A-C® 9

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. Best choice in cable filling compounds to prevent oil bleed at high temperatures.


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    Honeywell A-C® and ACumist® Performance Additives for Coil CoatingsA variety of A-C® and ACum...184 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 FormPrill
  • 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

  • AdhesivesFischer-Tropsch Wax Extender| Improve Adhesion to Substrate| Increase Heat Resistance| Lower Application Temperature| Prevent Oil Migration| Reduce Processing Time
  • InksAnti-Blocking| Gloss Control| Rub| Slip
  • CoatingsAnti-Blocking| Mar Abrasion-Scratch Resistance| Matting| Release Feel and Touch| Slip

Typical Properties

  • Hardness, dmm (ASTM D-5)0.5
  • Viscosity @ 140° C450
  • Drop Point, Mettler115°C (239°F)
  • Hide Drop Point, Mettler on details page?No
  • Viscosity450 @ 140°C
  • Density0.93
  • Acid NumberNil