Michem® Lube 180

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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Provides slip, release and anti-blocking properties in a number of applications from wood coatings to synthetic and natural lattices. It also provides mar and scratch resistance and water repellence in varnishes and other coatings.


Anionic co-emulsion of carnauba and paraffin waxes

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Textiles & Leatherblock resistance
Overprint Varnishesrelease
Glovesdonnability, release
Industrial Wood & Plasticblock resistance, lubricity, water resistance

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Physical Properties

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

AppearanceWhite liquid
pH4.5 - 6.5
Emulsifier ChargeAnionic
Percent Non-Volatile24.5 - 25.5
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) <25
Spindle Number1

Site of Manufacture (and Product Code)

CIN (ML180)
SNG (ML180.S)


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