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PE – and EVA-waxes

Produced using copolymerization of ethylene with the polar co-monomer vinyl acetate, EVA-copolymer waxes offer good compatibility, flexibility and surface adhesion. 

VISCOWAX® – The First Choice for High Quality Waxes

Used in many applications to improve processing and end product properties, the range includes:

  • PE-waxes: A broad range of non-polar polyethylene waxes with different hardnesses, viscosities and melting points for diverse requirements.
  • Oxidized PE-waxes: for use in polar plastics, such as PVC and for use in water-based wax emulsions.
  • EVA-waxes: EVA-copolymer waxes offer good compatibility, flexibility and surface adhesion.
  • Oxidized EVA-waxes: For use in polar plastics and water-based wax emulsions, maintain EVA-wax properties such as flexibility and adhesion

VISCOWAX® products provide the following properties:

  • Melting temperatures
  • Structure, crystallinity, melting heat
  • Crystallization temperature and heat
  • Melt viscosity
  • Polarity, reactivity
  • Chemical inertness
  • Hardness
  • Gloss
  • Dispersibility
  • Emulsification
  • Adhesion
  • Hydrophobic properties
  • Thermostability
  • Film forming

These properties enable our products to provide important functions, including:

  • Lubricating – offering both internal and external lubrication due to decreased friction
  • Wetting and dispersing – low viscosity enables VISCOWAX to wet pigments or additives easily, resulting in higher dispersion quality
  • Surface modifying – for improved hydrophobing, sealing, smoothness, gloss, matting, slip, anti-blocking, scratch resistance, abrasion resistance and mar resistance in coatings and printing inks
  • Retention / rheology – to produce pastes for polishes or adjust rheological properties in coating formulations
  • Release / parting – inert, non-sticky films formed and used as mould release agents
  • Viscosity adjustment – reduction of viscosity to assist final product processing.

Specific functions of EVA-waxes:

  • Adhesiveness – useful in improving stickiness
  • Compatibilizer – for use in formulations with ingredients of different polarity
  • Wetting & dispersing – especially for hard-to-disperse polar pigments & additives
  • Flexibility – for increased mechanical stability or processability in some compounds
  • Anti-slip agent – for use in floor polishes (emulsion of VISCOWAX® 453).



VISCOWAX® products are produced using polymerization, based on the relevant monomers, opposed to waxes, which are produced by a degradation process.

VISCOWAX® waxes are of consistently high quality and deliver exacting specifications and high thermal stability.

For further information, direct contact to us as well as technical data sheets please visit our dedicated wax homepage under