A-C® 3A

Low density polyethylene (LDPE) homopolymer powder for use in solvent borne coatings and heat set, sheet fed and liquid inks to improve surface properties. It accomplishes this by lowering the coefficient of friction (improving slip) of the surface and therefore improving mar and abrasion resistance. It is also used extensively as a nucleating agent for expanded polystyrene (EPS).

Product Form and Size

  • Product FormPowder
  • Product FamilyPE homopolymer

Regulatory Approvals

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

Related TDS/SDS

Typical Uses

  • PlasticsNucleation|Atomized

Typical Properties

  • Hardness, dmm (ASTM D-5)2
  • Viscosity @ 140° C450
  • Drop Point, Mettler112°C (234°F)
  • Hide Drop Point, Mettler on details page?No
  • Viscosity450 @ 140°C
  • Density0.92
  • Acid NumberNil