2024-03-05T14:03:43+00:00 5 March 2024|Categories: PE WAX|Tags: |0 Comments

PE wax, or polyethylene wax, is commonly used as a lubricant and dispersing agent in PVC (polyvinyl chloride) stabilizer formulations. PVC stabilizers are additives used to enhance the thermal and UV stability of PVC products, preventing degradation and prolonging their lifespan. Here’s how PE wax is typically utilized in PVC stabilizer formulations:

Lubrication: PE wax acts as an internal lubricant, reducing friction between PVC particles during processing. This helps to improve the flow properties of the PVC melt, making it easier to process and allowing for smoother extrusion or molding.
Dispersion: PE wax aids in the dispersion of other additives within the PVC matrix, such as stabilizers, fillers, and pigments. Proper dispersion is crucial for achieving uniform properties and performance in the final PVC product.
Internal and external lubrication balance: PE wax can help strike a balance between internal lubrication (within the PVC matrix) and external lubrication (at the PVC/metal surface interface). This balance is important for optimizing processing conditions and improving the surface quality of the finished PVC product.
Thermal stability: PE wax can contribute to the thermal stability of PVC formulations by reducing melt viscosity and improving heat transfer during processing. This can help prevent thermal degradation of the PVC resin and additives.
Compatibility: PE wax is typically compatible with other additives commonly used in PVC stabilizer formulations, such as metallic soaps, organic stabilizers, and processing aids. This compatibility ensures homogeneous dispersion and consistent performance of the stabilizer system.
PE wax plays a multifaceted role in PVC stabilizer formulations, contributing to processing efficiency, product quality, and long-term stability of PVC materials.

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