Use PTFE to create a structured surface that has good matting characteristics

Powder coatings are used extensively to coat metal in a wide range of end-user applications, from washing machines to bicycle frames. In order to do this, powder coating formulators traditionally use PTFE to help create a structured surface that has good matting characteristics and avoids fingerprints.

A key benefit of Licocene PE MA 4351 is that, by adjusting the wax concentration, powder coating powder producers can create different gloss and structuring properties. As a result, coatings that meet market preferences for structured, glossy surfaces or rough, textured surfaces with a no-fingerprint effect can be achieved.

Moreover, by improving the flow properties of a powder coating during curing, the wax additive eliminates the potential for bead formation along edges and lips of the metal component being coated. This allows the coating to flow smoothly over the edge for a consistent finish, helping to remove potential corrosion attack points and achieving a consistent finish. It should be noted that the Licocene PE MA structuring effect only works in combination with TiO2.