowax® OP powder

        Licowax OP powder is a partly saponified ester wax of montanic acids used for a wide variety of polymers as multifunctional lubricant and dispersing agent. Suitable for PVC, engineering resins, thermosets etc. more

      • Licowax® S flakes

        Licowax S flakes is an acid wax used in a wide variety of applications, such as an external release agent (e.g. for thermosets and engineering plastics), emulsifier (e.g. for paraffin) and additives in care products (for its protection and gloss properties) more

      • Licowax® SW flakes

        Licowax SW flakes is a montanic acid wax. more

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    • Wax Polyethylene

      Clariant has been manufacturing waxes for decades and is a major supplier of polyethylene waxes.

      Clariant’s polyethylene waxes are produced via metallocene catalysed polymerisation as well as via traditional Ziegler / Natta polymerisation of ethylene. These products are also available in micronized form under the tradename Ceridust®.

      The following categories are available:

      Wax Polyethylene, Non Polar

      Wax Polyethylene, Polar

      • Licocene® PE MA 4221 fine grain

        Licocene PE MA 4221 fine grain is a maleic anhydride grafted metallocene PE wax and acts as mold release agent in polyamides and polyester without effecting the initial color of the compounds. more

      • Licocene® PE MA 4351 fine grain

        Licocene PE MA 4351 fine grain is a highly grafted maleic anhydride polyethylene wax with advantageous physical properties e. g. for powder coating applications. The maleic anhydride modified polyethylene creates structured surfaces in combination with titanium dioxide. The roughness depends on the ratio of titanium dioxide to Licocene PE MA 4351 fine grain. Licocene PE MA 4351 fine grain is used as an efficient coupling agent for glass-, wood-, natural fire and inorganic filled PE compounds more

      • Licocene® PE MA 4351 granules

        Licocene PE MA 4351 granules is a highly grafted maleic anhydride polyethylene wax with advantageous physical properties e. g. for powder coating applications. The maleic anhydride modified polyethylene creates structured surfaces in combination with titanium dioxide. The roughness depends on the ratio of titanium dioxide to Licocene PE MA 4351 granules. Licocene PE MA 4351 granules is used as an efficient coupling agent for glass-, wood-, natural fire and inorganic filled PE compounds more

      • Licolub® H 12 fine grain

        Licolub H 12 fine grain is an oxidized polyehtylene wax, also has a strong antisticking effect in PVC an Thermoplastics. Important areas of applications are pipe and profile extrusion and extrusion blow molding, especially when the final product does not require high transparency. Also used as an efficiend lubricant in PO based Wood Plastic Composites. more

      • Licowax® PED 121

        Licowax PED 121 is an oxidized, high density polyethylene wax. more

      • Licowax® PED 153

        Licowax PED 153 is an oxidized, high density polyethylene wax. more

      • Licowax® PED 191 flakes

        Licowax PED 191 flakes is an oxidized, high density polyethylene wax with high molecular weight. more

      • Licowax® PED 191 powder

        Licowax PED 191 powder is an oxidized, high density polyethylene wax with high molecular weight. more

      • Licowax® PED 192 flakes

        Licowax PED 192 flakes is an oxidized, high density polyethylene wax. more

      • Licowax® PED 521 granules

        Licowax PED 521 granules is an oxidized polyethylene wax. more

      • Licowax® PED 522 granules

        Licowax PED 522 granules is an oxidized, high density polyethylene wax. more

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    • Wax Polypropylene

      Clariant has been manufacturing waxes for decades and is a major supplier of polypropylene waxes.

      Clariant’s polypropylene waxes are based on metallocene catalysed polymerisation as well as on traditional Ziegler / Natta polymerisation of propylene. These products are also available in micronized form under the tradename Ceridust®.

      The following categories are available:

      Polypropylene Wax, Non Polar

      Polypropylene Wax, Polar

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    • Wax Special

      Clariant has been manufacturing waxes for decades and offers also specialty products classified as

      1) Hydrocarbon wax, which is a paraffin wax but with a higher drop point than classical paraffin waxes:

      Licolub® H 4

      2) Hydrocarbon wax with melting temperature of approx. 100°C and a relative sharp melting point. It is used as additive for electrophotographic Toners.

      Tonerwax P 110

      3) Polymeric wax, which is a polar highly modified wax based on an olefinic backbone. This product is also available in micronized form under the tradename Ceridust®.

      Licolub® CE 2 TP

      Ceridust® 8020 TP

      4) Branched alkane carboxylic salt:

      Licowax® R 21

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    • Wax Emulsifier

      Clariant has been manufacturing waxes for decades and offers two non ionogenic emulsifiers for waxes with acid numbers up to 40 mg KOH/g (e. g. Licowax® KPS and Licowax® KSL). Wax Emulsifier 2106 contains phenolethoxylates; Wax Emulsifier 4106 contains Alkylethoxylates.

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