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Licowax® PE 520 fine grain

Polyethylene/-propylene copolymer wax

Edition Number :
14
Edition Date :
April 14, 2021
Licowax PE 520 fine grain is a medium-molecular weight, non-polar copolymer wax.

Benefits

  • Excellent anti-sticking properties when used in PVC melts
  • Improved flow of PE compounds
  • Effective dispersing agent for PE Masterbatch applications
  • Provides excellent organoleptic properties, brilliant dispersing properties for pigments, fillers and additives as well as thermal stability and color stability
  • Excellent rub and scratch resistance properties
  • Effective matting agent in wood coatings
  • FDA approved

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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 
 
CharacteristicsUnitTarget valueTest method
Appearance white fine grainQM-AA-634
Drop point[°C]117 - 123ASTM D 3954
Density (23°C)[g/cm³]0.92 - 0.94ISO 1183
*Acid value[mg KOH/g]0ISO 2114
*Viscosity[mPa·s]~ 650DIN 53019 at 140°C

Applications

Licowax PE 520 fine grain is an efficient external lubricant for rigid PVC applications, providing excellent anti-sticking properties to the PVC melt, resulting in a smooth and glossy surface of the end article. As well it can be used as an internal lubricant for polyolefins providing flow improvement of PE compounds and as an release agent for elastomers and rubber applications.

It is also an effective dispersing agent for PE masterbatch applications, providing excellent organoleptic properties, brilliant dispersing properties for pigments, fillers and additives as well as thermal stability. 

Licowax PE 520 fine grain can be used in hotmelt adhesives as viscosity modifier. Depending on the dosage, open and set time can be adjusted.

It can also be used as a wax compound in printing inks to provide rub and scratch resistance as well as a slip modification additive. It is especially recommend for offset printing inks. 

Packaging and Handling

Delivery form
Fine grain
The product is also available in other physical forms.
 
Packaging
Paper bag 20 kg
Pallet 800 kg (40 bags)
Polyethylene bag 20 kg
Pallet 1000 kg (50 bags)
Paper bag 25 kg
Pallet 1000 kg (40 bags)
Big Bag 500 kg
Big Bag 800 kg

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