Epolene® polymers are a line of medium to low molecular weight polyethylene & polypropylene waxes. Epolene® waxes are produced to specific physical properties and are commonly used in plastic, elastomer, & masterbatch compounding processing aids, mold release agents, dispersion aids, or coupling agents. Epolene® is also used as a base resin for hot-melt adhesives, pavement striping, and paperboard coatings or as an additive in cable filling, candles, and investment casting molds.
Epolene® polyethylene waxes range in physical properties but come in three main types: coatings (C), emulsifiable (E), and non-emulsifiable (N). These three types offer a variety of molecular weights allowing for complete control over viscosity, gloss, color retention, and set time. Most grades also meet FDA requirements for indirect food contact applications