Industrial Wood & Plastic

Our range of Ecrothan® and Ecronova® polymers allow formulators to operate across a broad range of end use requirements from high touch consumer electronics to high traffic floor systems. The polymers may be adapted to original factory finishes or in-field formulations. Surface appearance, haptics, and durability may be further enhanced with various Michem® surface modifier additives in the formulation.

Polymers for Industrial Wood & Plastic MFFT (°C) % Non-Volatile abrasion resistance adhesion adhesion promotion barrier block resistance chemical resistance durability flexibility gloss enhancement hardness minimal water absorption scratch resistance stain blocking water resistance wetting wood grain enhancement

Ecronova® RA 153

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Designed for primers, coatings and paints, it provides adhesion, water resistance, alkali resistance, stain resistance and tannin and nicotine barrier.

0 41.0 - 43.0                          

Ecronova® RA 154

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Designed for primers, coatings and paints, it provides adhesion, water resistance, alkali resistance, stain resistance and tannin and nicotine barrier.

0 41.0 - 43.0                          

Ecronova® RA 574

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Designed for wood stains and interior and exterior wood coatings, it provides excellent blocking resistance and wet adhesion, low water absorption, excellent early water resistance, good flexibility and is non-yellowing.

0 43.0 - 45.0                        

Ecronova® RA 577

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Designed for clear coats and primers on absorbent substrates, it provides excellent block and alkali resistance, excellent wet adhesion, low water absorption, early water resistance and weathering, flexibility, and is non-yellowing.

0 41.0 - 43.0                          

Ecronova® RA 578

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Designed for clear coats and primers on absorbent substrates, it provides excellent block and alkali resistance, excellent wet adhesion, low water absorption, early water resistance and weathering, flexibility, and is non- yellowing.

0 41.0 - 43.0                          

Ecronova® RA 592

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Designed for interior and exterior trim paints, plastic coatings and universal primers it provides outstanding open time, very god alkali resistance, high gloss, excellent wet and dry adhesion, and weatherability.

20 45.0 - 47.0                          

Ecronova® RA 633 H

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Provides block resistance, wetting, and high gloss in topcoats for furniture and industrial coatings. This emulsion contributes to fast drying and is APEO free.

42 41.0 - 43.0                          

Ecronova® RA 635

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Provides gloss, hardness and block and chemical resistance in furniture coatings and is APEO free.

44 43.0 - 45.0                        

Ecronova® RA 637

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Designed for furniture coatings, it provides outstanding blocking resistance, fast drying, good wood grain enhancement and chemical resistance, high transparency, gloss and hardness and is non-yellowing.

42 45.0 - 47.0                      

Ecronova® RA 644 H

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Designed for wood and furniture coatings, it provides high chemical resistance, excellent block resistance, good wetting on wooden substrates, high scratch resistance and transparency and is non-yellowing.

42 40.0 - 42.0                        

Ecronova® RA 646 H

(Water-based acrylic copolymer emulsion)

A self-crosslinking OH-functional emulsion that provides good chemical and blocking resistance, high hardness and scratch resistance as well as good wetting of wooden substrates especially for furniture and industrial coatings. This emulsion can function both as a one or two component system and is APE free.

42 40.0 - 42.0                        

Ecronova® RA 666

(Water-based acrylic copolymer emulsion)

Provides very good blocking resistance in furniture and industrial coatings and is APE free.

35 41.0 - 43.0                            

Ecronova® RA 668

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Provides very good blocking resistance and chemical resistance in clear coats and high gloss pigmented top coats for wood furniture and industrial wood coatings, and is APE free.

35 41 - 43                            

Ecronova® RA 731

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Designed for primers, coatings and paints, it provides adhesion, water, alkali and stain resistance, and tannin and nicotine barrier.

0 41.0 - 43.0                          

Ecronova® RA 740HP

(Water-based acrylic dispersion)

Designed for wood and furniture coatings, it provides high chemical resistance, non-yellowing, excellent blocking resistance, good wetting on wooden substrates, high scratch resistance and high transparency.

42 40.0 - 42.0                        

Ecrothan® 2012

(Water-based polyurethane - acrylic hybrid system)

Provides very good abrasion, water, and blocking resistance and fast hardness development for floor coatings, parquet lacquers and industrial coatings.

30 34.0 - 36.0                          

Ecrothan® 2020

(Water-based acrylic-polyurethane dispersion)

Provides very good chemical resistance, fast drying and hardening, and abrasion resistance for wood floor and furniture coatings.

40 33.0 - 36.0                      

Ecrothan® 4075

(Water-based polyurethane dispersion)

Provides excellent abrasion resistance, water resistance and high flexibility for floor coatings and parquet lacquers. This product is APE free and can be used as one component as well as two component systems.

0 39.0 - 41.0                            

Ecrothan® 90

(Water-based polyurethane dispersion)

Designed for high performance wood coatings, it provides chemical and water resistance, scratch resistance, gloss, sandability, neutral wood grain enhancement and provides 2 K performance from a 1K system.

0 34.0 - 36.0                          
Additives & Modifiers for Industrial Wood & Plastic Available Form % Non-Volatile Emulsifier Charge abrasion resistance block resistance buffability lubricity mar resistance matting mold release release rub resistance scratch resistance slip resistance water beading water repellence water resistance

Michem® Emulsion 34935

(Anionic paraffin/ethylene acrylic acid wax emulsion)

Provides excellent water beading and is primarily used for water resistance in wood coatings.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                          

Michem® Emulsion 48040M2

(Nonionic microcrystalline wax emulsion)

Provides excellent anti-blocking and release properties for building paint, industrial molding and industrial wood applications.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic                        

Michem® Emulsion 53145

(Nonionic High density polyethylene / paraffin co-emulsion)

Used to increase mar, rub and scratch resistance, anti-blocking and water resistance in aqueous industrial coatings or printing inks.

Emulsion 44.0 - 46.0 Nonionic                      

Michem® Emulsion 62330

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene coemulsion)

This fine particle sized emulsion provides excellent water repellency, corrosion resistance, block resistance and lubricity when added to varnishes and other coatings, without affecting gloss.

Emulsion 29.5 - 30.5 Anionic                          

Michem® Emulsion 67235

(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 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® Emulsion 91240G

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

Provides excellent anti-blocking, scratch and mar resistance as well as gloss in inks, coatings and overprint varnishes .

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic                      

Michem® Emulsion 93235

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

This phenol free additive is best used in water based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness and/or block resistance is needed. It has proven 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® Emulsion 93335

(Nonionic HDPE emulsion)

Enhances anti-blocking, slip properties and mar resistance and is used most effectively for wood coatings,inks and overprint varnishes.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                  

Michem® Emulsion 93935

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

A phenol and formaldehyde free wax emulsion used in floor polish formulations where it imparts black heel resistance, toughness and buffability and mar and scuff resistance. It is also useful in paint and varnish formulations to impart durability, block, mar and scratch resistance.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                      

Michem® Emulsion 94340

(Nonionic polypropylene emulsion)

A phenol free additive best used in floor polish and overprint varnish formulations when a high degree of slip resistance is needed. It also provides durability and scratch resistance to wood applications.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic / Nonionic                  

Michem® Emulsion 98040M1

(Nonionic Fischer Tropsch wax emulsion)

Used to provide superior slip, abrasion resistance and antiblock properties in paint, varnish, and wood applications.

Emulsion 38.0 - 42.0 Nonionic                  

Michem® Glide 37

(Nonionic PTFE dispersion)

Provides mar, abrasion, slip and high temperature resistance for a variety of applications within the paint and coating industries.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic                      

Michem® Guard 1350

(Nonionic dispersion of polyethylene wax)

Water based one micron dispersion which improves rub and abrasion resistance in pigmented and semi-gloss coatings, and inks and overprint varnishes at very low addition rates with little effect on gloss.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic                    

Michem® Guard 1351

(Nonionic polyethylene wax dispersion)

Improves rub and abrasion resistance in pigmented coatings and semi-gloss coatings, inks and OPV's at very low addition rates.

Dispersion 64.0 - 66.0 Nonionic                    

Michem® Guard 25

(Nonionic polyethylene dispersion)

This water based dispersion promotes mar resistance and flatting properties in paint and coating formulations.

Dispersion 39.0 - 43.0 Nonionic                      

Michem® Guard 349

(Nonionic polyethylene dispersion)

Designed to impart rub resistance, block resistance and matting properties to aqueous paints, coatings and inks.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic                    

Michem® Guard 60

(Nonionic Fischer-Tropsch dispersion)

Provides mar resistance properties when used as an additive in paint, coating, ink and overprint varnish formulations.

Dispersion 52.0 - 54.0 Nonionic                      

Michem® Guard 7140

(Anionic polyethylene dispersion)

A water-based, dispersion which improves blocking, rub and abrasion resistance, and matting in pigmented coatings and semi-gloss coatings, inks, and overprint varnishes and at very low addition rates. It also produces smooth satin finishes at 5-10% addition rates.

Dispersion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic                    

Michem® Lube 110

(Anionic carnauba/polyethylene wax emulsion)

Provides superior slip as well as good antiblock and abrasion resistance in coating applications.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                          

Michem® Lube 124

(Anionic microcrystalline wax emulsion)

Provides release and acts as a detackifier for industrial moding applications. It is used successfully in latex glove formulations and also offers slip resistance for adhesives and sealants.

Emulsion 41.0 - 43.0 Anionic                          

Michem® Lube 156 PFP

(Nonionic carnauba wax emulsion)

Used as an additive in polish (specifically car polish), cosmetics, paints, coatings and graphic arts to increase scratch resistance, lubrication, release and anti-block properties. It can also be used in coatings for OPP films.

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)

Provides slip, release and anti-block properties in a number of applications ranging from wood coatings to being blended with synthetic and natural lattices. It is also a mar and scratch resistant and water repellent additive in varnishes and other coatings. This product is slightly higher in melt point than Michem® Lube 180.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                    

Michem® Lube 190

(Anionic polyethylene wax emulsion)

Provides mar, rub, block and scratch resistance as well as 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 693

(Anionic polyethylene/paraffin emulsion)

Enhances water repellency, water beading, and moisture/moisture vapor resistance. This product is widely used in the wood coatings industries.

Emulsion 38.5 - 39.5 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® Lube 743P

(Nonionic paraffin wax emulsion)

Michem® Lube 743P exhibits a high degree of water resistance and is used in many water based coating applications to increase water resistance and/or surface slip.

Emulsion 31.5 - 32.5 Nonionic                          

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