Leather

Michelman offers a broad range of Michem surface modifier additives to enhance the performance properties of water-based coatings for leather.

Additives & Modifiers for Leather Available Form % Non-Volatile Emulsifier Charge adhesion promotion block resistance buffability chemical resistance fiber sizing heat seal leather tactile modification lubricity lubricity for needle and thread mar resistance release rub resistance scratch resistance scuff resistance and feel water beading water repellence water resistance

Michem? Emulsion 41740

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

An additive that provides release and water resistance in specialty coated films and papers. An effective tactile modifier for interior automotive coatings, it can help give synthetic materials a leather feel.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic                              

Michem? Emulsion 70750

(Anionic scale wax emulsion)

Imparts excellent early water resistance and release properties when used as an additive in wood coatings, furniture coatings and other water based coatings when additional water resistant properties are needed.

Emulsion 48.0 - 52.0 Anionic                              

Michem? Emulsion 91735

(Nonionic polypropylene emulsion)

A sizing polymer for fiberglass and other fibers used to reinforce polypropylene. It can also be used in paint & varnish and polish applications to impart durability, mar, slip and block resistance.

Emulsion 34.0 - 36.0 Anionic / Nonionic                                

Michem? Emulsion 93235

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

A phenol-free additive best used in water-based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness, or block resistance is needed. It provides effective mar resistance in floor polish formulations, and shine and mar resistance in auto polish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                              

Michem? Emulsion 93935

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

This phenol and formaldehyde-free additive imparts black heel resistance, toughness, buffability, and mar and scuff resistance for floor polish formulations. It also imparts durability, block, mar and scratch resistance in paint and varnish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                

Michem? Emulsion 95535

(APEO free, nonionic, high density polyethylene emulsion)

A phenol free additive best used in water based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness and/or block resistance is needed. It has proven to be very effective for mar resistance in floor polish formulations as well as mar resistance and shine in car polish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                              

Michem? Guard 7140

(Anionic polyethylene dispersion)

This water-based dispersion provides block, rub, and abrasion resistance, and matting in pigmented and semi-gloss coatings, inks, and overprint varnishes. It also produces smooth satin finishes at a 5-10% addition rate.

Dispersion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic                                

Michem? Lube 156 PFP

(Nonionic carnauba wax emulsion)

This wax emulsion provides scratch resistance, lubricity, release, and anti-block properties in auto polishes, cosmetics, paints, coatings, and graphic arts.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Nonionic                          

Michem? Lube 160 PFP

(Anionic carnauba wax emulsion)

This phenol-free additive provides slip and anti-block properties when used in coatings for seeds, metal, wood and OPP films.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                      

Michem? Lube 180

(Anionic co-emulsion of carnauba and paraffin waxes)

Provides slip, release and anti-blocking properties in a number of applications from wood coatings to synthetic and natural lattices. It also provides mar and scratch resistance and water repellence in varnishes and other coatings.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                                

Michem? Lube 182

(Anionic carnauba/paraffin wax emulsion)

This wax emulsion provides slip, release, and anti-block properties in wood coatings and other applications and may be blended with synthetic and natural lattices. It also provides mar and scratch resistance and water repellency in varnishes and other coatings.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                              

Michem? Lube 190

(Anionic polyethylene wax emulsion)

This wax emulsion provides mar, rub, block, and scratch resistance, and improved water resistance in coatings and graphic arts formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                              

Michem? Lube 270R

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene wax coemulsion)

Provides excellent water and block resistance in paint and coating formulations. This product is useful for long term water bead and for water repellency on wood as well as a tire dressing and buffability for auto care.

Emulsion 38.5 - 39.5 Anionic                          

Michem? Lube 511

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene wax emulsion)

Provides excellent water beading, water repellence, release and anti-block for seed coatings, wood and architectural coatings.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                              

Michem? Lube 743G

(Nonionic paraffin wax emulsion)

Exhibiting a high degree of water resistance and block resistance this product is used in many water based coating applications.

Emulsion 31.5 - 32.5 Nonionic                              

Michem? Prime 2960

(Copolymer dispersion)

Provides outstanding adhesion to both metallic and cellulosic substrates, and enhances the corrosion, water, grease, oil and solvent resistance of coatings and adhesives.

Specialty Dispersion 16.5 - 17.5 Ammoniated dispersion                            

Michem? Prime 4983-40R

(Copolymer dispersion)

Provides outstanding adhesion to metallic and cellulosic substrates and enhances the water, grease, oil and solvent resistance of coatings and adhesives and is a high solids, more economical version of Michem? Prime 4983R. . The adhesion properties of Michem? Prime facilitate its use as a primer for extrusion coatings. Utilizing this "tie coat" functionality, dissimilar materials can be combined to produce a substrate with the unique properties of each material.

Specialty Dispersion 39.0 - 41.0 Ammoniated dispersion                              

Michem? Prime 4983R

(Copolymer dispersion)

This dispersion provides outstanding adhesion to both metallic and cellulosic substrates and enhances the water, grease, oil, and solvent-resistance of coatings and adhesives. It can serve as a tie coat or primer for extrusion coatings, a foil laminate, specialty paper coating, paper sizing agent, heat sealable coating, and a nonwoven binder, and used as a thermally active binder in thermal transfer release coatings.

Specialty Dispersion 24.2 - 25.4 N/A                          

Michem? Prime 6121

(Copolymer dispersion)

Provides outstanding adhesion to both metallic and cellulosic substrates, aids corrosion protection, and enhances the water, grease, oil and solvent resistance of coatings and adhesives. It can serve as a tie coat or primer for extrusion coatings, a foil laminate, a specialty paper coating, a paper sizing agent, a heat sealable coating or a nonwoven binder.

Specialty Dispersion 20.0 - 22.0 N/A                          

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