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CINCINNATI, OH (March 10, 2016) – Michelman’s DigiPrime® 4431, DigiPrime 050, DigiPrime 680, and Michem® In-Line Primer 030 have been confirmed by Nestlé to be compliant with their Inks guidance document. The document refers to the Nestlé Packaging Safety and Compliance Program and specifically addresses printing inks, lacquers, coatings and varnishes used on Nestlé packaging materials. It is designed to prevent packaging incidents and recalls due to safety and compliance concerns by setting strict guidelines for food safety, toxicology and regulatory compliance for all components used to produce its food packaging.
Michelman’s family of DigiPrime and Michem In-Line primers are used by digital press owners to improve ink receptivity, rub resistance and image quality on most types of paper, plastic and film. “Nestlé compliance opens the doors to new opportunities for our label and packaging printer customers,” said Dr. Rick Michelman, Executive Vice President, Chief Growth and Technology Officer at Michelman. “Nestlé is one of the largest food brand owners in the world, and does a significant amount of digital printing around the globe. Our customers are now able to pursue and quote on those Nestlé print jobs when they are using DigiPrime 4431, DigiPrime 050, DigiPrime 680 or Michem In-Line Primer 030 as the primer for their HP Indigo press.”
These Michelman primers are HP-recommended for use in a variety of applications. DigiPrime 4431 is used in offline priming applications, and is suitable for most films and papers. DigiPrime 050 is formulated for in-line use specifically on the HP Indigo 20000 digital press and imparts a print-receptive surface to films for flexible packaging and label applications. DigiPrime 680 is formulated for in-line use on the HP Indigo WS6000 family presses, and is used for flexible packaging films and shrink sleeves. Michem In-Line Primer 030 is formulated for use on the HP Indigo WS600 family presses and is suited for most label substrates.
Dr. Michelman went on to say, “We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with Nestlé. This now broadens the opportunity available to our DigiPrime customers.”
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.