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Plastics & Rubber

Waxes

Luwax® polymers are synthetic waxes produced by means of high-pressure ethylene (co-) polymerization. By varying processing conditions and functionalization, a broad spectrum of properties can be achieved. Different melt viscosities tailor the waxes to different lubrication needs for plastic processing. Tuning the polarity of the wax by oxidation or co-polymerization optimizes dispersion efficiency in masterbatches, increases compatibility to polar resins and enables easy emulsification. Micronization results in extreme fine particle sizes for coating and printing applications.

Our Luwax® products enhance pigment dispersion and make plastics easier to color. Waxes disperse pigments homogeneously in the masterbatch polymer carrier even when quantities are large. Waxes help produce even coloration, very high color strengths, and smooth surfaces. They also help maximize the efficient use of valuable pigments.

Economical PVC processing with our Luwax® products as lubricants gives top quality end products. Waxes as lubricants are essential components of PVC formulations. PVC is impossible to process in its pure state and must be mixed with numerous additives to suit the intended purpose and achieve the desired end properties.

With our Luwax® products, coated and printed surfaces become more resistant to scratches, repel water more effectively or have better anti-slip and anti-block properties. With the help of waxes, a coated surface can be modified to be exactly as the customer wants it – from smooth to slip-resistant or to achieve matting effects.

A pack of prerequisites and challenges

Disposable and durable packaging carry a variety of requirements, ranging from ease of processing, economical efficiency to food contact compliance and stunning aesthetics.

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Benefit Processing & thermal stabilizers Light stabilizers Clarifiers
Bottles PO

Irganox® B 215, B 225, B 561, 1010

Irgafos® 168

Tinuvin® 326 Irgaclear® XT 386
Bottles PET

Irganox® B 561

Irgafos® 126, 168

Tinuvin® 234  

Benefit Processing & thermal stabilizers Light stabilizers Nucleators & antistatic agent
Caps

Irganox® B 215, B 561, 1010

Irgafos® 168

Tinuvin® 326

Chimassorb® 2020

Irgastab® NA 287

Irgaclear® XT 386

Benefit Processing & thermal stabilizers Light stabilizers Nucleators & antistatic agent
PP and PE

Irganox® B 215, B 900, 1010, 1076, E 201

Irgafos® 168

Irgastab® 301

Irgastab® XT 500

Chimassorb® 2020

Tinuvin® 326

Irgaclear® XT 386 

Irgastab® NA 287

 

Irgastat® P

Benefit Processing & thermal stabilizers Light stabilizers Nucleators & antistatic agent
PP and HDPE

Irganox® B 215, B 225, B 561, 1010

Irgafos® 168

Chimassorb® 2020 

Tinuvin® 326 

Uvinul® 4050 (PP-food) 

Tinuvin® 783

Irgastab® NA 287

 

Irgastat® P

Benefit Processing & thermal stabilizers Light stabilizers Antistatic agent
FIBC - PP

Irganox® B 215

Irganox® B 225

Tinuvin® 791

Tinuvin® 783

Tinuvin® XT 55

Chimassorb® 2020

Uvinul® 4050

Irgastat® P

IBC - HDPE

Irganox® B 561

Irganox® B 215

Tinuvin® 783

Chimassorb® 2020

Tinuvin® 326

Irgastat® P
FFS - (L)LDPE

Irganox® B 215

Irganox® B 900

Tinuvin® 783

Chimassorb® 2020

Tinuvin® 326 

Irgastat® P