TetraMax QS 50 PTFE litho wax compound

A 100% solids stir-in compound made of exclusively PTFE resin in long-oil alkyd, TetraMax QS 50 is the ultimate compound for quickset, forms and even heatset inks! It features 50% PTFE resin for maximum surface hardness and slip in an easy to use stir-in compound. As little as 2% of this compound makes a measurable difference in the scuff resistance of an ink. And, it can be used in an amazing variety of offset applications,

especially where there is a need for high solids content.


TetraMax QS 50's fast-setting alkyd vehicle also helps boost film integrity, especially when metallic driers are used in the ink formulation. TetraMax QS 50 is laser-safe. Do not use tetraMax QS 50 or any PTFE-containing compound if you anticipate any lamination of the ink film, especially off-press. 

Consult Kerley if you think a UV or EB-cured overcoating will be applied.


Active Wax resin type: Virgin Polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE)

Wax Content: 50%

Solids Content: 100%

Vehicle type: Long-oil Linseed Alkyd

Appearance: Soft, short-flow white paste

Packaging Options:
3.5 Gallon Bucket
3.5 Gallon Plastic Bucket (net 30 lbs)
5 Gallon Bucket
5 gallon plastic bucket with optional pour spout (40-45 lbs)
15 Gallon Metal Drum
15 Gallon Steel Drum / Kit (110-135 lbs net)
55 gallon straight side drum
55 gallon straight sided steel drum (net 400-450 lbs)
Show More

Plant & Offices: 2700 South 12th Avenue, Broadview, IL 60155

Telephone 708 344 1295  FAX  708 865 5759

© 2021 By R. A. Kerley Ink Engineers, Inc. (Kerley Ink)