Aquaslip™ Wax Emulsions

Aquaslip™ wax emulsions are a versatile family of products often used to protect coated surfaces from damage due to abrasive forces and moisture exposure. These include abrasion, mar and rub resistance, blocking resistance with the ability to control slip and release.


Aquaslip wax emulsions provide these protective properties while limiting impact on the surface appearance. Wax emulsions particles are usually below 1 μm and therefore, these wax additives can be used in high-gloss finishes without reducing gloss.


Aquaslip wax emulsions include a broad range of polymers designed specifically to protect coating and ink surfaces for diverse applications, including can and coil coatings, wood OEM coatings, automotive coatings, UV paints and coatings, packaging coatings, digital printing inks, OPVs and floor coatings.


Aquaslip wax emulsions can be designed from broad range of materials including polyolefins such as polyethylene, oxidized polyethylene, fischer-tropsch, polypropylene, and paraffin. In addition, carnauba wax and other natural occurring wax materials are available in emulsified form.


Lubrizol excels at working with formulators to select the correct polymer with the appropriate stabilizing package to achieve the desired surface protection without impacting other properties, such as adhesion or appearance.

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