A-C® 617

Low density polyethylene (LDPE) homopolymer in a prill form, for use in solvent borne coatings, heatset and liquid solvent borne inks, to improve surface properties such as rub, mar & abrasion resistance, by lowering the COF. It is also used as a gellant for hydrocarbon oils, a paraffin crystal nucleator in wax blends such as candles, and a viscosity diluent in HMAs. Can also be partially substituted for FT (Fisher Tropsch) Wax in adhesive applications without detracting from formulation properties. Is used as a dispersing agent in color masterbatch applications. In PVC applications it finds use as an external lubricant.


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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 FormPrill
  • Product FamilyPE homopolymer

Regulatory Approvals

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

Related TDS/SDS

Typical Uses

  • AdhesivesFischer-Tropsch Wax Extender| Improve Adhesion to Substrate| Increase Heat Resistance| Lower Application Temperature| Prevent Oil Migration| Reduce Processing Time
  • PlasticsDecreases Die Pressure| Filler-Pigment Dispersion| Fusion Time Delay| Improves External Lubrication| Improves Gloss| Improves Metal Release| Lowers Melt Temperature
  • RubberFiller-Pigment Dispersion

Typical Properties

  • Hardness, dmm (ASTM D-5)7.0
  • Viscosity @ 140° C180
  • Drop Point, Mettler101°C (214°F)
  • Hide Drop Point, Mettler on details page?No
  • Viscosity180 @ 140°C
  • Density0.91
  • Acid NumberNil