PE waxes

Polyethylene waxes are achieved by the Ziegler polymerization of ethylene. In this process polyethylene waxes with different densities and molecular weights depending on the preparation conditions are synthesized.

Role of PE-waxes in hotmelt adhesives (HMAs)

  • HD (high density) Polyethylene Waxes

  • increase of the softening point --> better heat stability (SAFT) especially in EVA-HMAs