Textiles & Leather

Michelman offers a broad range of Michem surface modifier additives to enhance the performance properties of water-based coatings for leather and textiles. In addition, Michem Prime co-polymer dispersions work as binders and adhesion promoters on synthetic substrates.

Polymers for Textiles & Leather MFFT (°C) % Non-Volatile abrasion resistance block resistance water resistance

Ecrothan® 4078

(Water-based polyurethane dispersion)

Designed for elastic textile coatings it provides elasticity, abrasion, water, fat and blocking resistance, and elongation of 700%.

0 39.0 - 41.0

Ecrothan® 4084

(Water-based polyurethane dispersion)

Designed for elastic textile coatings it provides elasticity, abrasion, water, fat and blocking resistance and elongation of 580% for 1K and 2K systems.

0 39.0 - 41.0
Additives & Modifiers for Textiles & 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 28640

(Cationic polypropylene emulsion)

A binder and substrate coating for fibers and composites.

Emulsion 39.0 - 41.0 Cationic/ Nonionic                                

Michem® Emulsion 41740

(Nonionic, polyethylene emulsion)

Provides release and water resistance in specialty coated films and papers. It is also an effective tactile modifier for interior automotive coatings. It can help give synthetic materials the draggy feel of leather.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic                                

Michem® Emulsion 61222

(Nonionic montan based ester wax emulsion)

Provides block resistance and lubricity for textile applications.

Emulsion 21.5 - 22.5 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)

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 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 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® Emulsion D310

(Anionic polyamide dispersion)

This low-VOC aqueous nylon dispersion is designed for excellent toughness and abrasion resistance especially in high temperature applications. This small particle size dispersion has excellent film forming properties and produces high strand integrity, and is solvent and APE free. It is an excellent film former that has good heat sealing capabilities for a variety of substrates, especially polyolefins.

Dispersion 22.0 - 24.0 Anionic                                

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 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 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

(Ethylene acrylic acid 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

(Ethylene acrylic acid 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

(Ethylene acrylic acid dispersion)

Provides outstanding adhesion to both metallic and cellulosic substrates, and enhances the water, grease, oil and solvent resistance of coatings and adhesives. 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, nonwoven binder and can also be used as a thermally active binder in thermal transfer release coatings.

Specialty Dispersion 24.2 - 25.4 N/A                          

Michem® Prime 5931

(Modified ethylene acrylic acid dispersion)

Provides improved adhesion to polyolefin substrates and also exhibits excellent adhesion to paper, metallic and polymeric substrates as well as glass and polyester scrim. It can serve as a tie coat or primer and increases printability on metallic and polymeric substrates. It can be used as a heat sealable coating on most polymeric films, paper and foil. Patents Pending.

Specialty Dispersion 27.5 - 29.0 N/A                              

Michem® Prime 6121

(Ethylene Acrylic Acid 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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