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Neptune 5223

Hydrophilic Synthetic Wax Powder (Previously Neptune 5223-N4)

Powders can be made wettable with wetting agents. The Neptune products are composed of hydrophilized synthetic waxes, thus making them excellent for polar systems.

Product Description

Neptune 5223 is a synthetic wax that has been oxidized to provide water wettability and has a uniform melting range peaking at 97°C.


Neptune 5223 is used in water-based inks and coatings. Neptune 5223 is recommended for liquid and UV inks and coatings.

Features & Benefits

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Typical Properties

Property Name Value
99% Particle Size25 μm
Hegman Grind6.5 min 
NPIRI Grind5.0 max 
Particle Size Mean Value8 μm
Specific Gravity0.94 g/cm3

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.

Safety, Shipping & Handling

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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
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