Overprint Varnishes

Additives for the highest quality graphics in packaging and publishing.

Additives & Modifiers for Overprint Varnishes Available Form % Non-Volatile Emulsifier Charge abrasion resistance adhesion promotion block resistance buffability chemical resistance gloss enhancement heat seal lubricity mar resistance matting mold release overprints with heat resistance release rub resistance scratch resistance slip resistance thermal transfer release water beading water repellence water resistance

Michem® Emulsion 53145

(Nonionic High density polyethylene / paraffin co-emulsion)

Used to increase mar, rub and scratch resistance, anti-blocking and water resistance in aqueous industrial coatings or printing inks.

Emulsion 44.0 - 46.0 Nonionic                                

Michem® Emulsion 62330

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene coemulsion)

This fine particle sized emulsion provides excellent water repellency, corrosion resistance, block resistance and lubricity when added to varnishes and other coatings, without affecting gloss.

Emulsion 29.5 - 30.5 Anionic                                  

Michem® Emulsion 67235

(Nonionic, high density polyethylene emulsion)

A phenol free additive best used in water based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness and/or block resistance is needed. It has proven very effective for mar resistance in floor polish formulations, as well as mar resistance and shine in car polish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                  

Michem® Emulsion 71152

(Anionic Scale wax emulsion)

Provides excellent water resistance in paint and varnish applications.

Emulsion 52 - 53 Anionic                                      

Michem® Emulsion 91240G

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

Provides excellent anti-blocking, scratch and mar resistance as well as gloss in inks, coatings and overprint varnishes .

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic                          

Michem® Emulsion 91735

(Nonionic polypropylene emulsion)

A sizing polymer for fiberglass and other fibers used to reinforce polypropylene. It can also be used in paint & varnish and polish applications to impart durability, mar, slip and block resistance.

Emulsion 34.0 - 36.0 Anionic / Nonionic                                      

Michem® Emulsion 93235

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

This phenol free additive is best used in water based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness and/or block resistance is needed. It has proven very effective for mar resistance in floor polish formulations as well as mar resistance and shine in car polish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                  

Michem® Emulsion 93335

(Nonionic HDPE emulsion)

Enhances anti-blocking, slip properties and mar resistance and is used most effectively for wood coatings,inks and overprint varnishes.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                              

Michem® Emulsion 93935

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

A phenol and formaldehyde free wax emulsion used in floor polish formulations where it imparts black heel resistance, toughness and buffability and mar and scuff resistance. It is also useful in paint and varnish formulations to impart durability, block, mar and scratch resistance.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                    

Michem® Emulsion 94340

(Nonionic polypropylene emulsion)

A phenol free additive best used in floor polish and overprint varnish formulations when a high degree of slip resistance is needed. It also provides durability and scratch resistance to wood applications.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic / Nonionic                              

Michem® Emulsion 95535

(APEO free, nonionic, high density polyethylene emulsion)

A phenol free additive best used in water based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness and/or block resistance is needed. It has proven to be very effective for mar resistance in floor polish formulations as well as mar resistance and shine in car polish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                      

Michem® Emulsion D310

(Anionic polyamide dispersion)

This low-VOC aqueous nylon dispersion is designed for excellent toughness and abrasion resistance especially in high temperature applications. This small particle size dispersion has excellent film forming properties and produces high strand integrity, and is solvent and APE free. It is an excellent film former that has good heat sealing capabilities for a variety of substrates, especially polyolefins.

Emulsion 22.0 - 24.0 Alkali dispersed                                    

Michem® Guard 1350

(Nonionic dispersion of polyethylene wax)

Water based one micron dispersion which improves rub and abrasion resistance in pigmented and semi-gloss coatings, and inks and overprint varnishes at very low addition rates with little effect on gloss.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic                                

Michem® Guard 1351

(Nonionic polyethylene wax dispersion)

Improves rub and abrasion resistance in pigmented coatings and semi-gloss coatings, inks and OPV's at very low addition rates.

Dispersion 64.0 - 66.0 Nonionic                                

Michem® Guard 25

(Nonionic polyethylene dispersion)

This water based dispersion promotes mar resistance and flatting properties in paint and coating formulations.

Dispersion 39.0 - 43.0 Nonionic                                      

Michem® Guard 349

(Nonionic polyethylene dispersion)

Designed to impart rub resistance, block resistance and matting properties to aqueous paints, coatings and inks.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic                                

Michem® Guard 60

(Nonionic Fischer-Tropsch dispersion)

Provides mar resistance properties when used as an additive in paint, coating, ink and overprint varnish formulations.

Dispersion 52.0 - 54.0 Nonionic                                

Michem® Guard 7140

(Anionic polyethylene dispersion)

A water-based, dispersion which improves blocking, rub and abrasion resistance, and matting in pigmented coatings and semi-gloss coatings, inks, and overprint varnishes and at very low addition rates. It also produces smooth satin finishes at 5-10% addition rates.

Dispersion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic                                

Michem® Lube 156 PFP

(Nonionic carnauba wax emulsion)

Used as an additive in polish (specifically car polish), cosmetics, paints, coatings and graphic arts to increase scratch resistance, lubrication, release and anti-block properties. It can also be used in coatings for OPP films.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Nonionic                              

Michem® Lube 160 PFP

(Anionic carnauba wax emulsion)

This phenol-free additive provides slip and anti-block properties when used in coatings for seeds, metal, wood and OPP films.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                            

Michem® Lube 180

(Anionic co-emulsion of carnauba and paraffin waxes)

Provides slip, release and anti-blocking properties in a number of applications from wood coatings to synthetic and natural lattices. It also provides mar and scratch resistance and water repellence in varnishes and other coatings.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                                      

Michem® Lube 190

(Anionic polyethylene wax emulsion)

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

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                              

Michem® Lube 270R

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene wax coemulsion)

Provides excellent water and block resistance in paint and coating formulations. This product is useful for long term water bead and for water repellency on wood as well as a tire dressing and buffability for auto care.

Emulsion 38.5 - 39.5 Anionic                                

Michem® Lube 368

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene wax emulsion)

Provides excellent water and block resistance in industrial molding and ink and overprint varnish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                                      

Michem® Lube 743

(Nonionic paraffin wax emulsion)

Exhibiting a high degree of water, block and mar resistance, and excellent compatibility, this product is used in many water based coating applications.

Emulsion 31.5 - 32.5 Nonionic                                  

Michem® Prime 4983R

(Ethylene acrylic acid dispersion)

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

Specialty Dispersion 24.2 - 25.4 Ammoniated dispersion                                

Michem® Prime 4990R

(Ethylene acrylic acid dispersion)

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

Specialty Dispersion 32.0 - 35.0 Ammoniated dispersion                                    

Michem® Prime 5931

(Modified ethylene acrylic acid dispersion)

Provides improved adhesion to polyolefin substrates and also exhibits excellent adhesion to paper, metallic and polymeric substrates as well as glass and polyester scrim. It can serve as a tie coat or primer and increases printability on metallic and polymeric substrates. It can be used as a heat sealable coating on most polymeric films, paper and foil. Patents Pending.

Specialty Dispersion 27.5 - 29.0 Ammoniated dispersion                                    

Michem® Shield 251

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

Abrasion resistant additive proven most effective in OPV formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                  

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