Epolene® N-21 Polymer

Epolene® N-21 is a low molecular weight, medium density polyethylene wax that is used to as a lubricant in printing inks.
Product Overview
Epolene® N-21 is a polyethylene polymer with excellent resistance to solvents and oils. It is used in a variety of applications including cable filling, printing inks, hot melt adhesives, heat seal coatings, and cosmetics. In cable filling and flooding applications Epolene® N-21 improves slump resistance. When used in printing inks Epolene® N-21 increases the lubricity of the ink and improves scuff and rub resistance. It can also be used to modify the viscosity of hot melt adhesives to improve sag and run resistance. Epolene® N-21 can be blended
Product Specifications
Polymer Type: PE
Mettler Softening Point: 120C
Penetration Hardness: <1 dmm
Viscosity, Brookfield @125C (257F): 600 cP
Molecular Weight: 6,500

Primary Chemistry: Polyethylene
Features & Benefits
Medium density polyethylene
Higher melt point and hardness imparts improved resistance to solvents and oils
Improved slump resistance in cable filling and flooding
Viscosity modifier in hot melts
Lubricity in printing inks
Problems Solved
Slumping of cable filling.
Damage to printing inks caused by abrasion.
Sagging and running of hot melt adhesives.
Applications
Wax modification; Wire and cable filling; Hot melt adhesives; Printing inks; Traffic paint; Color masterbatch; Cosmetics