Ethylene Bis Stearamide: PALMOWAX
Palmowax is a synthetic was with a common chemical name, N, N’-Ethylene-Bis-Stearmide. This product has excellent colour and colour stability and special property showing the low viscosity in molten form under high temperature.

Palmowax is a stable high melting compound. Its melting point is significantly higher than that of a comparable monomer.

Compatibility: Palmowax is compatible with most waxes and plasticizers. The polarity of its two central amide group and the non-polarity of the two fatty chains make this product an excellent surface-active agent which in incompatible with virtually all solvents and most polymer systems. When incorporated into polymers Palmowax will “bloom” to the surface, coating it with a monomolecular layer. Its incompatibility is the basis for several other properties and many of the products commercial applications.

Lubricity: This products fatty chain imparts excellent slip properties to surfaces upon which it collects. Because of this, Palmowax is a good blending agent. Corrosion Resistance: A coating of Palmowax will improve surface’s resistance to salt, heat, moisture and most solvents.

Antistatic Properties: Palmowax will lower static charge generation in plastic film by reducing friction at the surface. Electrical Properties: Palmowax can be used in many electrical applications without detracting from the electrical properties of the resins into which it is incorporated.

  Appearance: White Powder
Melting Point °C: 141 – 146
Acid Value (Mg-KOH/Gm): 8.0 (max.)
Amine Value (Mg-KOH/Gm): 2.0 (max.)
Moisture (%): 0.5 (max.)
Volatile Matter (%): 0.5 (max.)
Flash Point °C: >290
25 kgs Polylined HDPE / LDPE woven sacks or Paper bags.

Palmowax is not primary skin irritant, non-corrosive and non-flammable, is not regulated by the department of transportation (DOT). Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Incase of accidental eye contact, flush with large amounts of water and call a physician. If swallowed, call a physician. Refer the material safety data sheet for further safety and handling information.(CAS No. 110-30-5)
Application in Plastic Industry
Molded Plastic:
When incorporated into plastic molding powder, Palmowax facilitates the powders flow into all parts of the mold. It also improves pigment dispersion and mold release and, by reducing friction, it reduces static charges, thereby reducing dust pickup. Palmowax is also recommended as a mold release agent for Acetal and PBT. Palmowax is used as Antiblocking and Slip Agent for thermoset & thermoplastic resins.

Rigid PVC:
Palmowax improves the flow characteristics of the PVC melts acting as internal / external lubricant and anti blocking agent. The dosage may vary from 0.05 to 0.3 phr.

Plasticized PVC:
In plasticized PVC films, Palmowax acts as a very effective anti blocking agent. Recommended usage level vary between 0.1-1.0 phr. Depending on film thickness and percentage of plasticizers.

ABS resins and Polystyrene:
Palmowax increases the flow characteristics of Polystyrene and ABS. In pigmented products it acts as a dispersing agent as well. The suggested dosage varies between 0.5-2.0 % for ABS resins and 0.15-0.30 % for Polystyrene.

Palmowax can be used in Polyolefins as a pigment dispersant aid at suggested dosage: 0.25-0.5 phr. It is also suitable as anti blocking agent for the production of LDPE films.

In Polyamides 6 and 6.6, Palmowax is used as an internal mold release at suggested dosage: 0.1-0.3 phr.

Acetal Resins:
In Acetal Resins, Palmowax is used as surface lubricant and mold release agent. Suggested amount 0.25 phr.

In injection molding of thermoplastic PUR, Palmowax acts as an internal mold release agent at suggested amount 0.1 – 1.0%.
Application in Other Industry
Cellophane :
Palmowax can be used as a static reducing and anti block additive in cellophane coatings. At levels of 0.1-0.5% by weight this products will aid rather than interfere with heat-sealing operation.

Paper Coatings :
Palmowax at approximately 1% improves the slip and gloss of paraffin/polymer coating for paper and paperboard used in food packaging. Because of its high melting point, this product will not decompose during heat-sealing operations.

Hot – melting adhesives :
Palmowax functions as a co-solvent or coupling agent for the polyamide resin and paraffin wax components of hot melt adhesives. A typical formulation is 78% polyamide resin, 12% paraffin wax & 10% Palmowax .

Adhesive tape :
To prevent adhesive tape from sticking to itself when it is rolled up, Palmowax is used to impart antiblock properties which does not reduce the tape’s effectiveness in the final end use.

Asphalts and Potting compounds :
Palmowax also finds application as component of specialized asphalts used in coating electrical cables (as filters and insulations), blends for electrical potting compounds, mastic heat sealers for condensers and other related uses. Palmowax will reduce the cold flow of these asphalts , while providing suitable electrical properties, the asphalt’s softening point can be raised approx. 10ºF for each 1% Palmowax added.

Rubber :
Palmowax provides antiblock and lubricity properties when used in molding & extrusion of synthetic rubbers such as GRS, ABS, Hycar, Butyl and Neoprene. It also improves water immersion and chemical resistance of rubber stocks.

Dental Waxes :
Palmowax contributes to the accuracy of immersion and clean release of dental waxes.

Powdered metallurgy :
Palmowax can be used at 0.5% as a lubricant and molding aid in powdered metal molding. This product burn-offs as well or better than fatty acids and allow for denser compacting of the powdered metal.

Wire Drawing :
Palmowax can be replace conventional fatty acid soaps as powdered lubricants in wire drawing operations. Its higher melting point allows higher drawing speeds for hard wires.

Lacquers and Coatings :
Palmowax can be used as pigment grinding aid and dispersant in paints, stains, lacquers and coatings to improve weatherability, resistance to practically all solvents, acids and alkalies. Palmowax imparts chemical resistance to many types of coatings.

Defoaming Agent :
Palmowax can be used in pulp paper and textile industries as a defoaming agent when it acts as a foam breaker by reducing the surface tension resulting in collapse of the foam bubbles.

Printing Ink :
Palmowax finds application in printing ink manufacturing operation as lubricant and slip agent.
"Request a Technical Data Sheet".
For more details visit
Quick Contact
Phone No. : +91-265-2354901/2/3

Fax :            +91-265-2335316
Tarak Chemicals Limited © 2013
Power by :: Nifty Solutions