Epolene® N-11 Polymer

Epolene® N-11 is a low molecular weight polyethylene wax used as a mold release additive and lubricant in rubber processing.
Product Overview
Epolene® N-11 is a low density, low molecular weight polyethylene homopolymer. It has a low coefficient of friction that makes it useful as a lubricant for rubber processing and as a mold release additive. Epolene® N-11 is also used in paper coatings and printing inks to improve scuff resistance and gloss. It has a low viscosity and cloud point that offer an advantage in some wax modification applications.
Product Specifications
Polymer Type:
LDPE
Molecular Weight: 5,000
Ring and Ball Softening Point:
107°C (ASTM E 28)
Penetration Hardness:
2 dmm (ASTM D5)
Viscosity, Brookfield: 350 cP @ 125°C

Primary Chemistry: Polyethylene
Features & Benefits
Excellent pigment dispersion
Scuff resistance
Enhances natural and synthetic wax blends
Reduces rub resistance
High gloss
Problems Solved
Damage done to molded plastic and elastomers caused by insufficient mold release.
Coating or ink does not hold up to scuff and abrasion.
Poor quality of natural or synthetic wax.
Applications
Graphic arts; Wax modification; Inks; Packaging; Paper coating; Lubricant; Mold release; Rubber processing