Polyethylene wax

Polyethylene wax is a low molecular weight polyethylene polymer that is used for improving and enhancing the process parameters and properties of the finished products in diverse applications in the plastic industry. It has low molecular weight and features wax-like characteristics.

description of polyethylene wax

  • The polyethylene wax is fully saturated homopolymers of ethylene, which has high degree of crystalline and linearity.
  • PE wax, it is widely used for enhancing the quality of different materials such as in rubber processing, plastic additives, petroleum wax blends, and various other blends.
  • PE wax has a high crystalline value and thus it has attributes like low solubility in solvents, hardness at elevated temperatures and oil thickening capability.
  • The controlled molecular weight and narrow poly disparity of PE wax provide diverse benefits such as low melt viscosity, narrow melt range and formulating flexibility.


  • Polyethylene wax can be used as a disperant, slip agent, resin additive, and mold release agent. As an oxidised product, OPEW is authorized in the EU as E number reference E914 only for the surface treatment of some fruits.
  • PE wax is used as a mold release agent in plastic industry as it has the features of releasability, which increase the productivity level while preventing pollution and enabling the molding of complex shapes.