Epolene® N-21P Polymer

Epolene® N-21P is a low molecular weight polyethylene wax powder that is used as a dispersing aid in color masterbatch and as a lubricant in printing inks.
Product Overview
Epolene® N-21P is a low molecular weight, medium density polyethylene with excellent solvent and grease resistance. It is used in a variety of applications including cable filling, hot melt adhesives, cosmetics, printing inks, traffic paint, and color concentrates. In printing inks Epolene® N-21P works to lower the coefficient of friction and improve scuff and rub resistance. It can also be added to hot melt adhesive formulations to adjust viscosity and reduce sag. Epolene® N-21P is also used in cable and wire filling applications where it improves slump resistance of the composition. Additionally, it is used as a pigment dispersant for color concentrates used in plastics applications.
Product Specifications
Polymer Type: PE
Mettler Softening Point: 120C
Penetration Hardness: <1 dmm
Viscosity, Brookfield @125C (257F): 600 cP
Molecular Weight: 6,500
Physical Form: Powder
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
Particle size of Epolene® N-21 is too large.
Applications
Wax modification; Wire and cable filling; Printing ink; Masterbatch; Traffic paint; Hot melt adhesives; Cosmetics