A-C® 573A

Ethylene maleic anhydride copolymer in powder form. The functionalization of a non polar polyethylene with 0.5% maleic anhydride, yielding a saponification (SAP) Number of 5, provides the low molecular weight copolymer with non polar and polar characteristics. The grafting of maleic anhydride provides polarity without polymer degradation such as oxidation will. The maleic anhydride provides the ability to boost adhesion making it very suitable for adhesive applications. The low level of maleic anhydride, along with a patented Honeywell grafting process, aids thermal stability versus the competition and more highly maleated versions. Provides a boost in adhesion to paraffin based coatings for cardboard box coatings/saturants, providing increased moisture resistance and crush strength. Is a dispersing agent for color masterbatch in olefinic resin systems.


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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 FormPowder
  • Product FamilyMAPE copolymer

Regulatory Approvals

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

Related TDS/SDS

Typical Uses

  • PlasticsAtomized| Filler-Pigment Dispersion

Typical Properties

  • Hardness, dmm (ASTM D-5)4.5
  • Viscosity @ 140° C600
  • Drop Point, Mettler106°C (223°F)
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  • Viscosity600 @ 140°C
  • Density0.92