Product Spec Sheets

Microspersion® 501

Released by Micro Powders, Inc.

July 30, 2013

MICROSPERSION 501 is a unique aqueous dispersion of a finely micronized combination of Polyethylene and PTFE polymers combined with emulsified waxes which have been dispersed at 35% wax solids. MICROSPERSION 501 allows the formulator to use highly efficient and carefully controlled micronized waxes in a liquid easy to add form.

MICROSPERSION 501 has been formulated to provide a combination of optimum rub resistance, slip and hardness associated with micronized Polyethylene/PTFE combinations, along with the gloss retention provided by wax emulsions. MICROSPERSION 501 has been found especially useful in high gloss waterbased OPV's where increased slip properties as well as heat resistance are required. The unique properties of MICROSPERSION 501 eliminate the problems of "flotation" or "defoamer kickout" which is common when using other types of waxes in aqueous systems. Each of the components are designed to provide properties for maximum performance when incorporated into high gloss printing inks, paints and coatings.

Additions of 1.0 - 5.0% (by weight) of MICROSPERSION 501 will provide optimum performance.

MICROSPERSION 501 is recommended for use in the following areas: water based flexographic and gravure printing inks, can coatings, industrial paints and finishes and all types of water reducible overprint varnishes and topcoats.