ProHere®, Michem®, and other specialty brand solutions for factory-applied and field-applied protective coatings on metal, concrete, wood or plastic.
The addition of a Michelman emulsion or dispersion enhances the processing and performance of a wide range of metal products by improving mar and scratch resistance, mobility, slip/lubricity and corrosion resistance. Many of our products are waterborne and achieve these goals without solvents.
Michem® Seal products are fully formulated concentrates; specific grades are designed for dilution followed by application onto concrete surfaces, or direct incorporation into cementitious mixtures. For maximum formulation flexibility, our extensive line of Michem surface additives, NatureShield® natural oil emulsions and Michelman polymers add specific attributes to water-based protective and cure and seal formulations.
Mold release agents and sprays are designed specifically for use with all types of rubber, plastic, composites, wood fiber composites/panel pressing, concrete, stone veneers and polyurethane parts to allow easy and clean release. A wide variety of wax types are used in die lubricants and mold releases for plastics, metals and concrete, where high temperature lubricity is required.
ProHere® polymers and surface modifiers for waterborne metal coatings enhance lubricity; torque, tension and noise control; as well as appearance, haptics, durability, and anti-scratching of the finish.
Sprayed in while the glass is still hot, Michelman lubricants protect glass bottles throughout processing and filling.
Michelman wax emulsions improve the in-plant handling and service life of natural and synthetic rubber gloves.
Selected Michelman waterborne polymers and additives are ideally suited for direct-to-metal primer and coating formulations, offering a range of functional properties.
Our range of polymers allow formulators to operate across a broad range of end use requirements from high touch consumer electronics to high traffic floor systems. The polymers may be adapted to original factory finishes or in-field formulations. Surface appearance, haptics, and durability may be further enhanced with various Michem® surface modifier additives in the formulation.
Michelman offers a broad range of Michem surface modifier additives to enhance the performance properties of water-based coatings for leather.