Michem® In-Line Primer 040

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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Imparts a print-receptive surface to synthetic substrates to improve the ink transfer and adhesion of HP Indigo Electroinks. It is used in the in-line priming unit available as options on both the WS6000 and WS6600 presses. The primer improves the surface of a wide range of synthetic substrates. This product possesses good stability to light and is resistant to yellowing.


Primer for Digital Printing

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
HP Indigo SolutionsApplicator - Indigo ILP station, OEM - Indigo ws6000, Substrate - film

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Physical Properties

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

AppearanceYellow to brown, opaque liquid
pH8.0 - 9.0
Percent Non-Volatile25.0 - 26.0
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) <30
Spindle Number1

Site of Manufacture (and Product Code)

CIN (ILP040)
AUB (ILP040.E)
SNG (ILP040.S)

Application Data

Michem® In-Line Primer 040 is designed specifically for use in the in-line priming unit of an HP Indigo WS6600 printing press. When run as instructed by HP Indigo on synthetic substrates, the ILP unit will apply the correct amount of primer to achieve optimal ink adhesion and press performance. EZ Cup Viscosity - #2 Cup, 18-20 seconds. Do not dilute.


Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Use personal protective equipment as required.