NonSKID 5389 is a micronized, modified polypropylene wax.

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NonSKID 5389

Wax Powder

Shamrock’s NonSKID micropowders provide resistance to sliding forces.

Product Description:

NonSKID 5389 is a micronized, modified polypropylene wax.


NonSKID 5389 is used in air dry, baked, and radiation coatings for aqueous, solvent, UV, and powder systems at 3-5% of total formula weight. NonSKID 5389 is designed to impart non-skid properties in overprint varnishes. NonSKID 5389 is non-abrasive and will deform under extreme pressure to give some measure of rub resistance.

Features and Benefits:

Block Resistance
Rub Resistance

Typical Properties:

Specific Gravity: 0.90 g/cm3
Particle Size Mean Value: 10 µm
99% of Particle Under: 30 µm
NPIRI Grind: 6.0 max
Hegman Grind: 6.5 min
Melting Point: 293/145 °F/°C


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, 175.125, 175.300, 175.320, 177.1520, 177.2600 and 178.3570.

Safety, Shipping and Handling:

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End Use Applications

Air Dry, Aqueous, Automotive, Baking, Coatings, Coil, Flexographic, Gravure, Industrial, Inks, Liquid Inks, Opv, Overprint Varnish, Packaging, Powder, RadCure, Solvent, Toner, UV, Wood

Features and Benefits

Anti-Slip, Matting



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