Michem® Prime 4983-40R

Michem Prime Family Overview

Michem® Prime functionalized copolymer dispersions deliver the flexibility, water and chemical resistance, and barrier properties of polyethylene in a water-based form. Property enhancements include excellent clarity, adhesion, lower heat seal temperature, durability, and crosslinkability. Learn more about Michem Prime »


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.

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Leatheradhesion promotion, heat seal

Physical Properties

AppearanceWhite, viscous liquid
pH7.4 – 8.4
Emulsifier ChargeAmmoniated dispersion
Percent Non-Volatile39.0% – 41.0%
Recommended pH Range> 7
Brookfield Viscosity Range1000 – 4000
Spindle Number3

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

Additional Information

Description: Copolymer dispersion

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: 12 Months

Technical Data Sheet: Click here to download a Technical Data Sheet PDF for Michem® Prime 4983-40R

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

Cincinnati, OH, USA (MP498340R)

Aubange, Belgium (MP498340R.E)

Tuas, Singapore (MP498340R.S)