Product Spec Sheets

Polyfluo® 523XF

Released by Micro Powders, Inc.

July 30, 2013

POLYFLUO 523XF is a combination of polyethylene waxes and PTFE. POLYFLUO 523XF can be readily mixed into all ink and coating formulations using standard dispersion techniques and equipment.

POLYFLUO 523XF 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.

POLYFLUO 523XF is a highly efficient and cost effective additive which, in most cases, can directly replace high priced PTFE powders.

POLYFLUO 523XF is recommended for use in the following areas: Flexo, gravure, web offset-heat set, sheet fed (quick set), ultra violet and metal decorating printing inks; coil coatings, industrial paints or finishes and all types of overprint varnishes.

Optimum properties are usually achieved by adding 0.5-3.0% by weight. The amount required will vary depending on the type of application and the end use requirements.

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.