AQUAWAX 214 is a special grade of synthetic wax micronized to a NPIRI grind gauge reading of 4.0 - 5.0. AQUAWAX 214 can be easily incorporated into water based systems with high speed dispersion equipment. AQUAWAX 214 has been formulated to reduce or eliminate wax defoamer kick-out and improve dispersion stability in aqueous coatings and inks.
AQUAWAX 214 is a lower cost alternative to the more expensive micronized polyethylene waxes and will impart a higher degree of lubricity and lower COF readings as well as excellent rub resistance. Usage levels of 0.5 - 1.5% based on total formula weight will impart optimum properties.
Specific areas of use are: water reducible flexographic and carton inks; water reducible stains and paints; water reducible coatings. Incorporation may be made directly into the system before let-down or a stable compound (pre-dispersion) can be prepared for post addition.