Michem® Flex R1924

Brand Family Overview

NatureShield® products from Michelman are environmentally friendly emulsions and natural oil blends designed to improve the weatherability of exterior surface coatings by providing water resistance and good water bead to wood and concrete. They enhance the natural pattern of wood and can serve as an effective additive in improving the durability and aesthetics of stone based substrates.

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Usage

An environmentally friendly primer that promotes print receptivity and adhesion of water-based and UV cured inks and coatings used in printing flexible packaging and labels. It improves ink adhesion on a variety of substrate materials including polyolefins, paper, and foil.

Description

Water-based print receptive primer for water-based and UV inks

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Functional Coatingsprint receptivity, rub resistance, water resistance

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Physical Properties

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

AppearanceStraw to pink colored translucent liquid
EZ Cup Viscosity (s) 25 - 27
Cup Number2
pH7.0 - 9.0
Shelf Life (mo) 24
Freeze/Thaw StabilityNone: protect from freezing
Percent Non-Volatile42.0 - 45.0
Specific Gravity0.99 - 1.01
Brookfield Viscosity (cps, mPa·s) 200 max
Spindle Number2
RPM60

Site of Manufacture (and Product Code)

CIN (MFR1924)
AUB (MFR1924.E)
SNG (MFR1924.S)

Application Data

Michem® Flex R1924 can be applied via gravure, flexo and other coating methods. A corona treatment of the surface is recommended before applying the coating. A coat weight of 0.4 gsm dry is recommended. The product needs to be dried using hot air. EZ Cup Viscosity - #2Cup, 25 - 27 seconds.

Storage

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.