Michem® Flex R1924

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

An environmentally friendly primer that promotes print receptivity and adhesion of water-based and UV cured inks and coatings used in printing flexible packaging and labels. It improves ink adhesion on a variety of substrate materials including polyolefins, paper, and foil.

Description

Water-based print receptive primer for water-based and UV inks

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Functional Coatingsprint receptivity, rub resistance, water resistance

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Physical Properties

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

AppearanceStraw to pink colored translucent liquid
EZ Cup Viscosity (s) 25 - 27
Cup Number2
pH7.0 - 9.0
Shelf Life (mo) 24
Freeze/Thaw StabilityNone: protect from freezing
Percent Non-Volatile42.0 - 45.0
Specific Gravity0.99 - 1.01
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) 200 max
Spindle Number2
RPM60

Site of Manufacture (and Product Code)

CIN (MFR1924)
AUB (MFR1924.E)
SNG (MFR1924.S)

Application Data

Michem® Flex R1924 can be applied via gravure, flexo and other coating methods. A corona treatment of the surface is recommended before applying the coating. A coat weight of 0.4 gsm dry is recommended. The product needs to be dried using hot air. EZ Cup Viscosity - #2Cup, 25 - 27 seconds.