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Microthene® FN 501-00

20 micron low density polyethylene powder with a melt index of 23.


50lb BG50LB



Product Overview

Microthene FN 501-00 is a 20 micron ultra-fine spherical polyethylene powder that is mostly used as an additive in a broad range of specialty applications. Microthene powders offer the properties of polyolefin resins but in a microfine particle size making it suitable for dispersion in aqueous systems. FA 501-00 has the highest melt index of all the Microthene grades.

Product Specifications

Melt index: 23 g/10 min
Density: 0.9245 g/cc
Vicat softening point: 92.0°C/197.6°F
Peak melting point: 114.5°C/238.1°F
Low temperature brittleness: -50.0°C/-58.0°F
Tensile strength @ break: 13.1/1,900 MPa/psi
Elongation @ break: 120%
Flexural modulus: 310.3/45,000 MPa/psi
Hardness, Shore D: 54
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


Low shrink additive for composites
Improve gloss in plastic molded parts
Binder in filters and batteries
Antitack (pellet dusting) in tacky polymers
Viscosity modifier in grease, inks, coatings
Carrier/Matrix for fabrics, paper
Sintering agent in ceramics

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