Matting Agents

MICHEM® GUARD 200 AND 201

Michelman’s Solutions for Superior Matting and Abrasion Resistance

Michem® Guard 200 and Michem® Guard 201 both demonstrate superior matting and abrasion resistance in water-based wood varnishes for flooring and other interior and exterior applications. Convenient and easy to use, they improve matting performance in a variety of systems and can be added at 3%-10% solids on solids. Both can also be used with silica and other additives.

Michem Guard 200

Michem® Guard 200 displays improved abrasion resistance in urethane/acrylic systems for floor varnishes.

Test Method for Abrasion Resistance
  • 1000 cycles of Taber Abrasion
  • 1000 gram load, weight loss measured
  • 3 coats, let dry at least 4 hours between coats
  • Abrasion wheels cleaned after 500 cycles

MICHEM® GUARD 201

Michem® Guard 201 displays superior matting performance in specific urethane/acrylic floor varnishes.

Test Method and Sample Prep for Gloss
  • 20 rod coating on glossy 2A Leneta card
  • Ambient overnight dry
  • Gloss 60o average of 3 reading on the black
Michem® Guard 201 displays effective matting performance in acrylic/urethane interior and exterior varnishes.
 
Test Method for Abrasion Resistance
  • 1000 cycles of Taber Abrasion
  • 1000 gram load, weight loss measured
  • 3 coats, let dry at least 4 hours between coats
  • Abrasion wheels cleaned after 500 cycles