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CeraSPERSE 174

Wax/PTFE 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 174 is synthetic wax and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) compounded in refined linseed oil.


CeraSPERSE 174 is used in sheetfed inks at a recommended level of 4.0-6.0%. This compound can also be used in UV topcoats. CeraSPERSE 174 is a high performance paste compound that provides  excellent rub and slip properties along with good gloss retention. This product has a soft rheology, and will easily and uniformly disperse in lithographic compositions at any stage of the ink processing.

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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Contact Info

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Phone: 973-242-2999
Fax: 973-242-8074

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