POLYSILK® 14

A complex formulated wax composite that provides a high degree of surface slip, scratch and rub resistance with gloss retention and a silky smooth feel


FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Provides a high level of scratch and rub resistance
  • Improves tape release, block resistance, and heat resistance
  • Adds surface slip to impart a silky smooth feel
  • Maximum lubricity achieved after 12 to 24 hours
  • Useful for adding abrasion and antiblock properties to lamination inks at a 0.25-0.5% level
  • Conforms to (EU) 2019/1021 & Stockholm Convention (POP)

COMPOSITION

Modified polyethylene/PTFE blend

SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Water 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; soft touch coatings.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

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AppearanceOff-White Powder
Density at 25 °C (g/cc)1.02
Maximum Particle Size (µm)31
Mean Particle Size (µm)7.5 - 9.5
Melting Point °C96 - 118
Natural or Naturally DerivedNo
NPIRI Grind3.5 - 4.5

FEATURED PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES

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Block Resistance
In-Can Stability
Lubricity and Smooth Feel
Scratch and Abrasion Resistance
Slip and Lubricity
Soft Touch/Silky Feel
Tape Release
Block Resistance
In-Can Stability
Lubricity and Smooth Feel
Scratch and Abrasion Resistance
Slip and Lubricity
Soft Touch/Silky Feel
Tape Release
Block Resistance
Burnish Resistance
In-Can Stability
Scratch and Abrasion Resistance
Slip and Lubricity
Soft Touch
Block Resistance
Burnish Resistance
Cleanability
In-Can Stability
Scratch and Abrasion Resistance
Soft Touch
Block Resistance
Rub Resistance
Slip and Lubricity
Soft Touch/Silky Feel
Tape Release
Key: Effective     Very Effective     Extremely Effective