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Epolene® C-17 Polymer

Epolene® C-17 is a low density polyethylene wax with a high melt point and viscosity for use in wax blends, adhesives and color concentrates.


50lb Bag



Product Overview

Epolene® C-17 is a branched LDPE homopolymer that can be used as a base polymer in concentrate dispersions and adhesives and to modify paraffin wax blends. It has a relatively high melt point and viscosity compared to other C-type Epolene products.    Epolene® C-17 has a molecular weight of 100,000 and is provided in pellet form.

Product Specifications

Polymer Type:  PE
Molecular Weight: 100,000
Ring and Ball Softening Point: 133°C (ASTM E 28)
Penetration Hardness: 2 dmm (ASTM D5)
Viscosity, Brookfield: MI=19 @ 190°C
Primary Chemistry: Polyethylene

Features & Benefits

Low moisture vapor transmission
Grease resistance
High gloss
Good heat seal ability
Low color
Excellent compatibility with tackifying resins


automotive, paraffin wax modification, solvent-based adhesives, color concentrates

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