Product Spec Sheets

AquaBead® 525E-AM

Released by Micro Powders, Inc.

July 29, 2013

AQUABEAD 525E-AM is a specialized freeze-thaw stable wax emulsion formulated for aqueous stains, sealers, paints, and coatings. Comprised of a combination of paraffin and natural waxes, AQUABEAD 525E-AM provides excellent initial and long lasting water beading as well as weather and moisture resistance. Water droplets actually roll off most surfaces due to the very high contact angle.

Levels of addition of AQUABEAD 525E-AM range from 2% to 10% of total formula weight. Usage levels will be determined by formula solids, vehicle type and end use requirements.

AQUABEAD 525E-AM is ideally suited for use in latex emulsion systems and can be easily stirred in using any type of mixing equipment and will remain in a stable suspension in water based paints, stains, or coatings. AQUABEAD 525E-AM is formulated with 2-AMP as the amine to replace ammonium hydroxide.


Aqueous paints, stains and coatings applied over wood, metal, masonry, pressboard or leather. Water reducible flexographic and gravure printing inks and coatings.