Licocene® PE MA 4351 granules
Functionalized metallocene polyethylene wax

Licocene® PE MA 4351 granules

Functionalized metallocene polyethylene wax

Edition Number :
12
Edition Date :
September 12, 2017
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 fibre and inorganic filled PE compounds
Benefits
  • PTFE-free additive to produce matt surfaces in powder coatings
  • Improved edge covering and influence on flow properties especially in white powder coatings
  • Dispersing aid for fillers and pigment    
  • Good wetting of the fibre due to low viscosity and high polarity
  • High dimension stability of the end product
  • Low water uptake in wood and natural fibre reinforced plastics
  • High grafting level of 7 % maleic anhydride
  • Effective at low concentration
  • Almost no free maleic anhydride detectable
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.
Delivery Specifications and (*) General Properties
 
Characteristics   Unit   Target value   Test method
Appearance    yellowish granules QM-AA-634
Acid value  [mg KOH/g]   42 - 49   QM-AA-351a  
Density (23°C)  [g/cm³]   0,98 - 1,00   ISO 1183  
Drop point  [°C]   120 - 126   ASTM D 3954  
Viscosity  [mPa·s] 200 - 500 QM-AA-158 at 140°C
Licocene PE MA 4351 granules is a Maleic anhydride grafted, Metallocene catalyzed Polyethylene wax which is a highly efficient compatibilizer and dispersing aid for glass-, natural-, mineral- and wood fibre reinforced Polyethylene as well as for inorganic filled Polyethylene compounds especially for highly filled compounds.

Used in hot melt formulations, Licocene PE MA 4351 granules offers improved adhesion and cohesion combined with a high heat resistance.
Delivery form
Granules
The product is also available in other physical form(s)

Packaging
Polyethylene bag 20 kg
Pallet 800 kg (40 bags)

Storage
For best shelf life store this product in a dry area at normal ambient temperatures.
Minimum shelf life is 2 years from the date of shipping when properly stored.
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