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Our waxes for masterbatches

WAX THE CUTTING EDGES OF YOUR CONCENTRATES

Performance-boosting dispersants and wetting aids

FOR LOW FILTER PRESSURE VALUES AND HIGH COLOR YIELDS

Clariant offers a complete range of diverse types of dispersing and wetting agents for producing color and additive masterbatches.

By enabling stable pigment dispersions without agglomerations, our micronized Ceridust® waxes help to ensure optimal coloring of plastic parts. Our innovative Licocene® grades are both excellent dispersion aids and carriers, permitting higher pigment and additive loadings, lower processing temperatures and reduced shear. This makes them particularly useful for incorporating delicate organic pigments and special effect pigments, such as pearlescents or metallic flakes.

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TO IMPROVE PLASTICS

With our Licocene® performance polymers and waxes for plastics and other applications, we offer innovative and sustainable solutions that are ready for the future.

Special grades for upgrading the color appeal and sustainability of packaging

Whether in consumer care or other segments, the packaging of products has a decisive impact on their shelf appeal and success.

With our Licocene® grades as well as solutions like Licowax® PE 520, Ceridust® 3620 or Ceridust® 6050 M, we help products to stand out from the rest. Our additives allow excellent coloration of plastics packaging, such as caps and closures of detergents or personal care bottles, at favorable economics. For sustainable packaging based on biopolymers, we offer highly suitable additives derived from renewable feedstock, such as Licocare® RBW Vita.

Find out more about our solutions for plastics and masterbatches

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Get lower FPVs and more color out of pigments

WITH OUR HIGH-PERFORMING DISPERSING AIDS

Graphic showing the much lower filter pressure value and higher color yield achievable with Clariant’s Licocene® and Ceridust® wax dispersants.
Three good reasons for choosing Clariant

KEY BENEFITS OF OUR WAX SOLUTIONS

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Enable enhanced performance due to better separation and coating of pigments, improving dispersion and leading to higher color strength

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Enable higher operational efficiency due to improved dispersion and wetting, reducing the risk of re-agglomeration and minimizing screen blockage

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Enable lower formulation costs due to lower amounts of pigment needed, reducing the expenses for this major component of color concentrates

Sizes and savings

YOU CAN COUNT ON

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Particle size x
distinguishing our micronized waxes
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Pigment reduction in MB
without loss in color strength when adding 10% Ceridust® 3620
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Weight loss (TGA under air)
of our Licocare® RBW 300 Vita after 30 mins. at 300 °C

DISCOVER SOME OF OUR HIGHLIGHT SOLUTIONS

  • Ceridust® 1060 VITA

    New micronized product based on renewable feedstock.This modified natural wax is a sustainable solution offering high performance. It is easy dispersible in water and solvent-based wood coatings and shows excellent matting, as well as slip and scratch resistance properties. Furthermore, it gives wood a smooth, pleasant soft touch feel. Used in powder coatings, Ceridust 1060 VITA provides excellent pigment dispersion for bright colors. The modified natural wax furthermore acts as a processing and degassing aid and improves the surface protection. Due to the low melting point and low melt viscosity this additive is also an excellent option for low-temperature curing systems.Ceridust 1060 VITA has been awarded with an EcoTain label resulting from its sustainability advantages and exceeding market standards.

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  • Ceridust® 3620

    Micronized polyethylene wax which is recommended for solvent based coatings and inks as well as for powder coating application. Ceridust 3620 is also a fine particle dispersing agent recommended for polyolefin, like LLDPE, LDPE, MDPE, HDPE.Ceridust 3620 is an excellent rub and scratch resistance additive for all kind of printing inks. It can be used as an additive for powder coatings to increase the output during extrusion process, to improve the flowability of the powder, and to enhance slip properties and scratch resistance. As dispersing agent in polyolefins matrices, Ceridust 3620 enhances and stabilizes pigment dispersion, prevent re-agglomeration, and improves color strength.

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  • Ceridust® 6050 M

    Micronized metallocene based polypropylene wax for powder & wood coatings.Used in powder coatings, Ceridust 6050 M offers interesting properties, including the combination of excellent degassing with a strong matting effect while keeping very good adhesion performance. It also increases the coefficient of friction (anti slip) and enhances scratch resistance. In contrast to amide wax based degassing aids, Ceridust 6050 M improves adhesion properties of the surface e.g. for sealants.Ceridust 6050 M is furthermore a highly effective additive for various liquid lacquers including wood coatings. It is a very strong matting agent that at the same time provides excellent scratch resistance. It is easy dispersible and very stable especially in solvent based systems.

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  • Licocare® RBW 102 powder VITA

    Licocare RBW 102 powder VITA is a polar modified wax based on renewable resource.For more details see our Video about Licocare® RBW.

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  • Licocene® PP 1502 fine grain

    Licocene PP 1502 fine grain is a low melting, metallocene-technology based propylene-ethylene copolymer, which exhibits a low degree of crystallinity.

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  • Licocene® PP 6102 fine grain

    Licocene PP 6102 fine grain is a low viscous, crystalline metallocene polypropylene wax.

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