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Imaging and Coating

Imaging and Coating

Maximize coating, toner, and ink performance

Our polymer and wax additives ensure coatings, inks, and toners perform best. These additives cover a range of melt and functional chemistries for liquid- and solid-phase applications. 

Low molecular weights and lack of branching are key attributes of functional derivatives derived from POLYWAX™ polyethylene. CERAMER™ polymers, UNICID™ acids, and UNILIN™ alcohols offer efficient surface modification for enhanced scratch and mar, antiblock, reduced coefficient of friction, and improved adhesion.

  • Reduce coating surface defects

    DIAX™ 2770 polymer promotes optimum surface quality in solvent-based coatings by reducing defects associated with foaming. This polymer, which is a liquid at room temperature, is most effective when combined with acrylic or modified-acrylic flow additives.

    In powder coating applications, our micronized functional and non-functional polyethylene grades improve lubrication, flow, de-gassing, scratch-resistance, slip and surface texture. Ask for a sample of our POLYMEKON™ and POLYWAX polyethylenes.

    Ensure optimum color development

    PETROLITE™ D-1038 dispersant, based on our UNITHOX™ ethoxylate technology, excels when used to disperse high-color carbon blacks and other colored pigments into aqueous systems.The PETROLITE D-1038 dispersant is 100% VOC-free for the most demanding environmental regulations. Hit your release target

    The tight melt ranges of POLYWAX™ polyethylenes allow you to target the release properties of your toner, thermal transfer ink, and other imaging products. Low melt points enable you to formulate imaging systems that use less energy.

    Obtain better formulation compatibility

    Our functional polymers improve compatibility between polar and nonpolar materials.  Ask to see our data on the use of UNITHOX ethoxylates and CERAMER polymers as compatibilizers for improved release wax dispersion in toners.   

    Customize with functional chemistry

    Our functional chemistry allows you to create custom additives or resins. Our products—which are based on polyethylene, polypropylene, and hydrocarbons—offer different properties that can be included into your additive or resin.

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