AquaFLON 178G-RC

AquaFLON® 178G is a stable aqueous dispersion of a blend of a synthetic wax and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).

Technical Documents

AquaFLON® 178G-RC

PTFE/Wax Aqueous Dispersion

The AquaFLON® product line is comprised of aqueous dispersions of PTFE or PTFE with wax. These products are designed for stability, pourability and easy incorporation into water based systems. They are used as additives to provide slip and abrasion resistance.

Product Description:

AquaFLON® 178G-RC is an aqueous dispersion of a blend of a synthetic wax and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and is produced to be in compliance with REACH regulatory requirements.


AquaFLON® 178G-RC is recommended for water-based inks and coatings. AquaFLON® 178G-RC is recommended for both clear and pigmented compositions at 1-5% of of the total formula weight.

Features and Benefits:

Rub and Abrasion Resistance
  Slip (Low COF)

Typical Properties:

Appearance: White Viscous Liquid
NPIRI Grind: 5.0 max
 Hegman Grind: 6.5 min
 Weight/Gallon: 9.4 – 9.8 lbs/gal
 Viscosity: 3,000 – 6,000 CPS
 % Non Volatile: 50 – 54
 pH: 8 – 10


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 complies with Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1000 amending Annex XVII of REACH pertaining to PFOA (Shamrock QSOP-202E.)

Safety, Shipping and Handling:

Precautions: Keep from freezing.

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End Use Applications

Building Products, Commercial, Dispersion, Flexographic, Furniture, Gravure, Industrial, Inks, Liquid Inks, Packaging, Veneer, Wood Coatings

Features and Benefits

Ease Of Incorporation, Gloss Reduction, Rub Resistance, Scuff/Mar Resistance, Slip (Cof), Water Repellency


PE, Polyethylene, PTFE, Wax

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