POLYOX™ WSR 308

POLYOX™ WSR 308 is a water-soluble poly(ethylene oxide) polymer that is commonly used as a retention aid and flocculant for paper making and wastewater treatment.
Product Overview
POLYOX™ WSR 308 is a non-ionic, water soluble poly(ethylene oxide) polymer with a molecular weight of 8,000,000. POLYOX™ WSR 308 adsorbs onto silica and clay and work well as flocculating agents in mining and water treatment applications. POLYOX™ WSR 308 also shows a high affinity for pulp, pitch, and fillers making it an ideal retention aid for paper making applications. Solutions of POLYOX™ WSR 308 has a high degree of wet tack when in solution but will form a film with little to no tack. For this reason it is an effective resin for improving tack of water-based adhesives.
Product Specifications
Viscosity: 10000 - 15000 cP
Silicon dioxide: 0.8 - 3.0 WT%

Primary Chemistry: Poly(ethylene oxide)
Features & Benefits
Water-soluble
High binding efficiency
Crosslinkable
Viscoelastic
Thermoplastic
Low toxicity
Nonionic
Available in 140 lb drums and 960 lb bags
Wet Tack
Affinity for colloidal contaminants
Problems Solved
Silica and clay contamination of wastewater
Insufficient wet tack of paper adhesives
Pulp and pitch contamination in wastewater of papermaking operations
Poor retention of pulp and fillers in papermaking
Poor flocculation due to ionic charge
Applications
Flocculant; Mining suspensions; Paper Making; Water-based adhesives

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