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Polyfluo® 120

Released by Micro Powders, Inc.
Published July 30, 2013
Polyfluo® 120

POLYFLUO 120 is a unique combination of high slip polyethylene and PTFE that has been micronized to a 2.0-3.0 NPIRI grind gauge reading. POLYFLUO 120 can be readily incorporated into printing inks, paints and coatings using standard dispersion techniques. Due to its fine particle size, pre-dispersion or grinding is eliminated.

POLYFLUO 120 has been formulated to impart excellent abrasion resistance, hardness and slip from the polyethylene component, along with lubricity and heat resistance provided by PTFE. Each of the components are designed to provide properties for maximum performance.

Optimum properties are usually achieved by adding 0.5-2.0% by weight. The amount required will vary depending on the type of application and the end use requirements.

POLYFLUO 120 is recommended for use in the following areas: Flexo, gravure, heat-set web offset, sheet fed (quick set) and ultra violet printing inks; coil coatings, can coatings, industrial paints and finishes, and all types clear top coats.

POLYFLUO 120 can also be used as a cost effective replacement for PTFE in printing inks and low viscosity coatings.

At temperatures above 600°F (316°C), some polymer fumes may be emitted due to decomposition of the PTFE polymer. Therefore, smoking should not be permitted when working with this material.

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