Epolene® C-17P Polymer

Epolene® C-17P is a branched, low density polyethylene wax supplied as a fine powder. It is most commonly used as a base polymer for color masterbatch.
Product Overview
Epolene® C-17P is a medium molecular weight, highly branched, low density polyethylene (LDPE). It is an excellent base polymer for color masterbatch and has even replaced linear low density polyethylene in many color concentrates because it provides easier processing and higher output. Epolene® C-17P can also be blended with other polymers and waxes used in hot melt coatings and adhesives to increase viscosity and allowed for controlled penetration into paper substrates. Coatings that include Epolene® C-17P have improved gloss, scuff resistance, grease resistance, and higher blocking temperatures.
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 @ 190°C: 940,000 cP (calculated)
Melt Index, 190°C/2.16 kg: 19
Primary Chemistry: Polyethylene Polymer
Features & Benefits
High viscosity
Low moisture vapor transmission
Grease resistance
High gloss
Good heat seal ability
Low color
Excellent compatibility with tackifying resins
Problems Solved
Epolene® C-17 particle size is too large.
Large particle size of PE wax.
Applications
Hot melt adhesives, automotive carpet backing adhesives, masterbatch carrier, automotive coatings and paraffin wax blends.