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Innospec VISCOWAX® 271 Oxidised PE-Wax
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Polyethylene (PE)

Material Notes: CAS Number: 68441 - 17 - 8

VISCOWAX® 271 – high quality oxidised, polar polyethylene wax.


  • Plastic processing
    • Lubricant for PVC
  • Paraffin compounding, candle industry
    • Increase on solidification and drop points
Applications as water-based Emulsions:
  • Textile Industry
    • Plasticizer component
    • Improvement of cross-linking properties, tear resistance and smoothing of fabrics
    • Slip agent for sewing threads
  • Paper Industry
    • For surface finishing
  • Die-casting Industry
    • As release agent
  • Water-based varnishes
    • As hydrophobing agent
  • Floor, shoe, furniture polishes

Information provided by Innospec Inc

Available Properties
  • Density, DIN EN ISO 1183, C
  • Viscosity, DGF M-III 8
  • Molecular Weight, GPC
  • Acid Value, DGF M-IV 2, [mg KOH/g]
  • Penetration, DGF M-III 9b, [10-1 mm], Needle
  • Solidus, DGF M-III 4a
  • Dropping Point, DGF M-III 3
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