S-256-N1 is a carnauba and synthetic wax alloy showing melting peaks ranging from 95 – 113°C.

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Micronized Wax Alloy

Shamrock’s product line of micronized waxes provide rub and abrasion resistance. Included in this line are products that provide gloss, matting, clarity, and controlled slip in a range of particle sizes.

Product Description:

S-256-N1 is a carnauba and synthetic wax alloy showing melting peaks ranging from 95 – 113°C.


S-256-N1 is recommended for water-based inks. S-232-N1 is also recommened for all clear OPV, water- based, solvent-based, and UV coatings at 1-3% of the total formula weight.

Features and Benefits:

Rub and Abrasion Resistance
 Slip (Low COF)
Gloss Retention
Superior Optical Properties (e.g. Clarity, Transparency)

Typical Properties:

Specific Gravity: 1.00 g/cm3
Particle Size Mean Value: 5 µm
99% of Particle Under: 18 µm
NPIRI Grind: 2.5 max
Hegman Grind: 6.5 min

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:

For complete safety, shipping and handling information please contact your regional Customer Service Representative, or our Customer Service Team at customerserviceteam@shamrocktechnologies.com.

For more information about Shamrock’s other products or capabilities please visit us at our website, ShamrockTechnologies.com.


End Use Applications

Air Dry, Appliance, Aqueous, Baking, Can, Coatings, Commercial, Flexographic, Gravure, Inks, Liquid Inks, Opv, Overprint Varnish, Packaging, Powder, RadCure, Solvent, UV, Wood

Features and Benefits

Abrasion Resistance, Gloss Retention, Mar/Scuff Resistance, Rub Resistance, Slip (Cof)


Carnauba, Synthetic Wax, Wax

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