|Alternative (Trade) Names||PE WAX|
|Physical and Chemical Properties|
|Appearance||Micro-sized particles or crystal sheets|
|Molecular Weight||10000-500 g/mol|
|Penetration Index (at 77℉)||9-1 dmm|
|Viscosity (at 149℃)||5-100 cPs|
Polyethylene wax also known as PE Wax, is a polymeric chemical that has excellent resistance to cold and heat, chemical resistance and coating resistance.
Demand for this polymer product has increased significantly (more than 4.75%) since 2017, and this trend is expected to continue until 2022. Polyethylene wax has physical and chemical properties that make it suitable for a wide range of industrial applications. Industrial applications include paper coatings, crayons, packaging, ink and leather peripherals. It is also used in the food industry as food additives and dyes.
The structure of polyethylene wax is composed of homopolymers or interpolymers with low molecular weight. These homopolymers are completely saturated, so polyethylene wax has a linear, crystalline structure. Therefore, it can be used in the production of rubber, plastic additives and polymer blenders. The crystalline nature of PE wax gives it unique properties such as hardness at high temperatures and low solubility in a wide range of organic solvents.
- Should be stored in a cool, dry place (room temperature).
- Due to the flammability of polyethylene wax, keep it away from flammable materials.
- If exposed to hot materials, heat can cause polyethylene wax to burn.
- Polyethylene wax is known as a safe substance and does not need a warning label if hygienic measures are followed.
- Subcutaneous injection of this substance causes serious injuries.
- Exhausted vapors / foams can irritate the respiratory tract if heated.