PE wax

July 28, 2020

In this article we will explain the characteristics and features of polyethylene wax (PE wax). It derives from ethylene through a process called polymerization. Polyethylene wax has many physical and chemical properties making it suitable for a wide range of industrial applications.

These functions improve the quality of your end product. For instance, common applications are disperants, slip agents, resin additives, and mold release agents. An interesting feature of Polyethylene waxes is the ability to be heated and cooled without extensive degradation. PE wax is heat-stable, lowly soluble, chemically resistant and hard.

Characteristics & Features of Polyethylene Waxes (PE wax)

  • High softening point
  • High melting point
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • High chemical resistance
  • Highly compatible with wax varieties
  • Perfect lubrication
  • Perfect head resistance

Polyethylene wax can be either low density polyethylene (LDPE) or high density polyethylene (HDPE). There are three major characteristics that differentiate PE wax. Firstly, the molecular weight. Secondly, the length of polymer branching.

And finally, the monomer or polymer composition. Changing any of these characteristics will alter the physical characteristics of the polyethylene wax, such as viscosity, hardness, melt point and for example reactivity.

PE wax portfolio

A wide range of industries make use of wax emulsions, because of the desirable physical and chemical properties. The market include plastic additives, candles, cosmetics, rubber, packaging. Even coatings contain waxes, like printing ink, pigment concentrates and paints.

We have a couple of different products in our raw materials portfolio, for example CDT PE Wax 202, CDT PE Wax 415. & CDT PE WAX 506. You can find these products on our website, but there is more! Please contact us with your specific inquiry and we will find the right product for your application.


What is polyethylene wax used for?

For example: plastic additives, candles, cosmetics, rubber, packaging and coatings.

Is polyethylene wax a plastic?

Polyethylene wax is a low molecular weight polyethylene polymer.

What is PE wax used for?

For instance, improving and enhancing the process parameters and properties of the finished products in diverse applications in the plastic industry.

Is polyethylene wax toxic?

Inhalation of dust may irritate upper respiratory tract. Acute skin and eye exposure may cause irritation

Is polyethylene a wax?

PE wax derives from ethylene through a process called polymerization. Because of it’s low molecular weight Polyethylene Wax has wax like physical characteristics that include properties such as low viscosity, high hardness (brittleness) and relatively high melt point.

What is the difference between paraffin wax and polyethylene wax?

Paraffin wax refers to wax derived from coal, petroleum or oil shale. Polyethylene waxes derives from ethylene.

What is E914 in food?

Polyethylene wax is a disperant, slip agent, resin additive, and mold release agent. As an oxidised product, OPEW is authorized in the EU as E number. Reference E914 only for the surface treatment of some fruits.

What is LDPE wax?

Low Density Polyethylene Wax is a by-product of LDPE Polymerization process.

For questions related to this article, please send us your inquiry. If you would like to receive regular updates and insight information about our products, like polyththylene wax (PE wax) Follow us on linkedIn.

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