Michem® Indicator 001

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Michem® Wax micronized waxes enhance the performance of water-based, solventborne and powder coating formulations. Highly efficient, these waxes are used as process aids and improve many coating and ink properties, including: scratch and mar resistance, lubricity, block resistance, release, and matting.

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Detects the presence of Michelman Primer treatments on dry coated substrates. When applied on dry surfaces which have been properly treated with Michelman Primer coatings, the indicator will change color from blue to yellow.


Indicator solution to detect the presence of acid functional primers.

Physical Properties

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

Appearanceblue liquid
Percent Non-Volatile0.00 - 0.5

Site of Manufacture (and Product Code)

CIN (MI001)
AUB (MI001.E)
SNG (MI001.S)

Application Data

Apply a drop to the surface. The colour will change from blue to yellow if the surface has acid functionality.


Avoid breathing vapors or mists. Ensure adequate ventilation. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition. Take precautionary measures against static discharges. To avoid ignition of vapors by static electricity discharge, all metal parts of the equipment must be grounded. Use only in an area containing flame proof equipment.