Product Spec Sheets

Microspersion® 523

Released by Micro Powders, Inc.

July 30, 2013

MICROSPERSION 523 is a unique aqueous dispersion of finely micronized polyethylene and PTFE waxes which have been dispersed at 40% wax solids. MICROSPERSION 523 allows the formulator to use highly efficient and carefully controlled micronized waxes in liquid form.

MICROSPERSION 523 has been formulated to provide a combination of optimum rub resistance and hardness usually associated with polyethylene, along with the lubricity (slip) provided by PTFE. Each of the components are designed to provide properties for maximum performance when incorporated into printing inks, paints and coatings.

Additions of 0.5 - 5.0% (by weight) of MICROSPERSION 523 will provide optimum performance. MICROSPERSION 523 is a highly efficient and cost effective wax dispersion which can replace 100% PTFE additives in most cases.

MICROSPERSION 523 is recommended for use in the following areas: water based flexo graphic and gravure printing inks, can coatings, industrial paints or finishes and all types of water reducible overprint varnishes or topcoats.

At temperatures above 600°F some polymer fumes may be emitted due to decomposition of the fluorocarbon polymer. Therefore, smoking should not be permitted when working with this material.

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