Michem® Lube 190

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 »


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

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Building Paintsblock resistance, durability, mar resistance, water resistance
Concretestain and dirt resistance
Inksblock resistance, mar resistance, rub resistance, scratch resistance, water resistance
Overprint Varnishesblock resistance, gloss enhancement, mar resistance, rub resistance, scratch resistance, water resistance, overprints with heat resistance
OEM Applied Wood Protectionabrasion resistance, block resistance, scratch resistance, lubricity
Die Lubes & Mold Releasesblock resistance, mold release, lubricity
Thermal Transfermar resistance
Exterior Wood Protectiondurability, scratch resistance, water beading
Furniture Polishmar resistance
Maintenance Coatingsblock resistance
Leatherblock resistance, lubricity for needle and thread
Industrial & Institutionalabrasion resistance, block resistance, mar resistance, rub resistance, water resistance

Physical Properties

AppearanceAmber, translucent liquid
pH8.7 – 9.7
Emulsifier ChargeAnionic
Percent Non-Volatile34.5% – 35.5%
Recommended pH Range> 7
Brookfield Viscosity Range< 50
Spindle Number1

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

Additional Information

Description: High density polyethylene emulsion

Handling: 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® Lube 190

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

Cincinnati, OH, USA (ML190)

Aubange, Belgium (ML190.E)

Tuas, Singapore (ML190.S)