Petroleum wax is a general term for various wax products prepared from waxy distillates after refining, including liquid paraffin, paraffin and microcrystalline wax. Paraffin wax is produced by the st...
Paints and Coatings
Waxes can be used in a variety of paint, paint stripper, rust preventative, structural coating, and other industrial coatings.
In paints, waxes can be used to modify film and rheology properties. Paint stripper formulas can find benefit where the use of paraffin waxes can prevent the volatizing of solvents. Since waxes are naturally hydrophobic, they make an excellent addition to rust preventative coatings and structural/architectural coatings. Their relative low viscosity makes blending efficient.
Waxes are mainly surface-active substances. They can create high hardness values on surfaces and uniform silky-gloss to silky surfaces. They have a favorable effect on scratch resistance and anti-blocking properties. Combinations with other fillers and matting agents can lead to positive synergies.
Our wax additives, based on polyethylene, polypropylene or polyamide, are used by our customers all over the world in a wide range of applications. The chemical characteristics of our waxes enable them to be used to influence many of the features of your surfaces and coatings.