Michem® Flex HS 268

Brand Family Overview

NatureShield® products from Michelman are emulsions of natural oils and natural oil blends designed to protect topical wood. They provide water resistance and enhance the natural pattern of wood. They also impart water resistance to concrete, and can serve as a component for sealing stone surfaces to provide a wet look with a durable and attractive finish.

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Used for heat sealing or dry bond lamination applications, offering low temperature seal initiation and stronger bonds to paper, metal (foil or metalized surface), various primed films such as matt, pearlized cavitated BOPP or BOPET films. It should be used with the addition of a wax emulsion to control the coefficient of friction (typically 2 to 4% by weight) e.g. Michem® Lube 160 RPH.


Water based dispersion of high molecular weight polyolefin

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Heat Seal Coatingsmetal, Substrate - film, Substrate - paper
Functional Coatingsbarrier

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Physical Properties

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

AppearanceWhite liquid
pH9.4 - 10.5
Percent Non-Volatile36.0 - 39.0
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) 100 - 350
Spindle Number3

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Application Data

Michem® Flex HS 268 can be applied via rod, gravure, and spray. The EZ cup viscosity value for a #3 cup is 33 - 35 seconds.


Ensure adequate ventilation. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.