Product Spec Sheets

AquaBead® 525E

Released by Micro Powders, Inc.

July 29, 2013

AQUABEAD 525E is a specialized wax emulsion formulated for aqueous stains, sealers, paints, and coatings. Comprised of a combination of paraffin and natural waxes, AQUABEAD 525E 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 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 is ideally suited for use in latex emulsion systems and can be easily stirred in using any type of mixing equipment.

AQUABEAD 525E will remain in a stable suspension in water based paints, stains, or coatings.


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