Michem® Lube 182

Michem Lube Family Overview

Michem® Lube is a versatile family of nanoscale wax emulsions, which are mostly carnauba and paraffin-based, used to improve processing and performance in many industries, as well as provide a wide array of surface properties. Learn more about Michem Lube »


This wax emulsion provides slip, release, and anti-block properties in wood coatings and other applications and may be blended with synthetic and natural lattices. It also provides mar and scratch resistance and water repellency in varnishes and other coatings.

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Building Paintsrelease, water resistance
Exterior Wood Protectionrelease
Leatherblock resistance, scuff resistance and feel
Automotive Carebuffability
Overprint Varnishesblock resistance, release, scratch resistance, water repellence
Glovesblock resistance, mold release
OEM Applied Wood Protectionblock resistance, scratch resistance, water resistance, lubricity

Physical Properties

AppearanceWhite liquid
pH4.5 – 7.0
Emulsifier ChargeAnionic
Percent Non-Volatile24.5% – 25.5%
Recommended pH Range1 – 12
Brookfield Viscosity Range< 15
Spindle Number1

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

Additional Information

Description: Paraffin / Carnauba Wax blend Emulsion

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

Shelf Life: 12 Months

Technical Data Sheet: Click here to download a Technical Data Sheet PDF for Michem® Lube 182

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

Cincinnati, OH, USA (ML182)

Tuas, Singapore (ML182.S)