Product Spec Sheets

AquaBead® 519

Released by Micro Powders, Inc.

July 29, 2013

AQUABEAD is a specially formulated wax polymer which will impart immediate and long-lasting water repellency when added to stains, paints and coatings. AQUABEAD is finely micronized for easy dispersion and addition by means of conventional mixing equipment. AQUABEAD's unique composition combines the synergistic properties of several waxes to produce consistent, long-lasting water beading and weather resistance.

Two types of AQUABEAD waxes have been formulated. AQUABEAD 519 contains lower molecular weight polymers for faster water beading in water reducible and solvent based penetrating stains.

Typical usage levels based on total formula weight are 2% for vertical surfaces and 4% for horizontal surfaces. The AQUABEAD grades are effective in paints, stains and coatings over wood, masonry, metal and leather substrates. In matte finishes, AQUABEADcan be used in combination with silicas to improve weather resistance.