Abrasion is a phenomenon caused by the mechanical action of rubbing, scraping
or erosion. Since it is intimately related to scratching and slip, it is not surprising
that many slip aids also function as mar and abrasion resistance additives.
Figure 1: Abrasion Resistance
Abrasion resistance is produced by a combination of basic characteristics such as
elasticity, hardness, strength, toughness, and in some cases, thickness.
It has also been established that a trend similar to that of slip additives exists
between the wax hardness and the capability of the wax to resist rubbing damage
i.e. hard wax resists abrasion better than soft wax..
Thanks to its mar, scratch and rub resistance properties, wax emulsions are used
in a wide range of applications such as:Architectural,
Paper, Film, & Foil,
Floor Polish, Inks, OPV's & Primers