MICROKLEAR 418AL

Nanoalumina modified carnauba wax for maximum scratch resistance with surface slip, clarity and gloss retention. Also useful as an additive in seed coatings


FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Natural carnauba wax composite reinforced with 300 nm aluminum oxide nanoparticles (Mohs Hardness 9)
  • Provides maximum scratch resistance with surface lubricity
  • Does not adversely affect clarity or gloss
  • Easier-to-disperse nanotechnology in a safe, non-nano powder
  • Composite wax/alumina particle is less abrasive on processing equipment compared to free alumina
  • Effective replacement for PTFE additives

COMPOSITION

Carnauba wax/aluminum oxide

SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Water based, solvent based and energy curable coatings and inks. Industrial coatings (including plastic, metal and leather); wood coatings; printing inks and OPV's (including flexo and gravure); interior and exterior can and container coatings; coil coatings; seed coatings.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

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AppearanceLight Yellow Powder
Density at 25 °C (g/cc)1.04
Maximum Particle Size (µm)22
Mean Particle Size (µm)6.0 - 8.0
Melting Point °C81 - 86
Natural or Naturally DerivedYes
NPIRI Grind2.0 - 3.5
This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 418AL-40

FEATURED PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES

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Cleanability
Exfoliating
Lubricity and Smooth Feel
Resistance to Dirt Pickup
Scratch Resistance
Scuff and Mar Resistance
Water Repellency/Beading
Block Resistance
Gloss Retention
Meat Release
Moisture Resistance
Scratch and Abrasion Resistance
Slip and Mobility
Block Resistance
Gloss Retention
Scratch and Abrasion Resistance
Slip and Mobility
Block Resistance
Clarity
Gloss Retention
In-Can Stability
Lubricity and Smooth Feel
Scratch and Abrasion Resistance
Slip and Lubricity
Tape Release
Block Resistance
Clarity
Gloss Retention
In-Can Stability
Lubricity and Smooth Feel
Scratch and Abrasion Resistance
Slip and Lubricity
Tape Release
Block Resistance
Clarity
Gloss Retention
Rub Resistance
Slip and Lubricity
Tape Release
Abrasion Resistance
Block Resistance
Dustoff Resistance
Lubricity and Flow
Block Resistance
Clarity
Gloss Retention
Lubricity and Smooth Feel
Scratch and Mar Resistance
Water Repellency/beading
Key: Effective     Very Effective     Extremely Effective