Inline & offline digital printing primers certified for use with HP Indigo presses.
Water-based overprint coatings increase durability and enhance the look & feel of inkjet-printed materials.
High-performance primers for inkjet that improve print quality & ink adhesion on film & paper.
Advanced materials designed to enhance the performance and processing of agricultural products.
Recyclable water-based coatings that confer high barrier to paper-based packaging and wraps.
Enhancing composite performance through optimized fiber-polymer interface adhesion
Sizing solutions designed for use in the manufacturing of glass fiber, carbon fiber and natural fiber.
News (Wednesday, 9 June 2021)
Dr. Rick Michelman will become President & CEO on January 1, 2022, and Steve Shifman will assume the role of Executive Chairman.
News (Thursday, 27 May 2021)
Michelman announces new distribution agreement with Omya to be the exclusive distributor of Michelman surface modifiers and wax emulsions in Canada.
News (Thursday, 13 May 2021)
Michelman UV overprint varnish strengtheners allow HP Indigo digitally-printed labels to endure harsh environments during packing and transport.
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Digital printing technology is driving every segment of production printing. This expansion is due to an increase in the number of printers adding new technologies to increase their competitiveness and enter into new market segments. While some printers leverage digital to increase value to their customers, others use it as an alternative to traditional methods for lower total production costs.
Benefits such as excellent resolution for both high and low volume print runs, shorter lead times with faster equipment turnaround, and customization & personalization capabilities, allow digital printers to access new markets. Michelman helps printers take advantage of growth opportunities such as e-commerce & delivery, food-on-the-go, and active & intelligent packaging, with primer, aqueous overprint coating, and overprint varnish (OPV) solutions that optimize multiple substrates for a range of labels and packaging applications
Digital printing is a more sustainable method for creating packaging and other printed output because it does not require the creation of plates, uses less ink, and reduces inventory waste by allowing converters and brands to print smaller volumes. It positively affects the environment by reducing much of the physical and chemical waste throughout the printing process and allows for high mix, low volume print production to be economically viable.
Michelman has been opening new markets for paper packaging ever since creating our first repulpable water-based coating decades ago. Water-based coatings are safer to apply, conserve resources, and protect & add value to your brand. Our coatings, developed with sustainability in mind, prioritize health & safety during use while helping extend the package life cycle after use. We have set the industry standard with technologies that facilitate the CE principles of recovery, recycling, composting, and repulpability
Primers and OPVs each play different roles in the digital production environment, but together they provide printed material with water resistance, chemical resistance, scratch resistance, and thermal resistance. They also increase gamut, prevent colors from fading, and enable greater customization. Our water-based solutions for inkjet presses include JetPrime® primers for inkjet and DigiGuard® IJ OPVs.
JETPRIME® is Michelman’s family of high-performance primers for inkjet designed to improve print quality and ink adhesion on both film and paper substrates, including solutions for both pigmented water-based and UV inkjet printing applications. Our solutions for coated offset substrates are ideal for high-speed commercial printing with pigmented water-based inks, including folding cartons and corrugated packaging.
JetPrime® also improves adhesion and print quality when printing with UV inkjet on coated, uncoated, and direct thermal paper substrates—particularly wine labels. It improves hold out, reduces bleed and mottle, and makes colors more vibrant.
DIGIGUARD® IJ aqueous overprint coatings protect and enhance the appearance of both toner- and inkjet-based printed materials. Various grades are available for commercial print production; form, fill, and seal packaging; and food contact applications.
News (Thursday, 29 April 2021)
Michelman further invests in its Printing & Packaging business segment by adding two new associates to better anticipate and serve its custo…
Primers and OPVs each play different roles in the digital production environment, but together they provide printed material with water resi…