A-C® 316

Hard, high drop point, high density, oxidized polyethylene (HDOxPEs) homopolymer powder (granule) for use in water borne coatings and inks, overprint varnishes, polishes and textiles to improve surface properties including mar and abrasion resistance by lowering the coefficient of friction. In textiles, this can help improve sewability and fabric cutting, helping to extend cutting machine lifetime. Its acid number of 16 allows it to be emulsified into water. Can also provide heat resistance to hot melt adhesives (HMAs). In addition, may be used as a metal release agent for PVC processing and is a fusion control for PVC formulations. It will not affect clarity in transparent PVC applications. Very effective for use in processing PVC regrind.


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    Honeywell A-C® and ACumist® Performance Additives for Coil CoatingsA variety of A-C® and ACum...184 KBDownload
    Honeywell A-C® and ACumist® Performance Additives for Coil CoatingsHoneywell A-C® and ACumist...111 KBDownload


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    * The regulation includes a reference to this product. This does not imply blanket approval. End users should refer to the specific FDA regulation for details including extraction limitations and restrictions on the use of this product.

Product Form and Size

  • Product FormGranule
  • Product FamilyHigh-density oxidized PE homopolymer

Product Settings

  • Product SettingsDynamic

Regulatory Approvals

  • Plastic Pipe Institute/NSF*Yes
  • FDA Indirect Approvals*Yes
  • FDA Direct Food Additives Approvals*No

Related TDS/SDS

Typical Uses

  • AdhesivesImprove Adhesion to Substrate| Increase Heat Resistance| Prevent Oil Migration| Reduce Processing Time
  • InksAnti-Blocking| Rub| Slip
  • CoatingsAnti-Blocking| Mar Abrasion-Scratch Resistance| Matting| Release Feel and Touch| Slip

Typical Properties

  • Hardness, dmm (ASTM D-5)<0.5
  • Viscosity @ 150°C8500
  • Drop Point, Mettler140°C (284°F)
  • Hide Drop Point, Mettler on details page?No
  • Viscosity8500 @ 150°C
  • Density0.98
  • Acid Number16