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
Leatheradhesion promotion, chemical resistance, fiber sizing, heat seal
Heat Seal Coatingsgrease & oil resistance, heat seal, Substrate - paper, metal, moisture resistance
Thermal Transferrelease

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)