Polyethylene wax in paints

Polyethylene wax in paints

Polyethylene wax has a number of unique characteristics, therefore, the list of industries in which it is used increases every year.

One of the important areas in which it is impossible to do without polyethylene wax is paintwork. In this direction, the key role is played by the brightness of paints, their durability, drying speed and other characteristics. To achieve them, it is necessary to follow the technological process and mix a number of components.

Polyethylene wax gives decorative paints abrasion and slip resistance. The factor to be taken into account is the particle size. Due to the thickness of the film, particles of about 40 microns should be used.

The addition of polyethylene wax to printing inks is carried out to improve their quality. Evenly distributed in the composition of the paint, the wax significantly improves adhesion. In other words, it promotes the connection of dissimilar materials in close contact. Thanks to this unique property, it is possible to effectively mix all the necessary components and achieve the desired effect. This allows us to produce high-quality printing ink that is resistant to the influence of external negative factors.

Polyethylene wax has excellent settling effects, which also makes it ideal for use as a leveling agent, giving various products a glossy stereo effect.

Polyethylene wax is also used in the production of powder paints, the peculiarity of which is to be applied to the surface - spraying. The production of powder paint takes place by mixing and extruding the resulting mass. During the extrusion process, wax acts as a lubricant, reduces pressure and increases throughput. When applying powder paint, wax plays the role of an anti-tracer. Since the part to be coated is electrically grounded, the charged powder will stick to it. During application, the wax reduces the risk of caking and thus provides a reliable coating. As well as wax reduces the viscosity of the mass, therefore, the surface becomes more even and shiny. The level of addition of polyethylene wax for powder paints varies from 0.2 to 1.5%.

Polyethylene wax is used as an anti-adhesive additive in the top layer of the coating for marine and ship paints. Wax reduces the ability of microorganisms to adhere to the surface of the coating during the operation of the vessel. As a result, the surface is less frequently subjected to intensive cleaning, which increases the service life of the coating.

The main advantages of using polyethylene wax in the production of coatings

  • Resistance to damage, scratches and abrasion;

  • Slide modification;

  • Rheological modification;

  • Alignment.

We recommend the brands of polyethylene wax Plastowax E 12P (50P), Plastowax E 21P (725TD), Plastowax E 15P/G (200TD), as well as micronized wax Plastowax E 26M50 (701) and Plastowax P 29M50 (901) for the production of coatings.

To clarify the price and terms of delivery, contact the sales department by phone: 8 (800) 101-46-72, +7 (342) 225-00-13 or write to us at sales@plastowax.ru

The addition of polyethylene wax to printing inks is carried out to improve their quality. Wax, evenly distributed in the composition of the paint, significantly improves adhesion. In other words, it promotes the connection of dissimilar materials in close contact. Thanks to this unique property, it is possible to effectively mix all the necessary components and achieve the desired effect. It makes it possible to produce high-quality printing ink that is resistant to the influence of external negative factors.