The Michelman brands of water-based primers and coatings offer critical functionality to complex packaging structures for food, medical, and consumer goods applications.
Michem® Flex P-series primers render packaging films and papers more receptive to extruded PE and PP film, thus the extrusion process is more efficient at lower temperatures, and the extrudate has better adhesion to the substrate. Available primer grades are optimized for applications ranging from very demanding retort packages to more basic end uses.
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.Michelman is field testing new technology for transparent gas barrier that is chlorine-free, for dry and wet food packaging. Contact your Michelman representative for details.
Michem® Flex HS-series heat seal coatings are water-based, often primerless, and balance low initiation temperatures with high ultimate bond strength. Owing to our continuous innovation of the product line, a broad range of products are available to suit various application requirements.