Michem® Guard 7140

Michem Guard Family Overview

Michem® Guard waterborne dispersions add optimum slip, and abrasion, mar, and block resistance without using solvents. Some also provide a matting effect for a more natural appearance. Learn more about Michem Guard »


This water-based dispersion provides block, rub, and abrasion resistance, and matting in pigmented and semi-gloss coatings, inks, and overprint varnishes. It also produces smooth satin finishes at a 5-10% addition rate.

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Building Paintsmar resistance
Exterior Wood Protectiondurability, scratch resistance
Inksabrasion resistance, block resistance, mar resistance, matting, rub resistance, scratch resistance
Overprint Varnishesabrasion resistance, block resistance, matting, rub resistance, scratch resistance
Glovesmatting, rub resistance
OEM Applied Wood Protectionabrasion resistance, block resistance, matting, scratch resistance
Leatherabrasion resistance, block resistance, mar resistance, scratch resistance, scuff resistance and feel

Physical Properties

AppearanceWhite liquid
pH5.0 – 7.0
Emulsifier ChargeAnionic
Percent Non-Volatile39.5% – 40.5%
Recommended pH Range4 – 10
Brookfield Viscosity Range< 500
Spindle Number3

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

Additional Information

Description: Anionic polyethylene dispersion

Handling: Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Use personal protective equipment as required.

Storage: Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Keep from freezing

Shelf Life: 24 Months

Technical Data Sheet: Click here to download a Technical Data Sheet PDF for Michem® Guard 7140

Site(s) of Manufacture (and Product Code):

Cincinnati, OH, USA (MGRD7140)

Tuas, Singapore (MGRD7140.S)