Michem® Guard 25

Brand Family Overview

Michem® Shield waterbased polyethylene emulsions are an effective and inexpensive way to improve the performance of OPVs, and is FDA approved. Enhanced properties include excellent rub resistance, good gloss, re-coatability, and water resistance.

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


Nonionic polyethylene dispersion

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Overprint Varnishesmatting
Industrial Wood & Plasticabrasion resistance, matting, scratch resistance

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Physical Properties

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

AppearanceWhite, viscous liquid
pH7.0 - 8.5
Emulsifier ChargeNonionic
Percent Non-Volatile39.0 - 43.0
Recommended pH Range>7
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) <8500
Spindle Number4

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Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. - No smoking.