CINCINNATI, OH (February 16, 2016) – Michelman’s new ProHere™ I 13002 is a waterborne polyimide binder used by manufacturers of metal coatings with extremely high temperature resistance, excellent adhesion and very high chemical resistance and mechanical strength. The VOC free formulation allows metal coatings to withstand long term temperatures up to 370°C.
ProHere is Michelman’s line of water-based polymer dispersions and emulsions developed specifically for use in metal coatings. Available grades include polymer resins that serve as organic binders in coating formulations; lubricants; and anti-scratch additives for metal processing and in-use lubricants.
ProHere A, S, I, E and U-range grades provide corrosion protection and chemical resistance, adhesion and mechanical strength for a wide set of processing conditions and metallic substrates.
Michelman’s ProHere L-range solutions are water-based lubricants and surface modifiers that are ideal coating additives for lubricity, slip and torque/ tension control and scratch resistance, some can produce a matting effect on surface optics.
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface modifiers, additives and polymers are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers and composites. Michelman is also well-known as an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, as well as digital printing press primers that are used in the production of consumer and industrial packaging and paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, product development and technical service centers in several major global markets, and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.
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