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 (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.
News (Thursday, 24 August 2023)
Transitioning from film-based substrates to fiber-based substrates can improve end-of-life options for final structures.
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Michelman has created the next generation of multifunctional oxygen primers that provide enhanced barrier properties at low coat weight while simultaneously enabling metallization of core substrates. The result? Two innovative and groundbreaking sustainable packaging solutions. oneBARRIER PrimeCycle is a full PE mono-material barrier alternative to nonrecyclable metallized film. oneBARRIER FibreCycle is a paper-based packaging solution. Intrigued? We hope so. Stop by and learn more about these new flexible packaging solutions at K 2022 from 19-26 October 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
oneBARRIER PrimeCycle, a complete PE barrier alternative to nonrecyclable metallized film, is certified recyclable up to 98%! Our partnership with BOBST, Dow, Sun Chemical, and Zermatt resulted in the co-creation of BOBST’s oneBARRIER PrimeCycle solution. Come see this amazing new film at BOBST’s Stand in Hall 4 / A39 at the K show.
A critical component of this system is the primer—Michem® Flex B3530—which provides high barrier performance on the final laminate with a laminate bond strength of >3 N/15mm.
Following an industry-wide shift in demand for more paper-based packaging options, oneBARRIER FibreCycle was developed as a paper-based packaging solution with partners Bobst and UPM. This collaborative barrier paper solution will be presented at an Open House at BOBST Manchester, UK on 18 October 2022 as well as at K 2022.
Barrier properties are fully retained after five weeks.
0.480.420.380.310.290.620.550.50.410.3900.10.20.30.126.96.36.1992345MVTR (38°C 90% RH)WEEKSSample 1Sample 2Barrier properties are retained after conversion into pouches. (MVTR tropical 0.4 and OTR below 0.1)