Water repellency or water resistance is another important property obtained
or improved with waxes. As the name implies, this characteristic is the protection
of a surface against water penetration. Depending on formulation, the protection
may be temporary or very durable and long-lasting.
Figure 1: Water Repellency
Also, water resistance generally implies the resistance to liquid water, whereas
moisture resistance refers to the protection against water in a gaseous or vapor
Thanks to this property, wax emulsion is a key ingredient in a wide range of formulation
Architectural coatings and Floor Polish.