PCL 500

Brand Family Overview

Michem® Wood Release products are mold release agents for use in panel pressing processes for Medium Density Fiberboard, Oriented Strand Board, Particle Board, and Laminated Strand Board/Laminated Strand Lumber.

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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
pH9.5 - 10.7
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) 30 - 100
Spindle Number2

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.