Inks

Water-based ink formulations with higher performance and better processing through the addition of APE-free Michelman additives.

Polymers for Inks MFFT (°C) % Non-Volatile adhesion promotion chemical resistance mechanical strength

Thyon™ AS 75

(Water-based solution of a carboxylated styrene / acrylic copolymer resin)

Provides adhesion, mechanical strength, chemical resistance, excellent penetration, wetting power and open time for printing inks and overprint varnishes and as a dispersing agent for pigment preparations based on inorganic and organic pigments.

29 - 31

Thyon™ HF 18

(Water-based emulsion of an acrylic / methacrylic ester copolymer)

Provides adhesion, mechanical strength, chemical resistance, gloss, water and grease resistance and wetting power for flexo printing inks, flexo gravure inks and overprint varnishes.

80 48 - 50

Thyon™ HS 168

(Water-based emulsion of an acrylic / methacrylic ester copolymer)

Provides adhesion, mechanical strength, chemical resistance, flexibility, and blocking resistance for flexo printing inks and overprint varnishes.

20 45 - 47

Thyon™ SF 10

(Water-based emulsion of a self-crosslinking acrylic / methacrylic ester copolymer)

Provides adhesion, mechanical strength, chemical resistance, and alkali resistance for flexo inks, flexo gravure inks, and water-based printing inks as an alternative to solvent containing systems.

3 45.5 - 46.5

Thyon™ SF 15

(Water-based emulsion of an acrylic / methacrylic ester copolymer)

Provides adhesion, mechanical strength, chemical resistance, good gloss, excellent water and grease resistance and wetting power for flexo printing inks, flexo gravure inks and overprint varnishes.

3 45 - 47

Thyon™ SR 675

(Solid resin of a carboxylated styrene/acrylic copolymer resin)

Provides adhesion, mechanical strength, chemical resistance, good open time, excellent penetration and wetting power in decorative paints, industrial coatings, and high gloss printing inks and overprint varnishes.

98 - 100
Additives & Modifiers for Inks 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 release rub resistance scratch resistance slip resistance thermal transfer release water beading water repellence water resistance

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 72040

(Nonionic polyethylene wax emulsion)

Designed to provide excellent rub, mar and scratch resistance for the graphic arts industry.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic                                

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® 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 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 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.

Dispersion 22.0 - 24.0 Anionic                                    

Michem® Glide 37

(Nonionic PTFE dispersion)

Provides mar, abrasion, slip and high temperature resistance for a variety of applications within the paint and coating industries.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic                                  

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 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 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 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 160PF

(Anionic carnauba wax emulsion)

This APEO-free additive imparts slip, abrasion resistance and anti-block properties in a variety of coatings and varnishes.

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 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® Lube 743P

(Nonionic paraffin wax emulsion)

Michem® Lube 743P exhibits a high degree of water resistance and is used in many water based coating applications to increase water resistance and/or surface slip.

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 N/A                              

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 N/A                                  

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