GWAX 50E is a bio-based surface modifier made from polyethylenes, designed for use in personal care, industrial, and cosmetic manufacturing. Its granular form ensures easy handling. As a surface modifier, GWAX 50E enhances the performance of hot-melt adhesives and resin manufacturing processes. It finds applications in various beauty and care products, including skin care formulations. With its bio-based nature, GWAX 50E provides reliable and effective results, making it a sustainable solution for your additive needs.

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Chemical Name: Polyethylene

Polymer Name: Polyethylene (unspecified)

Functions: Resin, Surface Modifier

Chemical Family: Polyethylene Waxes, Polyethylenes, Polyolefins, Waxes

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Enhanced TDS

Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses


Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Dropping Point108°CDIN ISO 2176
Solidification Point94°CDIN ISO 2207
Melting Point105°CDIN 51007
Needle Penetration (at 25°C)410‐1mmDIN 51579, ASTM D1321
Dynamic Viscosity (at 140°C)138mPasDIN EN ISO 2555
Density (at 23°C)0.88g/cm³DIN EN ISO 1183‐1
Acid Valuemax. 1mg KOH/gDIN EN ISO 2114
Saponification Valuemax. 2mg KOH/gDIN EN ISO 3681
Yellowness Index4-DIN EN ISO 11664
Flash Point (Clevel)min. 250°CDIN EN ISO 2592
Flash Point (Pensky M.)min. 220°CDIN EN ISO 2719

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information
  • The wax is produced in 3 mm granules and shipped in BigBags (2 x 600 kg) strapped on a CP9 pallet.
  • Alternative packaging: 25 kg bags on a EUR pallet.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
3 years