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 alcohol resistance block resistance buffability chemical resistance durability 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

ACqua™ 240

(Copolymer Emulsion)

Provides corrosion resistance and metal adhesion for can and coil, die lubricants, and industrial maintenance applications, and is removable with alkaline cleaners.

Emulsion 19.0 - 21.0 Anionic                                          

Michem® Dispersion 91530

(Acrylic Resin Specialty Dispersion)

This dispersion used as a leveling aid in the floor finish industry enhances the gloss, buffability, and mar resistance of floor polish. It is also effective for gloss enhancement in auto polish formulations.

Specialty Dispersion 29.0 - 31.0                                        

Michem® Emulsion 43040

(Maleated polypropylene emulsion)

This additive is effective in providing a high degree of slip resistance in wood and overprint varnish formulations. It also provides lubricity and mold release for industrial molding applications.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic                                          

Michem® Emulsion 44730

(Copolymer Emulsion)

This formalin and APE-free additive provides anti-slip and black heel mark resistance for floor polish applications and abrasion resistance for seed coatings. It also provides lubricity for both seed coatings and die lubricants.

Emulsion 29.5 - 30.5 Nonionic                                      

Michem® Emulsion 48040M2

(Microcrystalline wax emulsion)

This water-based emulsion provides excellent anti-blocking and release properties for building paint, and industrial molding and wood applications.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic                                        

Michem® Emulsion 61335

(High Density Polyethylene Emulsion)

This water-based emulsion provides excellent slip and mar resistance and anti-blocking properties for can and coil applications. It is also used as a release and slip aid in adhesives and paper coatings.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                                      

Michem® Emulsion 62330

(Paraffin / Polyethylene Wax blend Emulsion)

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

Emulsion 29.5 - 30.5 Anionic                                      

Michem® Emulsion 67235

(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 71150

(Scale Wax Emulsion)

This stable high solids water-resistant additive for coatings effectively controls concrete curing and provides donnability and release for industrial molding applications.

Emulsion 50 - 51 Anionic                                          

Michem® Emulsion 71152

(Scale Wax Emulsion)

Provides excellent water resistance in paint and varnish applications.

Emulsion 52 - 53 Anionic                                          

Michem® Emulsion 91240G

(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

(Maleated 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 93135M

(High Density Polyethylene Emulsion)

A phenol and formaldehyde-free emulsion used in floor polish formulations for black heel mark resistance, toughness and buffability, mar, scuff, and chemical resistance. It is also suitable for sizing applications for chopped strand and continuous fiber.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                        

Michem® Emulsion 93235

(High Density Polyethylene Emulsion)

A phenol-free additive best used in water-based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness, or block resistance is needed. It provides effective mar resistance in floor polish formulations, and shine and mar resistance in auto polish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                  

Michem® Emulsion 93335

(High Density Polyethylene 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

(High Density Polyethylene Emulsion)

This phenol and formaldehyde-free additive imparts black heel resistance, toughness, buffability, and mar and scuff resistance for floor polish formulations. It also imparts durability, block, mar and scratch resistance in paint and varnish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                  

Michem® Emulsion 94340

(Maleated Polypropylene Emulsion)

A phenol-free additive is 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

(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® Guard 1350

(Polyethylene Dispersion)

Water-based 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

(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

(Fischer-Tropsch 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

(Polyethylene Dispersion)

This water-based dispersion provides block, rub, and abrasion resistance, and matting in pigmented and semi-gloss coatings, inks, and overprint varnishes. It also produces smooth satin finishes at a 5-10% addition rate.

Dispersion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic                                  

Michem® Lube 156 PFP

(Carnauba Emulsion)

Provides scratch resistance, lubricity, release, and anti-block properties in auto polishes, cosmetics, paints, coatings, and graphic arts.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Nonionic                                

Michem® Lube 160 PFP

(Carnauba 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

(Carnauba / Paraffin Wax blend Emulsion)

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 182

(Paraffin / Carnauba Wax blend Emulsion)

This wax emulsion provides slip, release, and anti-block properties in wood coatings and other applications and may be blended with synthetic and natural lattices. It also provides mar and scratch resistance and water repellency in varnishes and other coatings.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                                    

Michem® Lube 190

(High Density Polyethylene Emulsion)

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

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                                

Michem® Lube 270R

(Paraffin / Polyethylene Wax blend Emulsion)

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

(Paraffin / Polyethylene Wax blend Emulsion)

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

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                                          

Michem® Lube 693

(Polyethylene / Paraffin Wax blend Emulsion)

This emulsion enhances water repellency, water bead, moisture, and vapor resistance in wood coating applications.

Emulsion 38.5 - 39.5 Anionic                                          

Michem® Lube 723

(Paraffin Emulsion)

Provides excellent water repellency and block resistance when used in coatings and paint formulations.

Emulsion 31.5 - 32.5 Nonionic                                        

Michem® Lube 743

(Paraffin Emulsion)

This wax emulsion has excellent compatibility in water-based coating applications and provides water, block, and mar resistance.

Emulsion 31.5 - 32.5 Nonionic                                      

Michem® Lube 743P

(Paraffin 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

(Copolymer dispersion)

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

Specialty Dispersion 24.2 - 25.4 N/A                                  

Michem® Prime 4990R

(Copolymer dispersion)

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

Specialty Dispersion 32.0 - 35.0 Ammoniated dispersion                                    

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