Functional Coatings

Michem® Emulsion and Michem Lube wax emulsion additives are added to water-based flexible packaging coatings to maximize the efficiency of form, fill and seal operations. Typical surface modifications include slip control, anti-blocking, mar resistance, and release. In addition, certain Michem Prime dispersions impart thermal transfer functionality.
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Additives & Modifiers for Functional Coatings Available Form % Non-Volatile Emulsifier Charge block resistance buffability lubricity mar resistance release rub resistance scratch resistance slip and lubricity

Michem® Emulsion 13025

(Slip and anti-block additive)

Provides slip and block resistance in a wide variety of coatings and formulas and has very broad global food contact compliance, combined with a wide pH compatibility.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 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 160

(Anionic carnauba wax emulsion)

Provides superior slip and mar resistance on a variety of substrates such as metal, wood, film and paper. It can also be used in thermal transfer release coatings to give release when used in combination with a thermally active binder and offers broad FDA compliance.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic        

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 160RPH

(Slip and anti-block properties)

APEO-free and formaldehyde-free slip additive made from renewable materials allowing to control the coefficient of friction. This additive enters the formulation of acrylics, PVdC and Michelman low temperature heat seal coatings without affecting bond strength, printability and barrier properties of the coatings. Michem® Lube 160 RPH fully complies with FDA and EU food contact regulations.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5            
Formulated Coatings for Functional Coatings adhesion promotion barrier overprint varnish print receptivity rub resistance water resistance

Michem® Flex Barrier 5770

(Protective coating for AlOx coated PET films)

A water-based topcoat that provides a clear protective coating and improved barrier when used in BOPET/AlOx structures.

         

Michem® Flex Barrier 5780

(Protective coating for AlOx coated PET films)

A water-based topcoat that provides a clear protective coating when used in BOPET/AlOx structures.

         

Michem® Flex M1203

(Water based, matte finish overprint varnish)

When applied to film, Michem® Flex M1203 delivers a matte finish, heat resistance and rub resistance.

         

Michem® Flex P888

(Water based primer that contributes adhesion and improvements in oxygen barrier to film and metalized film substrates used in flexible packaging applications.)

A primer offering superior metal adhesion when subsequently vacuum metallised. It also can be used as a clear transparent primer.

         

Michem® Flex R1924

(Water-based print receptive primer)

Promotes print receptivity and adhesion of UV cured inks and coatings to flexible packaging substrates and labels.

     

Contact Michelman for more information or to request a sample.