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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CINCINNATI, OH (October 10, 2014) – Michelman celebrated the grand opening of its new Advanced Materials Collaboration Center on October 2, 2014 at the company’s global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The AMCC enhances Michelman’s ability to develop innovative water-based coatings, surface additives and polymers for the many industries it serves. It includes six new laboratories with state-of-the art equipment, bright and accessible open space and meeting rooms designed to allow application teams to collaborate on projects, and office space for staff and associates.
The spirit of the word “Collaboration” is carried throughout the facility. The building was designed physically and technologically so that Michelman’s teams of internal application specialists and chemists are able to seamlessly interact with customers, vendors, research universities and other R&D facilities engaged in activities related to the markets Michelman serves around the globe. This innovative collaborative approach facilitates the open sharing of ideas and technology between groups to the benefit of all Michelman stakeholders.
New simulation equipment in Michelman’s pilot laboratory allows the company to more accurately observe how product solutions perform under actual end-use conditions, and use that information to improve formulations. This capability helps customers reduce product concept to commercialization time.
At the grand opening, attended by well over 100 guests, Mr. Steve Shifman, President and CEO at Michelman, commented, “In June of 2012, the State of Ohio through its Third Frontier Fund believed in our vision and stepped forward with a $2.5 million grant, which when combined with our own $20 million investment allowed us to build this facility. At our core, we are a science organization. With the AMCC, we have created an environment that exceeds our scientist’s expectations, helps us attract the best and brightest, lets them do their best work, and helps us retain our outstanding talent.”
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry. Michelman’s water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers add value in a wide range of applications including wood care, floor care, industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. As an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, and digital printing press primers, Michelman adds value to consumer and industrial packaging, labels and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its multinational and regional 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.