Michem® Wood Release 5040C

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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This release agent is used during the manufacture of pMDI based particleboard, oriented strand board, medium density fiberboard and other types of engineered wood. It provides a low coefficient of friction coating creating release of the wood fiber from the press plate resulting in a lighter color board with reduced build up. It provides ‘memory’ ensuring worry free release even if you experience a spray application failure.


Water based, polysiloxane chemistry release.

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Particle Boardrelease

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Physical Properties

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

AppearanceWhite emulsion
pH6.5 - 8.5
Emulsifier ChargeN/A
Percent Non-Volatile38.0 - 42.0
Recommended pH Range>7.0
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) <100
Spindle Number1

Site of Manufacture (and Product Code)

CIN (MWR5040C)

Application Data

Michem® Wood Release 5040C is easily dilutable with water and is applied by spraying over the fiber mat.


Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wear personal protective equipment.