Thermal Transfer

Enhanced release and mar resistance for thermal transfer printing on labels, tags, tickets, photographs, decals, ribbon films and other applications.

Additives & Modifiers for Thermal Transfer Available Form % Non-Volatile Emulsifier Charge mar resistance release

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 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® 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 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 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  

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