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Licocene® PE 4201 powder

Metallocene polyethylene wax

Edition Number :
10
Edition Date :
April 30, 2020
The highly efficient lubricant Licocene PE 4201 powder is a low viscous, non-polar polyethylene wax.

Benefits

  • Lower energy consumption and higher efficiency in PVC processing compared to paraffins and standard PE waxes
  • Excellent external release properties in PVC
  • Highly efficient nucleating agent in expandable Polystyrene (EPS)

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Safety

Hazards
The product does not require a hazard warning label according CLP regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008, as amended).
For further information please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet.

Specifications

Delivery Specifications and (*) General Properties
 
Characteristics  Unit  Target value  Test method 
Appearance  white powder  QM-AA-634  
Drop point [°C]  125 - 130  ASTM D 3954  
Viscosity [mPa·s] 40 - 80 DIN 53019 at 140 °C
Density (23°C) [g/cm³] 0.96 - 0.98ISO 1183

Applications

Licocene PE 4201 powder is a low viscosity Metallocene catalyzed Polyethylene wax. It acts as a nucleating agent in expandable Polystyrene (EPS) and adjusts the cell size of the foam.
With its high crystallinity and low molecular weight, Licocene PE 4201 powder is a highly compatible modifier for open time, set time and viscosity, especially for polyolefin based hot melt adhesives. 

In printing inks, it improves the rub resistance and acts as an anti-offset agent for electrophotographic toners. 

Formulators of asphalt and bitumen based formulation will benefit from the improved wetting of incorporated fillers combined with an increased heat and creep resistance.

External lubricant in PVC processing.

Packaging and Handling

Delivery form 
Powder
The product is also available in other physical form.

Package 
Polyethylene bag 20 kg
Pallet 1000 kg (50 bags)  

Storage
For best shelf life store this product in a dry area at normal ambient temperatures.
Minimum shelf life is two years from the date of shipping when properly stored.