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Company Address

580 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY, 10591

Contact Information

John McAllister
Director of Sales
US & Canada

Company Description

High-Performance Wax Additives Since 1971

Micro Powders, Inc. is the worldwide leader in wax technology, manufacturing specialized micronized waxes, wax dispersions and emulsions for the paint, ink and coatings industries. Micro Powders has an extensive and innovative product range and is committed to providing consistent quality products, excellent customer service, and superior technical support to its customers.

Advanced Wax Technology

Since 1971, Micro Powders, Inc. has been supplying high performance wax additives to printing ink, paint and industrial coating manufacturers worldwide through a network of highly trained sales representatives and distributors. All MPI sales personnel offer superior technical assistance and quick delivery from local stocks.

Formulators rely on MPI for quality and superb consistency in wax additives. Our extensive product range brings the right solution to a vast array of applications.

Micro Powders’ products provide a wide range of surface effects to your products including:

  •  Slip and Lubricity
  •  Abrasion Resistance
  •  Heat Resistance
  •  Anti-Blocking
  •  Water Repellency
  •  Tape Release

  •  Non-skid
  •  Gloss Control/Matting
  •  Anti-Burnish
  •  Scrubbability
  •  Texturizing Effects
  •  Tactile (“soft feel”) Effects

Contact us for a copy of our recently updated Corporate Brochure which describes over 150 of our unique products. Or request one of our specific Product Application Guides which includes Wood, Architectural, Industrial Coatings and UV/EB Ink, Printing Ink, and the most recently updated brochure, Powder Coatings.

Innovative Technology/Quality Assurance

Micro Powders specializes in developing innovative micronized wax technologies to meet the formulator’s needs. In addition to innovative chemistry, the particle size of our micronized waxes is carefully controlled using laser diffraction analysis in order to ensure consistent particle size uniformity from batch to batch. Our newest unique “stir-in” wax additive includes AquaMatte 31, which provides consistent matting, stability, scrubbability, and burnish resistance in waterborne coatings.

A commitment to quality and our customers is always our highest priorities. That is why our quality system has been awarded worldwide recognition under the current ISO 9001:2008 standard. A dedicated and experienced technical staff, backed by the technical service laboratory, is ready to assist customers. The customer service department will direct all inquiries to the appropriate technical expert for assistance. A worldwide network of customer service representatives is available to respond to all global inquiries.

Specialty Products

Micro Powders offers specialty, high-performance micronized wax additives that are easily dispersed without prior melting or grinding. A variety of emulsions and dispersions are also available for ease of use in waterborne applications.

  •  MP Waxes — lubricity and economy
  •  MPP Waxes — rub and mar resistance
  •  Fluo Waxes — micronized PTFE for slip and heat resistance
  •  Polyfluo®/Synfluo Waxes — unique wax combinations providing slip and abrasion resistance
  •  Aqua Waxes — stir in additives for waterborne applications
  •  AquaBead® Waxes and Wax Emulsions — water repellency and moisture resistance
  •  AquaKlean Wax Emulsions — scrubbability and burnish resistance for Architectural Coatings
  •  Micropro/MicroMatte®/PropylMatte Waxes — uniform matting and scratch resistance
  •  PropylTex Waxes — texture and gloss control
  •  Polysilk Waxes — softer wax polymers for improved slip, tape release and a smooth surface
  •  Microspersion® Aqueous Dispersions — “stir-in” wax dispersions
  •  NyloTex Waxes — for high temperature texture applications
  •  AquaTex Waxes — texture and gloss control for waterborne systems
  •  Superslip/Synslip/SuperGlide Waxes — for slip and abrasion resistance without PTFE
  •  MicrospeX — are pigmented polyolefin polymers intended for use in decorative floor coatings
  •  Propylfluo Waxes — gloss control and anti-blocking with increased slip
  •  Special Effects Products — for visual effects

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