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)

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® Lube 156 PFP

(Nonionic carnauba wax emulsion)

This wax 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 190

(Anionic polyethylene wax emulsion)

This wax 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 743

(Nonionic paraffin wax 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

(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

(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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