AquaFLON 178G

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

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AquaFLON® 178G

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 is a stable aqueous dispersion of a blend of a synthetic wax and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).


AquaFLON® 178G is used in water-based inks and industrial coatings. AquaFLON® 178G is recommended for both clear and pigmented compositions, at 1-5% of active solids to the total formula weight.

Features and Benefits:

Rub and Abrasion Resistance Slip (Low COF)
  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 meets the requirements of 21 CFR 175.105, 175.300, 176.170, and 176.180.

Safety, Shipping and Handling:

Precautions: Keep from freezing.

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The information contained in this technical data sheet is, to the best of our knowledge, true and accurate. No warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the accuracy of the information contained herein, or that results obtained from the use thereof will not infringe upon third party intellectual property rights. Current Issue Date: 20-Aug-2015

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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