S-381-N1 is a micronized synthetic and natural wax alloy that has a uniform melting range peaking at 91°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-381-N1 is a micronized synthetic and natural wax alloy that has a uniform melting range peaking at 91°C.


S-381-N1 is used in both the ink and coating industry. S-381-N1 is recommended for liquid inks. S-381- N1 is also recommended for powder, water-based and UV coating systems at 1-5% of total formula weight. Note: Do Not Dissolve. Do not heat above 140 °F.

Features and Benefits:

Excellent Slip
Good Abrasion Resistance
Provides Excellent Matting
Excellent Clarity

Typical Properties:

Specific Gravity: 0.93 g/cm3
Particle Size Mean Value: 6 µm
99% of Particle Under: 14 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 172.275, 172.615, 175.105, 175.125, 175.250, 175.300, 175.320, 176.170, 176.180, 177.1200, and 177.1390.

Safety, Shipping and Handling:

Precautions: Do Not Dissolve. Do Not Heat Above 140°F/60°C

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, Aqueous, Automotive, Building Products, Can, Coatings, Coil, Commercial, Flexographic, Furniture, Gravure, Industrial, Inks, Liquid Inks, Offset, Overprint Varnish, Packaging, Powder, RadCure, Sheetfed, Solvent, UV, Veneer, Wood Coatings

Features and Benefits

Gloss Reduction, Mar/Scuff Resistance, Matting, Recoatability, Slip (Cof), UV Recoatability, Water Repellency


Synthetic Wax, Wax

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