Apiezon Vacuum Sealing, Mounting, and Etching Waxes and Q Compound

Apiezon Vacuum Sealing, Mounting, and Etching Waxes

The Apiezon range of waxes features three products including the popular Apiezon Wax W, also known as 'Black Wax'. All three waxes in the Apiezon range can be used as permanent or semi-permanent vacuum sealants or mounting media. Apiezon Wax W is also a perfect etch resist.

Why use Apiezon Waxes?

  • Versatile products suitable for a multitude of uses
  • Etch resist (Wax W only)
  • First-rate vapor pressure characteristics
  • High purity combined with powerful gettering & clean meltdown properties
  • Excellent waterproof media
  • Easy to use and to remove
  • 10 year shelf life

Applications

  • Apiezon Wax W: Hard Vacuum Sealing / Mounting Wax, Etch Resist
  • Apiezon Wax W100: Medium Hardness Vacuum Sealant / Mounting Wax
  • Apiezon Wax W40: Soft Vacuum Sealant / Mounting Wax
  • Apiezon Q Compound: Vacuum Sealing Compound
Apiezon Q Compound

Apiezon Q Compound is an effective temporary vacuum sealant that is used as a short term solution in situations which do not allow for the immediate dismantling of a system for repair.

Why use Apiezon Q Compound?

  • Temporary vacuum sealant
  • Versatile product suitable for a multitude of uses
  • Excellent waterproof medium
  • Easy to use and to remove
  • 10 year shelf life

Waxes and Q Compound Properties

Typical Property Wax W Wax W100 Wax W40 Q Compound
Approximate Softening Point °C
°F
80-90
176-194
50-60
122-140
40-50
104-122
40-50
104-122
Estimated Vapor
Pressure @ 20°C / 68°F, torr
4.5 x 10-9 4.5 x 10-9 6 x 10-8 1 x 10-4
Temperature for Application °C
°F
130
266
110
230
90
194
Ambient
Working Temperature Range °C
°F
-10-75
14-168
-10-45
14-113
-10-35
14-95
-10-30
14-86
Water Permeability
g/cm/hr/mm Hg @ 25°C
0.8 x 10-8 1.6 x 10-8 1.6 x 10-8 N/A
Pack N/A

250 g tin

N/A

250 g tin

N/A

1 Kg

N/A
Thermal/Electrical Properties
Thermal Conductivity @ 20°C,
w/m °C
0.189 0.170 0.177 N/A
Specific Heat @ 25°C, J/g 1.8 2.7 2.9 N/A
Loss Tangent 0.015 0.016 0.015 N/A
Permittivity 2.8 2.7 2.9 N/A
Volume Resistivity, Ω cm 6.31 x 10-15 1.64 x 10-15 5.06 x 10-15 N/A
Manufacturer: Apiezon
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 60710 Description: Apiezon Wax W Pack: 500 g Price: $176.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 60711 Description: Apiezon Wax W100 Pack: 250 g Price: $176.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 60712 Description: Apiezon Wax W40 Pack: 250 g Price: $176.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 60713 Description: Apiezon Wax Q Compound Pack: 1 kg Price: $178.00 Add to Quote: