Solutions for 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.
Applications & Products
For the textile industry, a large range of polar polyolefin waxes and Montan waxes are available.
Montan waxes are used als gliding agent for warp sizing. Montan waxes and Locron® S are also used in dispersions for hydrophobing finish of fabrics. Polar polyolefin waxes are used for the production of textile softeners, sewing auxilaries and to prevent resoiling of textiles. They also serve as lubricant in sewing, stretching, and thickening of yarn for knitted and woven goods. In addition, they can be used for plastisizing artificial resins for permanent press treatment.
Clariant’ experts help customers in the selection of suitable formulations according to hardness: for instance soft formulations can enhance flexibility and have a more pronounced effect on feel; harder formulations provide better lubrications between yarn and metal, better dirt repellency and washability. Release agents: Aqueous dispersions as mold release agents for processing plastics, rubber, and ceramics and for metal die casting.
Surface finishing of smooth printing paper, wellpaper, and decorative paper; also as an additive to coating slips; separating layer between carrier film and transferring decorative layer in hot stamping foils.
Lubricant for wire drawing; lubricant for reducing friction between metal surfaces.
Protection of plants against drying out; fixation of sprays; fixation of fungicides on fruits and plants.
Auxiliaries in aftertreatment and surface treatment of glass filaments, glas fibres and glass bottles.
Wood & Chipboard
Emulsifiers for paraffin for manufacturing anti swelling protection emulsions for particle board. Release agent for synthetic resin coateing of particle board used in furniture building.
Emulsification of paraffin for release agent; release agent for high quality concrete work, for example fair faced concrete; evaporation inhibitor.
Varnishes, Lacquers and Paints
Water emulsions for improving water repellency and reducing dirt collection in dispersion paints.
Wax emulsion as aids in dressing, rolling and smoothing upper leather.
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