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Hydrocer 257

Aqueous Wax Dispersion

The Hydrocer products are wax emulsions, dispersions, or a combination of these.

Product Description

Hydrocer 257 is a stable, non-ionic aqueous synthetic wax dispersion.


Hydrocer 257 is recommended for water-based ink and coating systems at a recommended level of 3.0-6.0% of total formula weight. Note: Keep from freezing.  Mix well prior to use.

Features & Benefits

bullet2.gifAbrasion Resistance
bullet2.gifSlip (Low COF)

Typical Properties

Property Name Value
Hegman Grind6.5 min 
NPIRI Grind4.0 max 
pH8.5 - 9.5
Viscosity1000 - 5000  CPS
Weight/Gallon8.0 - 8.4  lbs/gal

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

Precaution: Keep From Freezing. Mix Well Prior To Use.
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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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