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CINCINNATI, OH (June 1, 2016) - Michelman will introduce drupa 2016 visitors to two new offline applied primers formulated primarily for use by HP Indigo WS6X00 series and the new HP Indigo 8000 digital press owners. The experimental primers are formulated for flexible packaging applications and higher performance labels.
According to Mr. Jan Denies, Industry Manager for Michelman’s Printing & Packaging Group, “For those companies using HP Indigo WS6X00 series presses without inline priming units, we have developed and are testing two new primers that are applied offline on a flexo or gravure station. They are currently in extensive beta-testing at a variety of customer locations and we expect to commercialize them later in the year.”
Each of these offline primers is designed to serve specific, demanding applications. The first is used for labels that require high water-resistance, such as those found on personal care products including shampoo bottles. The second primer is especially effective on laminated flexible packaging structures, as well as shrink sleeves. The new primers will bolster Michelman’s already wide variety of HP-approved solutions for HP Indigo press owners.
Michelman will show its extensive and continued support for the HP Indigo platform at drupa 2016, and provide a glimpse of what is to come in the second half of 2016. The company will exhibit in hall 4, booth #A24 at the show, which is being held May 31-June 10, 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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 additives and polymeric binders 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, 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.