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Coatings Ingredients
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ACumist® A-18

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Honeywell
ACumist® A-18 is a micronized oxidized polyethylene homopolymer by Honeywell. Use in paper coatings to improve anti-blocking, slip and release. Provides outstanding abrasion resistance and toughness. ACumist® A-18 offers excellent matting without burnishing and reduced coefficient of friction. Due to its high density it provides excellent anti-settling and anti-floating properties. It is highly compatible with aqueous-based systems and do not contribute to foaming. It is insoluble in solvents and UV-based monomers and oligomers at room temperature. Used in water-based coatings, flexographic and gravure inks and overprint varnishes. It has also found use as an external lubricant.
Product Type
  • Abrasion Resistance Agents > Waxes
  • Anti-blocking Agents > Waxes
  • Lubricants > Polyethylene Waxes
  • Surface Conditioners / Surface Modifiers > Matting Agents
Chemical Composition
Micronized oxidized polyethylene homopolymer
Physical Form
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