Technical Textiles

Technical Textiles are materials and products manufactured primarily for their technical and performance properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics, sometimes as a component or part of another product to improve its performance. Michelman solutions improve the performance and functional behavior of textile applications requiring chemical & water resistance, thermal stability, rub & abrasion resistance, drapability, coating adhesion, lubricity, and anti-blocking.

Additives & Modifiers for Technical Textiles Available Form % Non-Volatile Emulsifier Charge adhesion promotion binder block resistance lubricity print receptivity thermal stability

Hydrolube® 480

(Nonionic microcrystalline wax emulsion)

Provides slip and lubricity when used in fibersizing formulations. This product is APE free.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic          

Hydrosize® HP-1632

(Polyimide solution)

An APE free specialty coating and high temperature fiber sizing which offers excellent adhesion properties and abrasion resistance.

Solution 10.0 - 12.0 N/A          

Hydrosize® PP2-01

(Nonionic polypropylene dispersion)

An APE-free sizing for fiberglass for LFT and carbon fiber with excellent bond strength.

Dispersion 38.5 - 41.0 Anionic / Nonionic        

Hydrosize® U2-04

(Polyurethane dispersion)

A specialty coating and fiber sizing which offers improved thermal stability, higher strength and elongation to break.

Specialty Dispersion 58.0 - 60.0 Anionic / Nonionic        

Hydrosize® U5-01

(Polyurethane dispersion)

A specialty coating and fiber sizing which offers improved thermal stability, higher strength and elongation to break. This product is APE free.

Dispersion 55.0 - 58.0 Anionic / Nonionic        

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 91735

(Nonionic polypropylene emulsion)

A sizing polymer for fiberglass and other fibers used to reinforce polypropylene. It can also be used in paint & varnish and polish applications to impart durability, mar, slip and block resistance.

Emulsion 34.0 - 36.0 Anionic / Nonionic          

Michem® Glide 37

(Nonionic PTFE dispersion)

Provides mar, abrasion, slip and high temperature resistance for a variety of applications within the paint and coating industries.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic          

Michem® Lube 693

(Anionic polyethylene/paraffin emulsion)

Enhances water repellency, water beading, and moisture/moisture vapor resistance. This product is widely used in the wood coatings industries.

Emulsion 38.5 - 39.5 Anionic          

Michem® Lube 723

(Nonionic paraffin wax emulsion)

Provides excellent water repellancy and block resistance when used in the paint and coatings industry.

Emulsion 31.5 - 32.5 Nonionic          

Michem® Lube 743

(Nonionic paraffin wax emulsion)

Exhibiting a high degree of water, block and mar resistance, and excellent compatibility, this product is used in many water based coating applications.

Emulsion 31.5 - 32.5 Nonionic          

Michem® Prime 2960

(Ethylene acrylic acid dispersion)

Provides outstanding adhesion to both metallic and cellulosic substrates, and enhances the corrosion, water, grease, oil and solvent resistance of coatings and adhesives.

Specialty Dispersion 16.5 - 17.5 Ammoniated dispersion        

Michem® Prime 4983-40R

(Ethylene acrylic acid dispersion)

Provides outstanding adhesion to metallic and cellulosic substrates and enhances the water, grease, oil and solvent resistance of coatings and adhesives and is a high solids, more economical version of Michem® Prime 4983R. . The adhesion properties of Michem® Prime facilitate its use as a primer for extrusion coatings. Utilizing this "tie coat" functionality, dissimilar materials can be combined to produce a substrate with the unique properties of each material.

Specialty Dispersion 39.0 - 41.0 Ammoniated dispersion          

Michem® Prime 5931

(Modified ethylene acrylic acid dispersion)

Provides improved adhesion to polyolefin substrates and also exhibits excellent adhesion to paper, metallic and polymeric substrates as well as glass and polyester scrim. It can serve as a tie coat or primer and increases printability on metallic and polymeric substrates. It can be used as a heat sealable coating on most polymeric films, paper and foil. Patents Pending.

Specialty Dispersion 27.5 - 29.0 N/A          

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