PROPYLTEX waxes are micronized polypropylenes that are manufactured using special equipment to provide a unique texturizing agent. The particle size is carefully controlled to produce a uniform textured surface in paints and coatings. PROPYLTEX will also impart a smoother "feel" than other types of texturizing agents due to its rounded, almost spherical shape. The maximum particle size is controlled using screens.
The physical properties of polypropylene make PROPYLTEX ideally suited as a texturizing agent.
The low density and insolubility characteristics of PROPYLTEX will reduce or eliminate settling and provide optimum performance in aromatic systems. The high melting point of PROPYLTEX will insure a consistent texture even at high baking temperatures.
The rounded shape of PROPYLTEX will provide optimum abrasion resistance, gloss control and will be less abrasive when compared to silica texturizing agents.
PROPYLTEX is recommended for use in industrial paints, lacquers and coatings (e.g. wood, metal, powder or sprayed). The level of addition depends on the degree of texture desired. Usually adding 5-10% based upon resin solids of PROPYLTEX will give a moderate textured finish.
Since PROPYLTEX can be easily dispersed into all types of paints and coatings using a high speed mixer, the need for pre-dispersion is eliminated.