A-C® 617A

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. In PVC applications it finds use as an external lubricant.


  • Content* 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.

Typical Uses

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

Regulatory Approvals

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

Product Form and Size

  • Product FormPowder
  • Product FamilyPE homopolymer

Related TDS/SDS

Typical Properties

  • Hardness, dmm (ASTM D-5)7.0
  • Viscosity @ 140° C180
  • Drop Point, Mettler101°C(214°F)
  • Viscosity180 @ 140°C
  • Density0.91
  • Acid NumberNil