Building Paints

Our emphasis is on weather resistant polymers for exterior façade paint; polymers for very low VOC interior paints with scrub resistance; and a complete line of performance-enhancing aqueous surface modifiers.

Polymers for Building Paints MFFT (°C) % Non-Volatile abrasion resistance chemical resistance hardness

Michem™ Dispersion Urethane 2022

(Water-based polyurethane-acrylic hybrid dispersion)

A tin-free dispersion that provides very good chemical resistance, fast drying and hardening, and abrasion resistance for wood floor and furniture coatings.

40 33.0 - 36.0
Additives & Modifiers for Building Paints Available Form % Non-Volatile Emulsifier Charge abrasion resistance block resistance durability lubricity mar resistance matting mold release release rub resistance sacraficial anti-graffiti scratch resistance slip resistance water beading water repellence water resistance

Michem® Emulsion 36840

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene wax emulsion)

Improves water resistance, mar resistance and anti-block properties in paints and coatings.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic                          

Michem® Emulsion 47950

(Nonionic paraffin emulsion)

Effective as a sacrificial anti-graffiti coating and can also contribute water and corrosion resistance to industrial and wood coatings. This product also provides lubricity and serves as a mold release for industrial molding applications.

Emulsion 49.0 - 51.0 Nonionic                        

Michem® Emulsion 48040M2

(Nonionic microcrystalline wax emulsion)

Provides excellent anti-blocking and release properties for building paint, industrial molding and industrial wood applications.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic                          

Michem® Emulsion 66035

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene wax coemulsion)

An excellent waterbeading agent for exterior coatings providing early water beading and anti-blocking properties as well. It also is successfully used for hot tire scuff resistance in asphalt.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                      

Michem® Emulsion 93235

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

This phenol free additive is best used in water based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness and/or block resistance is needed. It has proven very effective for mar resistance in floor polish formulations as well as mar resistance and shine in car polish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                        

Michem® Emulsion 93335

(Nonionic HDPE emulsion)

Enhances anti-blocking, slip properties and mar resistance and is used most effectively for wood coatings,inks and overprint varnishes.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                    

Michem® Emulsion 93935

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

A phenol and formaldehyde free wax emulsion used in floor polish formulations where it imparts black heel resistance, toughness and buffability and mar and scuff resistance. It is also useful in paint and varnish formulations to impart durability, block, mar and scratch resistance.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                          

Michem® Emulsion 94340

(Nonionic polypropylene emulsion)

A phenol free additive best used in floor polish and overprint varnish formulations when a high degree of slip resistance is needed. It also provides durability and scratch resistance to wood applications.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic / Nonionic                    

Michem® Guard 349

(Nonionic polyethylene dispersion)

Designed to impart rub resistance, block resistance and matting properties to aqueous paints, coatings and inks.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic                      

Michem® Guard 7140

(Anionic polyethylene dispersion)

A water-based, dispersion which improves blocking, rub and abrasion resistance, and matting in pigmented coatings and semi-gloss coatings, inks, and overprint varnishes and at very low addition rates. It also produces smooth satin finishes at 5-10% addition rates.

Dispersion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic                            

Michem® Lube 160 PFP

(Anionic carnauba wax emulsion)

This phenol-free additive provides slip and anti-block properties when used in coatings for seeds, metal, wood and OPP films.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                    

Michem® Lube 182

(Anionic carnauba/paraffin wax emulsion)

Provides slip, release and anti-block properties in a number of applications ranging from wood coatings to being blended with synthetic and natural lattices. It is also a mar and scratch resistant and water repellent additive in varnishes and other coatings. This product is slightly higher in melt point than Michem® Lube 180.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                          

Michem® Lube 190

(Anionic polyethylene wax emulsion)

Provides mar, rub, block and scratch resistance as well as improved water resistance in coatings and graphic arts formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                      

Michem® Lube 270R

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene wax coemulsion)

Provides excellent water and block resistance in paint and coating formulations. This product is useful for long term water bead and for water repellency on wood as well as a tire dressing and buffability for auto care.

Emulsion 38.5 - 39.5 Anionic                      

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