Polyethylene Wax Properties
Highly compatible with wax varieties PE wax is derived from ethylene gas in refinery through a process called polymerization. Polyethylene wax has many physical and chemical characteristics that make it suitable for a wide range of industrial and human applications.
Polyethylene wax is linear and crystalline. So this product can has applications such as blends, plastic additives and rubber manufacture. Due to its high crystalline nature, PE wax has unique features such as hardness at high temperatures and low solubility in a wide range of solvents.
The material is a thermoplastic, melt at 110°C. An interesting feature of these materials is the ability to be heated and cooled without extensive degradation.
Polyethylene wax also features limited poly disparity and molecular weight. so the material is highly resistant to chemical attacks, has unmatched heat stability and is very flexible in formulating applications.
High softening point, High chemical resistance, High melting point, excellent thermal stability, Perfect head resistance are high important issues in this product.
This wax is similar to plastic sheets. It is a semi-translucent yellow material. It has a gloss surface. If you cut the material, there are neither impurities nor any separation in this material.
PE wax is brittle and fragile.
If you want to test the material, consider boiling it in water for five minutes. Real PE wax does not change in shape. If the wax contains paraffin or any other impurity, you will know it through shape change.
Polyethylene wax can be either low density polyethylene (ldpe) or high density polyethylene (hdpe). Generally, hdpe tends to be more dense and crystalline, so you could distinguish the two if you have a way of determining these properties
Pe wax is heat-stable, lowly soluble, chemically resistant and hard. Combining these features with abrasion resistance and broad melting points makes the material the undisputable choice for a wide range of industrial applications. Whether you want to process rubber, manufacture textiles, modifier plastic or coat corrugated board, there is a grade available. As manufacturers may have different grades of the material, please ask so that you can be directed to the one that matches your needs
POLYETHYLENE WAX USES
PE wax market to include plastic additives, candles, cosmetics and rubber. Others are packaging, lubricants, wood and coatings.
The emulsifiable variety is particularly crucial in the textile industry. It is also used in paper coating, leather auxiliaries, crayons and cosmetics. The non-emulsifiable type is mostly common in printing ink, pigment concentrates and paints.
In the textile sector, the material probably finds the most intensive application. Emulsions made from the wax offer stable softening. While they resist acids and other chemicals, these emulsions are friendly to the fabric – with no yellowing of fabrics, no colour change and no chlorine retention.
PE WAX PACKING
Due to the solidness of both grades of Pory ethylene wax the most common packing is bags even 25 kg or 1000 kg jumbo bags in loose or on pallets .
Analys of Polyethylene wax
|Specification of PE Wax (A+ Grade)|
Drop Melting Point
90 – 95 ° C
100 – 110 ° C
135 ° c
0.9 ± 0.02 KG/m3
0.5 -1 %
28.5 – 33.4 c.st
Penetration @ 25 • c
0.02 – 0.05 mm
White Flake (Super Dry)