Michem® Prime 4983R

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 »


This dispersion provides outstanding adhesion to both metallic and cellulosic substrates and enhances the water, grease, oil, and solvent-resistance of coatings and adhesives. It can serve as a tie coat or primer for extrusion coatings, a foil laminate, specialty paper coating, paper sizing agent, heat sealable coating, and a nonwoven binder, and used as a thermally active binder in thermal transfer release coatings.

Performance Attributes

This product is used in many applications including the following:

ApplicationProperties Imparted
Inksadhesion promotion, chemical resistance, heat seal, water resistance, thermal transfer release
Overprint Varnishesadhesion promotion, chemical resistance, heat seal, water resistance, thermal transfer release
Nonwovensheat seal for binders
Leatheradhesion promotion, chemical resistance, fiber sizing, heat seal
Automotive Carewater resistance
Heat Seal CoatingsSubstrate - paper, metal
Die Lubes & Mold Releasesadhesion promotion, chemical resistance, heat seal, lubricity, thermal transfer release
Thermal Transferrelease
Fiber SizingPE compatible

Physical Properties

AppearanceTranslucent liquid
pH8.4 – 9.4
Emulsifier ChargeN/A
Percent Non-Volatile24.2% – 25.4%
Recommended pH Range> 7
Brookfield Viscosity Range50 – 400
Spindle Number2

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: 24 Months

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

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

Cincinnati, OH, USA (MP4983R)

Aubange, Belgium (MP4983R.E)

Tuas, Singapore (MP4983R.S)