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.
News (Wednesday, 22 March 2023)
Water-based coatings enable brands and converters to improve OTR, MVTR, and OGR for flexible packaging.
News (Thursday, 2 March 2023)
Rick Michelman discusses aligning corporate culture around sustainable innovation, measuring progress, and regulatory compliance.
News (Tuesday, 21 February 2023)
Dr. Portia Yarborough, CSSO, will lead sustainability initiatives throughout Michelman and the industries we serve.
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Michelman helps improve the performance and functional behavior of technical textiles in applications including construction, ballistic, medical & hygiene, automotive, filtration media, pre-preg, and consumer products.
Our proven expertise in formulating surface treatments, including sizing, binders, and film formers, strengthened by our understanding of end-use applications, provides technical textile manufacturers a set of solutions offering various functionalities that can be applied at the fiber level or as an overtreatment to the textile.
Achieve advanced form and function through fiber surface optimization with our Unyte® brand of water-based emulsions. These solutions enhance textile products' performance by improving adhesion, binding, processability, and heat resistance.
Today's textiles are not limited to traditional applications such as apparel. Strength, chemical resistance, and other performance characteristics can be optimized through advanced surface modification of the textile's fibers. These so-called technical textiles are utilized in a wide range of applications in construction, medical, automotive, and manufacturing, as well as offer protection against ballistics and other hazards. They also help safeguard the environment by replacing heavier, rigid components with lightweight, flexible, nonwoven materials, which help to reduce fuel consumption.
Our Unyte® family of products enhances the performance of many textile materials, and can be used with carbon, glass, aramid, basalt, natural, UHMWPE, and other polymeric fibers, including chopped and continuous formats.
How technical textiles are producedVarious types of fibers are reinforced and combined with other materials into basic intermediate formats — woven, nonwoven, braided, and three-dimensional — and then incorporated into a vast array of end-use applications.
We are well known globally for our emulsification and polymer dispersion technologies and have become the world’s leader in the development of fiber-sizing solutions. Our expertise in formulating surface treatments, strengthened by our understanding of end-use applications, provides technical textile manufacturers a robust set of solutions and capabilities.
We offer binders used in the processing of nonwoven rolled goods manufactured from materials including polypropylene, polyester, nylon and glass.
News (Tuesday, 16 August 2022)
While fiber sizing accounts for a small percent of the finished product, it has a significant impact on the final properties of composites.
News (Wednesday, 4 May 2022)
Unyte® is used in the production of technical textiles, helping customers optimize fabric performance, decrease environmental impact, and i…