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
Water-based sizing solutions designed to optimize interfacial adhesion in composites using carbon fiber.
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Plastic is often the best option for packaging due to its light weight and high barrier, helping avoid food waste.
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From gardening to light construction to preparing medical supplies, our associates volunteered across the globe to support local charities.
News (Monday, 11 September 2023)
These groundbreaking new in-line primers feature wide substrate compatibility and superior runnability to help simplify press room management.
News (Thursday, 7 September 2023)
Matt Adler will expand our strategic relationship with HP Indigo Digital Press owners & digital printing value chain stakeholders.
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Michelman is a global company with offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Located all over the world, Michelman distribution partners have the expertise to help you win.
As brand owners work to create packaging that engages and connects with consumers, flexible packaging offers the ability to balance sustainability, protection, and the convenience that consumers demand. Flexible packaging addresses these key industry drivers through material and resource efficiency, increased shelf life that prevents food waste, high product-to-packaging ratio, transportation benefits due to light-weighting, and reduced materials to landfill.
Michelman experts develop new materials and coatings with a “sustainability first” approach, prioritizing health & safety during use, and recyclability after use. Our next generation primers, barrier coatings, topcoats, and heat seal coatings offer increased functionality while maintaining a sustainable package, with opportunities to reduce waste, provide product protection, and use fewer raw materials.
Michelman’s water-based Michem® Flex packaging family is a complete system of enabling technologies that allow for environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging solutions. Our coatings are developed to work together, but also flexible enough to work independently with existing coating systems to create superior packaging for food, medical, and consumer goods applications.
Michem® Flex is a range of sustainable, functional, water-based technologies optimized for flexible packaging. Our primers, barrier coatings, topcoats, and specialized heat seal coatings provide ease of converting with one part ready-to-use formulations, while our global production capabilities deliver security of supply with regionally compliant solutions.
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.
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® Lube wax emulsions are added to water-based flexible packaging coatings to maximize the efficiency of form, fill and seal operations, and provide slip control, anti-blocking, mar resistance, and release. Michem® Flex formulated coatings work with both film and paper applications and offer gas, mineral, and moisture barriers with options available for food contact compliance.
News (Wednesday, 22 March 2023)
Water-based coatings enable brands and converters to improve OTR, MVTR, and OGR for flexible packaging.
Environmentally friendly solutions for oriented film, foil, and paper substrates