CP-WAX polyethylenes have been used as performance additives in a wide of industrial applications.
CP-WAX polythylenes have been used to improve and enhance process parameters and finished products properties in a varietyof application in the plastics industry:
Highly effective nucleating agents and bead coating agents in expandable polystyrene processing of polyethylene, homopolymer, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride and other thermoplastics.
Superior anti-blocking agents tha may be added internally and/or externally in thermoplastic elastomer processing applications.
The performance ingredient in water-based and solvent-based mold release agents for the processing of polyurethane foam and other plastics.
Lubricants and release agents for engineering resins.
Highly attractive results have been observed in ink, coating and digital imaging applications after the addition of CP-WAX polyethylenes at low concentrations:
improved rub and mar resistance and slip characteristics may be secured by addition of 0.5 to 2% micronized CP-WAX polyethylenes to lithographic and flexographic inks.
Improved flattening that is not subject to over-grinding may be obtained using CP-WAX polyethylene concentrations of about3%.
Because of its excellent resistance to solvents, micronized CP-WAX has been used to provide excellent slip and rub properties in highly aggressive solvent systems such as publications gravure printing systems.
Improved slip characteristics may be achieved in stir-in ink applications where CP-WAX polyethylenes can be used as substitutes for PTFE.
In dry toner applications CP-WAX polyethlenes act as anti-offset agents when applied via heat fixation, or softening point modefiers when applied via pressure fixation.
Because of their hardness and narrow melt distribution, CP-WAX polyethylenes are used as performance enhancing additives in thermal transfer ink and hot melt ink-jet applications.
CP-WAX polythlenes have improved the leveling and slip of polyester power coatings at concentrations of 0.75to2%.
CP-WAX polyethylenes have been used to enhance the properties of hot melt adhesives:
CP-WAX polyethylenes can be used to lower the viscosity of hot melt formulations and, at the same time, increase the softening point.
CP-WAX polyethylenes can cause a seeding effect in the hot melt formulations causing crystallization of the adhesive on the substrate to occur more readily.
CP-WAX polyethylenes can be used at low concentrations to significantly raise the solidification point of a hot melt formulation.
CP-WAX polyethlenes are a performance ingredient in temporary and permanent anti-corrosion hot melt dip coatings for automobile applications.
The exceptional thermal properties of CP-WAX polyethylenes may be exploited in a number of ways:
Because of their precise melt point and narrow melt distribution, CP-WAX polyethylenes are used as the performance ingredient in the manufacture of automotive thermostats.
The relatively high heat of fusion of CP-WAX polythylenes leads to their being most useful in the production of food warming jackets.
CP-WAX ployethylenes are used as the performance additive in high sag point polyisobutene-based cable fill compounds for fibre opitc cables.
CP-WAX polyethylenes exhibit efficacy in mineral oil and petrolatum-based cable fill compounds, having outstanding properties with regard to oil bleed and dimensional stability.