Polyethylene Wax

//Polyethylene Wax
Polyethylene Wax 2022-08-30T14:28:16+00:00

Project Description

Polyethylene Wax (PE WAX) would be solid and Odorless with white color and it is a Polymer wax that would be in different modes and appearances such as Flake, Granules, Prills, LMP, and Lump.

Heavy Polyethylene wax has a linear structure and is produced with low and medium pressure. PE-WAX is one of the most common external lubricants.

Name Polyethylene Wax (PE-WAX)
Manufacturer PETRO-ACC
Product Code PE110
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Material Safety Data Sheet of PE WAX
Product Name PE-WAX
Product Codes PE110
CAS# 9002-88-4
RTECS Not applicable
Synonym High Density Polyethylene Wax, Polyethylene Wax, PE WAX , Polymer Wax
Chemical Name Polyethylene Wax
Chemical Formula (C2H4)n
Potential Acute Health Effects Not expected to occur
Potential Chronic Health Effects Not expected to occur
Eye Contact If hot product splashes into eyes, flush immediately with clear cold water. Contact physician immediately.

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Polyethylene Wax Technical Details

Ultra low molecular weight polyethylene (average number of molecular weight Min less than 10,000) has the properties and functions like Wax. PE WAX would be produced through polymerization in high pressure with catalysts that contains Oxygen or polymerization in low pressure by using Ziegler, Natta catalyst or breaking chains way.

Most of manufacturers of  PE WAX in Iran refined the end materials of different grades of High Density Polyethylene such as BL3, EX3, EX5, 0035 by removing Hexane, Alcohol and volatiles (moisture and oil) to make a high quality and crispy PE WAX.

All of PE WAX grades have the same structures but the final products would have the different features because of different process of productions.

PE WAX are widely used in purpose to reducing viscosity in different industries.

Functional PE WAXE have both physical and Chemical properties of PE WAX and oxygenated materials.

PE WAX have uses in different industries as dispersant of pigments, additives for inks, plastics productions, cosmetics productions, colors toner and Adhesives industries.

Polyethylene WAX is a by-product material from BL3, EX5, f7000, 0035, X3 of petrochemical that is made from first-class polyethylene lump.

PE WAX has less strength and flexibility in compare of other polyethylene, but its resistances in front of chemicals and external pressures would be very high.

PE WAX would be widely most useful type of the polyethylene in the world.

PE WAXES according to their applications will have two types:

PE WAX using as a processing aids (PA) and lubricants (Used to achieve the quality and improvement of production process of PVC & Polymer)   

PE WAX as a basic material or additive will participate to improve and modify properties of the final product.

The PE WAX quality would be under the effects of viscosity, melting point, density and the ability of migrating to the surface and its color.

PE WAX flake color of PETRO-ACC would be completely white (not yellowish) and without black dots on it with below 3% of volatile materials.

PE WAX (HDPE) has a good function as a lubricant, via Ball Bearing Mechanism you can check and examine its lubricant property. In this mechanism PE- WAX particles migrating to the surface and as an interface will cover on the surface and will prevent the material surface contacting with the surface of the machines and molds.

Polyethylene Wax Applications 

PE WAX according to the MFI (Melt Flow Index) range have different uses, most and important applications would be as below:

  • In Production of plastic and injection molding industries
  • In Production of water and waste water pipes and gas pressure pipes
  • In production of PVC pipes
  • In production of Cables wires
  • Refined PE waxes are non-toxic and are used in food too, cosmetics and healthy products
  • In rubber industries as lubricant
  • In Production of all kind of candles , PE wax will increased the thermal resistance and hardness of candles
  • In order to prevent oxidizing the metal surface during the coating process
  • In production of Master batch (Masterbatch) for better distribution of pigments and controling the pressure in the process of production master batch.
  • In Asphalt as a additive
  • In ink and color toner industry
  • In Hot melt adhesive, PE- wax by increasing the temperature of congelation without increasing viscosity will cause enhance (improvement) the function of hot melt adhesive at high temperature.
  • In emulsions

Polyethylene Wax Formulation

Ultra low molecular weight of polyethylene consist of ethylene monomer chains, ethylene polymer would be product of petrochemical companies. Polyethylene Formulation would be (C2H4)n

Polyethylene Wax Packing


PE- WAX of PETRO-ACC packing would be in different types:

20 kg polypropylene bags with pallet and shrink & in Bulk mode in Big bags.

PE-WAX capacities for different way of shipments would be as below:

20ft & 40ft containers for sea shipment:  

20ft FCL: 13 MT/20 kg bags with pallets 

40ft FCL: 25 MT/20 kg bags with pallets 

Capacity of a Full truck: 25 MT


PE-WAX must storage in a dry and cool place with temperature between 0 °C till 40 °C.

PE-WAX should be protect from heat and direct sunlight (Direct sunshine will cause the color of PE-WAX change and become yellowish)



Technical Specifications of PE WAX
Color White
Appearance Flake
Flash point 137 ℃
Melting point 100 (±2) ℃
Density 0.89 gr/cm3
Viscosity 0-10 CP
Volatile Content Max 3.0


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