Printing Inks and OPVs

Printed coatings and inks perform most effectively when properly formulated with micronized wax additives that improve slip, rub, scratch, and block resistance. From flexo to gravure to offset, we offer the most comprehensive line of additives for both high and low gloss printed surfaces.


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    AquaBead® 525E

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    An anionic paraffin/carnauba wax emulsion ideal for water repellency and weather/moisture resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Provides excellent initial water beading and long term water repellency
    • Imparts weather and moisture resistance
    • Gives surface slip and antiblocking properties
    • Wax emulsion particle does not reduce gloss or clarity
    • Anionic emulsion stabilization contributes to immediate hydrophobicity
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    AquaPoly 215

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    Micronized oxidized polyethylene for rub resistance and slip in aqueous systems

    Additional Details:
    • Provides good rub and mar resistance
    • Improves slip properties
    • Imparts antiblocking
    • Economical
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    AquaPoly 215 is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 215-50.
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    AquaPoly 250

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    A unique micronized polyethylene wax blend for maximum rub and scratch resistance with improved slip in aqueous systems

    Additional Details:
    • A hard, high density modified polyethylene blend
    • Provides outstanding rub, mar and scratch resistance
    • Adds slip properties
    • Imparts antiblocking
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 250-50
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    AquaPolyfluo® 411

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    A unique micronized oxidized polyethylene/PTFE wax composite for improved scuff and mar resistance in aqueous systems

    Additional Details:
    • A synergistic blend of high molecular weight waxes including polyethylene and PTFE
    • Provides optimum levels of scuff and mar resistance along with excellent slip and mobility
    • Easy to disperse fine powder that can be incorporated into aqueous paints, inks and coatings with high speed mixing
    • Conforms to (EU) 2019/1021 & Stockholm Convention (POP)
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 411
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    AquaPolysilk® 19

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    A unique micronized polyethylene wax composite for lubricity with abrasion and heat resistance in aqueous systems

    Additional Details:
    • A synergistic blend of waxes including polyethylene, PTFE and amide
    • Provides abrasion and scratch resistance
    • Improves heat resistance
    • Imparts lubricity, tape release and a smooth surface feel after 12 to 24 hours
    • Conforms to (EU) 2019/1021 & Stockholm Convention (POP)
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 19
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    Aquawax 214VF

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    Oxidized synthetic wax for rub resistance and improved surface slip

    Additional Details:
    • Imparts a high degree of lubricity
    • Lowers COF
    • Improves rub resistance
    • Economical alternative to polyethylene waxes
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    MicroKlear 116

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    A micronized composite of polyethylene and carnauba wax for surface slip and scratch resistance with excellent clarity and gloss retention. Also useful in seed coatings.

    Additional Details:
    • Provides an excellent combination of slip, abrasion resistance, and scratch resistance
    • Ideal for applications where excellent gloss and clarity are required
    • In coil coatings, provides maximum slip for forming and fabrication of finished coil
    • Reduces coil coating surface haze post-bake and water quench
    • Provides excellent slip, scratch resistance and food release properties in metal packaging coatings
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    Features: Block Resistance Clarity Gloss Retention Rub Resistance Slip and LubricityShow All Features

    MicroKlear 418AL

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

    Additional Details:
    • 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/aluminum oxide particle is less abrasive on processing equipment compared to free aluminum oxide
    • Effective replacement for PTFE additives
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 418AL-40
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    MicroMatte® 1213 UVW

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    A modified polypropylene wax densified with silica for consistent gloss control with clarity and stability in water based and UV/EB coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Effective gloss control with good in-can stability
    • Adds slip with scratch and mar resistance
    • Nonabrasive wax technology imparts a smoother surface feel vs. silica-based additives
    • Provides burnish and blocking resistance
    • Improved film clarity vs. MicroMatte 1011 UVW
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 1213 UVW
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    Microspersion® 1213 UVW

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    A water based anionic dispersion of modified polypropylene wax, densified with silica for consistent gloss control with clarity and stability in water based and UV/EB coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable anionic acrylic-stabilized wax dispersion
    • Effective gloss control with good in-can stability
    • Adds slip with scratch and mar resistance
    • Nonabrasive wax technology imparts a smoother surface feel vs. silica-based additives
    • Provides burnish and blocking resistance
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    Microspersion® 150-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of a unique, high performance composite of polyethylene and PTFE for surface lubricity with scratch and abrasion resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Synergistic wax combination that enhances PTFE mobility to the coating surface
    • High slip polyethylene provides excellent surface lubricity
    • PTFE dramatically enhances abrasion resistance
    • Extra fine particle size provides excellent gloss retention and film clarity
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    Features: Block Resistance Rub Resistance Slip and LubricityShow All Features

    Microspersion® 19

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    An anionic water based dispersion of a unique micronized polyethylene wax composite for lubricity with abrasion and heat resistance in aqueous systems

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable anionic acrylic-stabilized wax dispersion
    • A synergistic blend of waxes including polyethylene, PTFE and amide
    • Provides abrasion and scratch resistance
    • Improves heat resistance
    • Imparts lubricity, tape release and a smooth surface feel after 12 to 24 hours
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    Microspersion® 190-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of a unique, high performance composite of low density polyethylene and PTFE for maximum abrasion and burnish resistance with superior surface durability

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • High performance product for improving surface abrasion resistance and film toughness
    • Synergistic wax combination that enhances PTFE mobility to the coating surface
    • Low density polyethylene provides superior surface toughness, durability and mar resistance
    • PTFE dramatically enhances abrasion resistance, antiblocking and film hardness
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    Features: Block Resistance Rub Resistance Slip and LubricityShow All Features

    Microspersion® 215-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of oxidized polyethylene for rub resistance and improved surface slip

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Provides good rub and mar resistance
    • Improves slip properties
    • Imparts antiblocking
    • Economical
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    Microspersion® 230-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of an economical grade of micronized polyethylene wax for abrasion resistance and slip

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Imparts abrasion resistance with some slip
    • Provides excellent antiblocking properties
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    Microspersion® 250-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of micronized oxidized polyethylene wax for maximum rub and scratch resistance with improved slip in aqueous systems

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • A hard, high density modified polyethylene blend
    • Provides outstanding rub, mar and scratch resistance
    • Adds slip properties
    • Imparts antiblocking
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    Features: Block Resistance Intercoat Adhesion Rub Resistance Slip and LubricityShow All Features

    Microspersion® 31HD-40

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of finely micronized densified polypropylene for consistent matting and gloss control with superior in-can stability in water based paints, coatings and inks

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Efficient gloss reduction from satin to matte finish
    • Improves burnish resistance vs. silica mattifiers
    • Particle density optimized to essentially eliminate flotation or settling in most water based systems
    • Imparts anti-slip properties
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    Features: Block Resistance Matting and Gloss ControlShow All Features

    Microspersion® 31SA-40

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of a finely micronized polypropylene/PTFE composite for consistent matting and gloss control with surface slip, abrasion and burnish resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Efficient gloss reduction from satin to matte finish
    • Polypropylene improves burnish resistance vs. inorganic flattening agents
    • PTFE provides additional abrasion resistance, enhanced lubricity and surface slip
    • Density optimized for maximum stability in water based and energy curable systems
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    Features: Block Resistance Heat Resistance Matting and Gloss Control Slip and LubricityShow All Features

    Microspersion® 411

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    An anionic water based dispersion of a unique micronized oxidized polyethylene/PTFE wax composite for improved scuff and mar resistance in aqueous systems

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable anionic acrylic-stabilized wax dispersion
    • A synergistic blend of high molecular weight waxes including polyethylene and PTFE
    • Provides optimum levels of scuff and mar resistance along with excellent slip and mobility
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    Features: Block Resistance Heat Resistance Rub Resistance Slip and Lubricity Soft Touch/Silky FeelShow All Features

    Microspersion® 418AL-40

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of aluminum oxide modified carnauba wax for maximum scratch resistance with surface slip, clarity and gloss retention. Also useful as an additive in seed coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • 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
    • Composite wax/aluminum oxide particle is less abrasive on processing equipment compared to free aluminum oxide
    • In seed coatings, improves anti-blocking, flow, and abrasion resistance
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    Features: Block Resistance Clarity Gloss Retention Rub Resistance Slip and Lubricity Tape ReleaseShow All Features

    Microspersion® 523

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of a unique extra fine composite of polyethylene and PTFE for superior surface lubricity with scratch and abrasion resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Synergistic wax combination that enhances PTFE mobility to the coating surface
    • PTFE dramatically enhances abrasion resistance
    • High density polyethylene provides improved surface slip
    • Extra fine particle size provides excellent gloss retention and film clarity
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    Microspersion® 523AL-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of a highly engineered HDPE/PTFE/aluminum oxide nanocomposite for unsurpassed scratch and scuff resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Maximum scratch and abrasion resistance with slip and lubricity
    • HDPE/PTFE composite reinforced with 300 nm aluminum oxide nanoparticles (Mohs Hardness 9.0)
    • Easier-to-disperse nanotechnology in a safe, non-nano powder
    • Composite particle density maximizes efficiency and minimizes settling
    • Extra fine particle size provides excellent gloss retention and film clarity
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    Microspersion® 526E

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    An anionic modified polyethylene wax emulsion for improving surface properties in water based coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Imparts slip, scuff and abrasion resistance
    • Improves mar resistance, block resistance and slide angle of water based inks, coatings and overprint varnishes
    • Adds early water resistance
    • Provides optimum surface protection while maintaining excellent gloss and film clarity
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    Microspersion® 611-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of a high performance grade of micronized polyethylene wax for inks and coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Imparts excellent rub and mar resistance with good surface slip
    • Provides excellent antiblocking properties
    • Good heat resistance
    • Better resistance to solvent absorption and swelling when compared to synthetic waxes
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    Microspersion® 620VF-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of high performance micronized polyethylene wax which provides a unique combination of surface slip, abrasion/rub resistance, and antiblocking in a wide variety of coatings and inks

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Imparts excellent abrasion, rub and mar resistance with good surface slip
    • Provides excellent antiblocking properties
    • Adds heat resistance
    • Better resistance to solvent absorption and swelling when compared to synthetic waxes
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    Microspersion® 930

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    A unique aqueous dispersion of micronized wax and emulsified wax

    Additional Details:
    • Nonionic dispersion of microfine polyethylene component provides rub resistance and hardness
    • Polyethylene emulsion component provides improved gloss retention
    • Especially useful in high gloss water based OPV's
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    Microspersion® NM31-35

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of finely micronized natural, biodegradable PHBV for efficient matting and burnish resistance in paints, coatings and inks

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Natural biofermentation powder
    • Tough, high molecular weight biopolymer provides efficient gloss reduction
    • Improved burnish resistance, better than many synthetic additives
    • Imparts anti-slip properties
    • Freshwater and marine biodegradable to OECD test standards
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    Microspersion® R331-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of finely micronized rice bran wax for use in industrial coatings and agrochemical products

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Natural wax
    • Excellent burnish and abrasion resistance compared to synthetic wax additives
    • Biodegradable to OECD 302C test standard
    • Improves lubricity, dust-off, and block resistance in seed coatings
    • Effective dry powder binding agent
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    MicroTouch 800VF

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    Highly resilient spherical polyurethane beads that can modify the tactile properties of formulated coatings and inks while improving burnish, scratch and mar resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Virtually indestructible elastic particles that distort when disturbed by a physical force and then return to their original spherical shape when the force is removed
    • Provide different tactile effects ranging from satiny smooth to rubbery to leathery in properly formulated coatings
    • Different particle sizes available to create a unique surface "touch"
    • Improves burnish and abrasion resistance
    • Effective gloss reduction
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    MicroTouch 800XF

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    Highly resilient spherical polyurethane beads that can modify the tactile properties of formulated coatings and inks while improving burnish, scratch and mar resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Virtually indestructible elastic particles that distort when disturbed by a physical force and then return to their original spherical shape when the force is removed
    • Provide different tactile effects ranging from satiny smooth to rubbery to leathery in properly formulated coatings
    • Different particle sizes available to create a unique surface "touch"
    • Improves burnish and abrasion resistance
    • Effective gloss reduction
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    MicroTouch 800XXF

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    Highly resilient spherical polyurethane beads that can modify the tactile properties of formulated coatings and inks while improving burnish, scratch and mar resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Virtually indestructible elastic particles that distort when disturbed by a physical force and then return to their original spherical shape when the force is removed
    • Provide different tactile effects ranging from satiny smooth to rubbery to leathery in properly formulated coatings
    • Different particle sizes available to create a unique surface "touch"
    • Improves burnish and abrasion resistance
    • Effective gloss reduction
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    Features: Gloss Retention Matting and Gloss Control Soft Touch/Silky FeelShow All Features

    MicroTouch 850XF

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    Highly resilient modified spherical polyurethane beads that can modify the tactile properties of formulated coatings and inks while improving burnish, scratch and mar resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Virtually indestructible elastic particles that distort when disturbed by a physical force and then return to their original spherical shape when the force is removed
    • Provide different tactile effects ranging from satiny smooth to rubbery to leathery in properly formulated coatings
    • Modified to enhance surface slip and lubricity
    • Improves burnish and abrasion resistance
    • Effective gloss reduction
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    MP-22XF

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    High performance, versatile grade of micronized synthetic wax for improved slip, scratch and rub resistance in a wide variety and paints, coatings and inks

    Additional Details:
    • Imparts a high degree of lubricity and slip with rub and mar resistance
    • Provides antiblocking properties
    • Gives long-lasting water beading and weather resistance to exterior alkyd-based stains
    • Easy to disperse fine powder that can be incorporated with high speed mixing
    • Biodegradable to OECD 302C test standard
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    MPP-230F

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    Economical grade of micronized polyethylene wax for abrasion resistance and slip

    Additional Details:
    • Imparts abrasion resistance with some slip
    • Provides excellent antiblocking properties
    • Easy to disperse fine powder that can be incorporated with high speed mixing
    • Consider MPP-230EZ for an easier to disperse option
    • Suitable for use in powder coatings as a de-gassing additive
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 230-50
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    MPP-611AL

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    A highly engineered HDPE/aluminum oxide nanocomposite for unsurpassed scratch and scuff resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Maximum scratch and scuff resistance with slip and lubricity
    • HDPE composite reinforced with 300 nm aluminum oxide nanoparticles (Mohs Hardness 9)
    • Easier-to-disperse nanotechnology in a safe, non-nano powder
    • Composite particle density maximizes efficiency and minimizes settling
    • Effective replacement for PTFE additives
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 611AL-50
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    MPP-620VF

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    High performance micronized polyethylene wax which provides a unique combination of surface slip, abrasion/rub resistance, and antiblocking in a wide variety of coatings and inks

    Additional Details:
    • Imparts excellent abrasion, rub and mar resistance with good surface slip
    • Provides excellent antiblocking properties
    • Adds heat resistance
    • Better resistance to solvent absorption and swelling when compared to Fischer-Tropsch (synthetic) waxes
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 620VF-50
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    MPP-635VF

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    Micronized high molecular weight polyethylene wax for maximum rub and abrasion resistance in inks and coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Crystalline, high melting point wax provides superior rub and abrasion resistance
    • Imparts excellent antiblocking properties
    • High molecular weight and hardness improves resistance to solvent absorption and swelling
    • Easy to disperse fine powder that can be incorporated with high speed mixing
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 635F-50 & 635VF-50
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    NatureFine H325

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    Finely micronized hydrogenated castor oil for use in industrial coatings and agrochemical products

    Additional Details:
    • Naturally derived wax
    • Adds slip, lubricity and rub resistance to industrial and graphic arts coatings
    • Biodegradable to OECD 301 test standard
    • Adds hydroxyl functionality (>155)
    • Provides anticaking, dry flow and release to fertilizer products
    • Made exclusively with SuCCESS™ sustainable castor oil
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    NatureFine R331

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    Finely micronized rice bran wax for use in industrial coatings and agrochemical products

    Additional Details:
    • Natural food grade wax conforming to 21CFR 172.890
    • Excellent burnish and abrasion resistance compared to synthetic wax additives
    • Biodegradable to OECD 302C test standard
    • Improves lubricity, dust-off, and block resistance in seed coatings
    • Effective dry powder binding agent
    • Microplastic alternative
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion R331-50
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    NatureMatte® 31

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    Finely micronized natural, biodegradable PHBV for efficient matting and burnish resistance in paints, coatings and inks

    Additional Details:
    • Natural biofermentation powder
    • Tough, high molecular weight biopolymer provides efficient gloss reduction
    • Improved burnish resistance, better than many synthetic additives
    • Imparts anti-slip properties
    • Freshwater and marine biodegradable to OECD test standards
    • Microplastic alternative
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion NM31-35
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    Polyfluo® 150

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    A unique, high performance composite of polyethylene and PTFE for surface lubricity with scratch and abrasion resistance

    Additional Details:
    • High performance product for adding slip, scratch and abrasion resistance
    • Synergistic wax combination that enhances PTFE mobility to the coating surface
    • High slip polyethylene provides excellent surface lubricity
    • PTFE dramatically enhances abrasion resistance
    • Extra fine particle size provides excellent gloss retention and film clarity
    • Conforms to (EU) 2019/1021 & Stockholm Convention (POP)
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 150-50
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    Polyfluo® 190

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    A unique, high performance composite of low density polyethylene and PTFE for maximum abrasion and burnish resistance with superior surface durability

    Additional Details:
    • High performance product for improving surface abrasion resistance and film toughness
    • Synergistic wax combination that enhances PTFE mobility to the coating surface
    • Low density polyethylene provides superior surface toughness, durability and mar resistance
    • PTFE dramatically enhances abrasion resistance, antiblocking and film hardness
    • Conforms to (EU) 2019/1021 & Stockholm Convention (POP)
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 190-50
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    Polyfluo® 523AL

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    A highly engineered HDPE/PTFE/aluminum oxide nanocomposite for unsurpassed scratch and scuff resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Maximum scratch and scuff resistance with slip and lubricity
    • HDPE/PTFE composite reinforced with 300 nm aluminum oxide nanoparticles (Mohs Hardness 9)
    • Easier-to-disperse nanotechnology in a safe, non-nano powder
    • Extra fine particle size provides excellent gloss retention and film clarity
    • Composite wax/aluminum oxide particle is less abrasive on processing equipment compared to free aluminum oxide
    • Conforms to (EU) 2019/1021 & Stockholm Convention (POP)
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 523AL-50
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    Polyfluo® 523XF

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    A unique extra fine, high performance composite of polyethylene and PTFE for superior surface lubricity with scratch and abrasion resistance

    Additional Details:
    • High performance product for adding slip, scratch and abrasion resistance
    • Synergistic wax combination that enhances PTFE mobility to the coating surface
    • PTFE dramatically enhances abrasion resistance
    • High density polyethylene provides improved surface slip
    • Extra fine particle size provides excellent gloss retention and film clarity
    • Conforms to (EU) 2019/1021 & Stockholm Convention (POP)
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 523
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    Polysilk® 14

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    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

    Additional Details:
    • 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)
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    PropylMatte 31

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    Finely micronized polypropylene for efficient matting and gloss control in paints, coatings and inks

    Additional Details:
    • Provides consistent gloss reduction with no effect on coating viscosity
    • Tough, high molecular weight polymer imparts burnish and abrasion resistance
    • Imparts anti-slip properties
    • Density (0.89) ideal for solvent based systems
    • For more efficient matting with a fine microtexture, try PropylTex 325S/270S
    • Adds texture in low bake (Low E) powder coatings
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 31-35
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    PropylMatte 31HD

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    Finely micronized densified polypropylene for consistent matting and gloss control with superior in-can stability in water based paints, coatings and inks

    Additional Details:
    • Efficient gloss reduction from satin to matte finish
    • Improves burnish resistance vs. silica mattifiers
    • Particle density optimized to essentially eliminate flotation or settling in most water based systems
    • Imparts anti-slip properties
    • For more efficient matting with a fine microtexture, try PropylTex 325HD/270HD
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 31HD-40
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    PropylMatte 31SA

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    Finely micronized PTFE modified polypropylene for consistent matting and gloss control with surface slip, abrasion and burnish resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Efficient gloss reduction from satin to matte finish
    • Polypropylene improves burnish resistance vs. inorganic flattening agents
    • PTFE provides additional abrasion resistance, enhanced lubricity and surface slip
    • Density optimized for maximum stability in water based and energy curable systems
    • Adds texture in low bake (Low E) powder coatings
    • Conforms to (EU) 2019/1021 & Stockholm Convention (POP)
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 31SA-40
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    AquaBead® R331E

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    A high solids nonionic rice bran wax emulsion providing water repellency and lubricity with excellent rub and abrasion resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Based on natural, biodegradable, sustainable and upcycled rice bran wax
    • Adds slip and rub resistance to high gloss inks and coatings
    • Excellent abrasion resistance
    • Outstanding water repellency/beading properties superior to paraffin emulsions
    • Developed for broad compliance in food packaging and agrochemicals
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    GraphShield 777

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    A versatile soluble nanocomposite powder of graphene and acrylic resin for liquid coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Dry graphene composite powder is soluble in both solvent (alcohols, glycols, glycol ethers) and alkaline water based systems for easy incorporation into most coatings
    • Graphene can improve corrosion resistance, mechanical durability, and electrostatic dissipation properties
    • For best results, pre-dissolve in a glycol ether compatible with your solvent or waterbased coating
    • More stable and versatile than graphene dispersions
    • Formulated exclusively with Garmor EFG technology
    • Easier-to-disperse nanotechnology in a safe, non-nano powder
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    Fluo 500

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    Micronized high quality virgin PTFE that provides superior lubricity, abrasion and temperature resistance to industrial coatings and inks

    Additional Details:
    • Provides maximum abrasion and rub resistance
    • Adds slip, lubricity and block resistance
    • Imparts heat resistance
    • Will not yellow in high temperature baking applications
    • Conforms to (EU) 2019/1021 & Stockholm Convention (POP)
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    MicroTouch 875XF

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    Naturally derived modified spherical polyurethane beads that can modify the tactile properties of formulated coatings and inks while improving burnish, scratch and mar resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Virtually indestructible elastic particles that distort when disturbed by a physical force and then return to their original spherical shape when the force is removed
    • Provide different tactile effects ranging from satiny smooth to rubbery to leathery in properly formulated coatings
    • Naturally derived; Renewable Carbon Index (RCI) >61%
    • Modified to enhance surface slip and lubricity
    • Improves burnish and abrasion resistance
    • Effective gloss reduction
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    NatureTex® 140

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    Micronized naturally derived cellulose acetate for reducing gloss and adding consistent surface texture and structure to a wide variety of paints and coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Provides gloss reduction with improved burnish resistance vs. silica
    • Adds mild to moderate texture effects to the coating surface
    • Naturally derived and biodegradable in both freshwater and marine environments
    • High melting point
    • Hydroxyl functionality (OH value 116)
    • Microplastic alternative
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    NatureTex® 270

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    Micronized naturally derived cellulose acetate for reducing gloss and adding consistent surface texture and structure to a wide variety of paints and coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Provides gloss reduction with improved burnish resistance vs. silica
    • Adds mild to moderate texture effects to the coating surface
    • Naturally derived and biodegradable in both freshwater and marine environments
    • High melting point
    • Hydroxyl functionality (OH value 116)
    • Microplastic alternative
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    NatureTex® 200

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    Micronized naturally derived cellulose acetate for reducing gloss and adding consistent surface texture and structure to a wide variety of paints and coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Provides gloss reduction with improved burnish resistance vs. silica
    • Adds mild to moderate texture effects to the coating surface
    • Naturally derived and biodegradable in both freshwater and marine environments
    • High melting point
    • Hydroxyl functionality (OH value 116)
    • Microplastic alternative
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    Microspersion® 300XF-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of micronized PTFE that provides superior lubricity, abrasion and temperature resistance to industrial coatings and inks

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Provides maximum abrasion and rub resistance
    • Adds slip, lubricity and block resistance
    • Imparts heat resistance
    • Conforms to (EU) 2019/1021 & Stockholm Convention (POP)
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    NatureTex® 325

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    Micronized naturally derived cellulose acetate for reducing gloss and adding consistent surface texture and structure to a wide variety of paints and coatings

    Additional Details:
    • Provides gloss reduction with improved burnish resistance vs. silica
    • Adds mild to moderate texture effects to the coating surface
    • Naturally derived and biodegradable in both freshwater and marine environments
    • High melting point
    • Hydroxyl functionality (OH value 116)
    • Microplastic alternative
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    MP-28AL

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    A value engineered synthetic wax/aluminum oxide nanocomposite for scratch and scuff resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Improves scratch, scuff and mar resistance
    • Adds surface slip and lubricity
    • Excellent gloss retention
    • Biodegradable to OECD 302C test standard
    • Not a microplastic per ECHA definitions
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    NatureMatte® C44

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    Fine cellulose powder for superior gloss reduction with excellent viscosity stability

    Additional Details:
    • Highly effective matting additive capable of achieving single digit gloss (60°)
    • Superior in-can stability with no impact on rheology
    • Biodegradable
    • Natural, sustainable, and renewable
    • Microplastic alternative
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    PolyTuf® 1229

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    A highly engineered LDPE/ceramic/nanoceramic composite for abrasion resistance and surface durability

    Additional Details:
    • High performance additive for maximizing surface abrasion resistance (Taber) and film toughness
    • Fortified with two types of hard, inert ceramic particles
    • Low density polyethylene provides superior surface toughness, durability and mar resistance
    • Ideal for walking surfaces
    • PTFE-free alternative to Polyfluo 900
    • Easy to disperse fine powder that can be incorporated with high speed mixing
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    This product is also available as a water based wax dispersion - Microspersion 1229-40
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    AquaPoly 250G

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    A unique micronized polyethylene wax blend for maximum rub and scratch resistance with improved slip in aqueous systems

    Additional Details:
    • A hard, high density modified polyethylene blend
    • Provides outstanding rub, mar and scratch resistance
    • Adds slip properties
    • Imparts antiblocking
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    Microspersion® 28AL-50

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    A nonionic water based dispersion of a value engineered synthetic wax/aluminum oxide nanocomposite for scratch and scuff resistance

    Additional Details:
    • Convenient, ready-to-use, pourable nonionic wax dispersion
    • Improves scratch, scuff and mar resistance
    • Adds surface slip and lubricity
    • Excellent gloss retention
    • Biodegradable to OECD 302C test standard
    • Not a microplastic per ECHA definitions
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