Michem® Shield 251

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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Abrasion resistant additive proven most effective in OPV formulations.


Nonionic polyethylene emulsion

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Overprint Varnishesmar resistance, rub resistance, scratch resistance

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Physical Properties

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

AppearanceTranslucent liquid
pH9.0 - 11.0
Emulsifier ChargeNonionic
Percent Non-Volatile34.5 - 35.5
Recommended pH Range>7
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) 0 - 70
Spindle Number1

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