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.
This wax emulsion provides scratch resistance, lubricity, release, and anti-block properties in auto polishes, cosmetics, paints, coatings, and graphic arts.
This phenol-free additive provides slip and anti-block properties when used in coatings for seeds, metal, wood and OPP films.
APEO-free and formaldehyde-free slip additive made from renewable materials allowing to control the coefficient of friction. This additive enters the formulation of acrylics, PVdC and Michelman low temperature heat seal coatings without affecting bond strength, printability and barrier properties of the coatings. Michem® Lube 160 RPH fully complies with FDA and EU food contact regulations.
Michem® Flex 1820 is a specialty clay coating which provides a receptive and absorbent layer for adhesives and glues in labeling applications. It also provides a matte surface finish.
Designed to provide a high level of mineral oil and oxygen barrier and is printable and cold set gluable.
A transparent high oxygen barrier water-based coating designed primarily for polymer materials. It is more durable and can withstand fracturing and pinholes compared to traditional barrier coatings. It can also be combined with metallization processes as a protective oxygen barrier coating.
A transparent, high oxygen barrier, water-based coating designed primarily for polymer materials that can also be combined with metallization processes as a protective oxygen barrier coating. Michem® Flex Barrier 3510I has a UV indicator added for better visibility of coating during application when used with a black light.
A water-based clear protective top coat that provides good adhesion of vacuum metalized films to inks and laminating adhesives. This product can also be used as a primer for metalization processes.
A transparent high oxygen barrier water-based coating designed primarily for offline applications of polymer materials. It is more durable and can withstand fracturing and pinholes compared to traditional barrier coatings. It can also be combined with metallization processes as a protective oxygen barrier coating.
A water-based matte finish overprint varnish for all polymer materials. This OPV allows brand owners to use polymer materials and create a paper look with a soft velvety texture. It can be applied in registration which allows for clear windows to highlight the product and/or for a mixture of gloss and matte finishes that can enhance overall shelf appeal.
A low COF, matte overprint varnish coating that features excellent anti-scratch performance. This overprint varnish is more transparent with a less white appearance than other matte finish overprint varnishes.
An environmentally friendly primer that promotes print receptivity and adhesion of water-based and UV cured inks and coatings used in printing flexible packaging and labels. It improves ink adhesion on a variety of substrate materials including plastic film, paper, and foil.
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