PCL 500

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MichemĀ® 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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Designed to reduce hot plate frictional drag and improve board quality, this paper lubricant is applied to linerboard at the wet end of the doublebacker. In addition, PCL500 eliminates the smoky vapor cloud at the doublebacker caused by oil based lubricants. Properly diluted, it is gluable and printable.


Nonionic polyethylene emulsion

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Perishableslubricity for paper converting

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Physical Properties

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

AppearanceAmber, translucent liquid
Percent Non-Volatile34.5 - 35.5

Site of Manufacture (and Product Code)

CIN (PCL500)
AUB (PCL500.E)

Application Data

PCL500 should be applied at the wet end of the double backer.


Avoid contact with eyes. Ensure adequate ventilation. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wear personal protective equipment.