Due to the water-repellent effect of waxes, it does not seem possible to mix wax and water. With the help of complex manufacturing processes and the correct use of emulsifiers, however, popular mixtures, also called wax emulsions, can be produced. The Wax business unit has focused more strongly on trading and marketing wax emulsions in recent months. In cooperation with strong partners, a first-class product range for a large number of application areas has been created. In particular, the focus is on sophisticated emulsions for special applications. 

Applications and properties

The applications of wax emulsions Malaysia are diverse. There are simple applications, such as as an aid to hardening concrete or as a release agent for formwork, anti-graffiti paints or in polishes and care products. More specific products are often used in printing inks for high scratch resistance and in wood coatings with particularly high water and swell resistance. The primary PE emulsions are used, for example, in aluminum die casting. They are particularly resistant to UV radiation and high temperatures.

How an emulsion is formulated depends on the areas in which it is to be used. High gloss values ​​of a coating can be obtained, for example, with the help of small particle sizes, while larger particles tend to have a matting effect. Very hard waxes improve the abrasion resistance. This property is often asked for in the application of printing inks and varnishes. Anti-slip effects are obtained with softer waxes. In order to achieve strong, water-repellent effects, non-polar waxes should be used as a base. The large number of properties of the different waxes make the product group so incredibly versatile.

Waxes and wax emulsions can be used in many ways. Waxes are often used in cleaning agents to change the surface properties. Waxes are suitable additives for formulations to increase the gloss or matting effect, to improve the hydrophobic properties or to change the properties of surfaces (slip resistance, mechanical strength, etc.). From cleaning agents in the detergent and cleaning agent industry to special applications in the paper, glass, metal, paints & coatings, wood and plastics industries. For more articles like this one, click here.