Epolene® C-10 Polymer

Epolene® C-10 is a branched polyethylene polymer that was developed for use as base polymer in hot melt coatings for paper and packaging.
Product Overview
Epolene® C-10 is a highly branched, medium molecular weight LDPE wax that was developed for use as a base polymer in hot melt coatings and hot melt adhesives for paper and packaging applications.
Coatings formulated with Epolene® C-10 exhibit exceptional gloss, grease resistance, low moisture vapor transmission, and excellent heat seal-ability.
Epolene® C-10 is also used in lost wax investment casting to make ceramic molds.


Additionally, the properties of Epolene® C-10 make it useful as a low-cost processing aid for rubber compounding and as a dispersing and processing aid in color concentrate masterbatches. When added to masterbatch in low levels, Epolene® C-10 improves pigment dispersion and improves color yield that allows for a target color to be achieved while using less pigment.
Torque and backpressure are also reduced when Epolene® C-10 is used in masterbatch compounding resulting in lower energy consumption and more efficient manufacturing.
When used in elastomer compounding, Epolene® C-10 acts as a flow and release agent that allows the elastomer to completely fill and release easily from the mold.
Product Specifications
Polymer Type:
LDPE
Molecular Weight: 35,000
Mettler Softening Point:
101°C (ASTM D6090)
Penetration Hardness:
3 dmm (ASTM D5)
Viscosity, Brookfield: 18,600 cP @ 125°C, 3,550 cP @ 190°C

Primary Chemistry: Polyethylene Polymer
Features & Benefits
Non polar
High gloss
Low moisture vapor transmission
Grease resistance
Good heat stability
Improved adhesion for paper and cardboard coatings
Enhanced flexibility and processability
Extended durability
Wetting and dispersion in color and pigment concentrates


Problems Solved
Damage to paper caused by exposure to moisture and oily substances.
Low gloss of paper packaging.
Poor dispersion of pigments in color masterbatch.
Poor sealability of paper coatings.
Applications
Hot melt adhesives, solvent-based adhesives, plastics compounding, plastics color concentrates, color masterbatch, additive masterbatch, paper coating emulsions, cardboard coatings, automotive coatings, curtain/cascade coatings, building & construction coatings, packaging coatings, candles, and wax modification applications.