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CeraSPERSE 171

Wax Compound

Shamrock’s CeraSPERSE products are manufactured using a controlled crystallization process that allows the production of 1 micron wax dispersions. These wax compounds have a translucent appearance with a shiny gloss and a creamy feel. In addition to our standard products, Shamrock can develop and produce a wide range of compounds on a make-to-order basis.

Product Description

CeraSPERSE 171 is a synthetic wax compounded in refined linseed oil.


CeraSPERSE 171 is used in sheetfed inks at a recommended level of 5.0-8.0%. This compound can also be used in UV topcoats. This product is a soft paste that can be easily handled or pumped and readily dispersed into ink compositions with minimum mixing.

Features & Benefits

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bullet2.gifSlip (Low COF)
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Typical Properties

Property Name Value
NPIRI Grind2.0 max 

Regulatory Status

The components of this product are listed on multiple chemical inventories. For specific information on the applicable chemical inventories, please refer to the product SDS. This product meets the requirements of 21 CFR  175.105, 175.300, 176.170, and 176.180.

Safety, Shipping & Handling

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About Us

Shamrock pioneered the development of PTFE and wax additives in the 1970s, first for inks and coatings, and later for a wide range of applications including lubricants, personal care products, polymer additives, and many more.

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Top-notch customer service is our bottom line, and a key driver behind Shamrock's significant commitment to research and development.

Contact Info

Address: Foot of Pacific Street, Newark, NJ 07114
Phone: 973-242-2999
Fax: 973-242-8074

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