A-C® 6A

Low density polyethylene (LDPE) homopolymer in a powdered 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. Used in cable flooding compounds, along with polybutene. Is used as a dispersing agent in color masterbatch applications.


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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 FamilyPE homopolymer

Product Settings

  • Product SettingsDynamic

Regulatory Approvals

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

Related TDS/SDS

Typical Uses

  • PlasticsAtomized| Decreases Die Pressure| Filler-Pigment Dispersion| Fusion Time Delay| Improves External Lubrication| Improves Gloss| Improves Metal Release| Lowers Melt Temperature
  • InksAnti-Blocking| Rub| Slip| Atomized
  • RubberFiller-Pigment Dispersion

Typical Properties

  • Hardness, dmm (ASTM D-5)4.0
  • Viscosity @ 140° C375
  • Drop Point, Mettler106°C (223°F)
  • Hide Drop Point, Mettler on details page?No
  • Viscosity375 @ 140°C
  • Density0.92
  • Acid NumberNil