What is the difference between polyethylene wax and oxidized wax?

- Jan 30, 2019-

What is the difference between ethylene wax and oxidized wax? Polyethylene wax and oxidized wax are indispensable chemical materials, can be widely used in all walks of life.

But they also have a lot of differences, in view of the differences between the two industrial materials, for you to give a brief introduction.


Introduction of the physical and chemical properties of polyethylene wax:

Polyethylene wax (PE wax), also known as polymer wax referred to as polyethylene wax. It has been widely used because of its excellent cold resistance, heat resistance, chemical resistance and wear resistance. In normal production, this part of wax as an additive can be directly added to polyolefin processing, it can increase the product's optical translation and processing performance.


As a lubricant, it has stable chemical properties and good electrical properties. The molecular chain of oxidized wax has a certain amount of carbonyl and hydroxyl groups, oxidized polyethylene wax is an excellent new polar wax, so the solubility with fillers, pigments, polar resins has been significantly improved, lubrication, dispersion is better than polyethylene wax, but also has a combination of coupling.


Polyethylene wax has good solubility with polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl acid ethylene, ethyl propylene rubber and butyl rubber. It can improve the fluidity of polyethylene, polypropylene, ABS and the demoulding of polymethyl methacrylate and polycarbonate.

Polyethylene Wax has a stronger internal lubrication effect than PVC and other external lubricants.


Analysis of the role of oxidized wax:

Oxidation wax and polyolefin resin have good compatibility, good moisture resistance at room temperature, strong ability to resist chemicals, excellent electrical properties, can improve the appearance of finished products, with low viscosity, high softening point, good hardness and other special properties, non-toxic, good thermal stability, low high temperature volatility, the dispersion of fillers, pigments is excellent,


Both excellent external lubrication, but also a strong internal lubrication effect, and has a coupling effect, can improve the production efficiency of plastic processing, reduce production costs. Polyethylene wax and oxidized wax are ideal products to replace Mundan wax, Sichuan wax, liquid paraffin, microcrystalline paraffin, natural paraffin, etc.