AQUATEX® 325

Fine particle size grade of oxidized polyethylene for reducing gloss and adding surface texture


FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Provides uniform gloss reduction with a smoother surface feel when compared to silica additives
  • Adds a mild texture to the surface
  • Oxidized polyethylene provides lubricity and mar resistance
  • High density polymer provides maximum in-can stability with minimal flotation
  • Ideal for water based systems

COMPOSITION

Oxidized polyethylene

SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Water based coatings. Industrial coatings (including plastic, metal, masonry and leather) architectural wall and trim paints; stains, sealers and varnishes; wood coatings; printing inks and OPV's (including flexo and gravure).

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

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AppearanceWhite Powder
Density at 25 °C (g/cc)0.99
Maximum Particle Size (µm)44 (325 mesh)
Mean Particle Size (µm)10.0 - 15.0
Melting Point °C135 - 140
Natural or Naturally DerivedNo

FEATURED PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES

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