Michem® Flex P888

Brand Family Overview

Michem® Prime functionalized copolymer dispersions deliver the flexibility, water/chemical resistance and barrier properties of polyethylene in a water-based form. Property enhancements include; excellent clarity, adhesion, lower heat seal temperature, toughness, and crosslinkability.

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Usage

A transparent high oxygen barrier water-based coating designed primarily for polyolefin materials. It is more durable and can withstand fracturing and pinholes compared to traditional barrier coatings. Michem® Flex Primer 888 is Michelman's compostable version and is key in achieving a transparent high oxygen barrier compostable package. It can also be combined with metallization processes as a protective oxygen barrier coating.

Description

Water-based coating that provides a clear compostable oxygen barrier for polyolefin packaging materials.

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Functional Coatingscompostable, oxygen barrier, Substrate - film

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Physical Properties

These physical properties are typical but should not be considered specifications.

AppearanceClear, yellow liquid
pH6.0 - 10.0
Shelf Life (mo) 12
Freeze/Thaw StabilityTBD
Percent Non-Volatile9.0 - 11.0
Specific Gravity0.99 - 1.00
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) <100
Spindle Number1
RPM60

Site of Manufacture (and Product Code)

CIN (MFP888)
AUB (MFP888.E)
SNG (MFP888.S)

Application Data

Michem® Flex P888 can be applied via flexo, gravure or rod coater, in-line or off-line. Substrates must be corona treated prior to application of the coating. Drying of the coating should be carried out with hot, circulating air. Typical coating weight is 0.3 dry gm².

Storage

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Use personal protective equipment as required.