Microthene® FA 709-00

20 micron high density polyethylene powder with a melt index of 10. Flow enhanced version of Microthene FA 700-00.
Product Overview
Microthene FA 709-00 is a 20 micron ultra-fine spherical polyethylene powder that is mostly used as an additive in a broad range of specialty applications. FA 709-00 is a flow enhanced version of FA 700-00. It has small amounts of fumed silica to reduce bridging and clumping. Microthene powders offer the properties of polyolefin resins but in a microfine particle size making it suitable for dispersion in aqueous systems.
Product Specifications
Melt index: 10 g/10 min
Density: 0.952 g/cc
Vicat softening point: 125.0°C/257.0°F
Peak melting point: 134.0°C/273.2°F
Low temperature brittleness: -76.0°C/-104.8°F
Tensile strength @ break: 11.7/1,700 Mpa/psi
Elongation @ break: 400%
Flexural modulus: 1,103/160,000 Mpa/psi
Hardness, Shore D: 66
Particle shape: Spherical
Average particle size: 20 micron
Particle size distribution: 5-50 micron
Maximum moisture content: 0.1%
Primary Chemistry: Polyethylene powder
Features & Benefits
Microfine particle size
Uniform particle distribution
Spherical shape
Long shelf life
Easy to disperse
Flow enhanced version - reduces bridging and powder clumping
Problems Solved
Too large particle size of polyethylene powder products
Flow issues and dispersing difficulties when using powder polyethylene and other polyolefin resins
Applications
Low shrink additive for composites
Improve gloss in plastic molded parts
Binder in filters and batteries
Antitack (pellet dusting) for tacky polymers
Viscosity modifier in grease, inks, coatings
Carrier/Matrix for fabrics, paper
Sintering agent in ceramics